When I was a boy of fourteen, my father 
was so ignorant I could hardly stand
to have the old man around. But when
I got to be twenty-one, I was
astonished at how much the old man
had learned in seven years. 
•Mark Twain

Nothing is more difficult, and
therefore more precious, 
than to be able to decide
•Napoleon Bonaparte

Intelligence must follow faith, 
never precede it, 
and never destroy it. 
•Thomas Kempis

Some minds are like concrete: 
thoroughly mixed up 
and permanently set. 
•Attributed to the Rev. Denny Brake

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
more complex, and more violent. 
It takes a touch of genius-- and a lot of courage-
-to move in the opposite direction. 
•E. F.Schumacker

They say that the more a person learns, 
the more they find there is to learn. 
Therefore the smarter you think you are, 
the dumber you really are. 
•Chris Hamono

The test of a first-rate intelligence is
the ability to hold two opposed ideas
in the mind at the same time, and 
still retain the ability to function.
•F Scott Fitzgerald

Great spirits have always encountered 
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
•Albert Einstein