The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. - Marcus Tullius Cicero


Being unable to make people more reasonable, I preferred to be happy away from them. - Voltaire


I've studied now Philosophy
And Jurisprudence, Medicine,
And even, alas! Theology
All through and through with ardour keen!
Here now I stand, poor fool, and see
I'm just as wise as formerly.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Those who can, do; those who can't, teach. - George Bernard Shaw