To Generalize is to be an Idiot. To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit General Knowledges are those Knowledges that Idiots possess.
idiots are really one hundred per cent when they are also intelligent.piet hein
Degrade first the arts if you'd mankind degrade,Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade.william blake
Of all the idiots I have met in my life, and the Lord knows that they have not been few or little, I think that I have been the biggest.karen blixen
Power calls to those who are hungry for power, and there are hungry idiots everywhere.laura anne gilman
Obviously, they're all a gang of idiots. But, you know... live and let live.david gilmour
It's not that Perl programmers are idiots, it's that the language rewards idiotic behavior in a way that no other language or tool has ever done.erik naggum
Greatest misconception about We aren’t democratic. Our readers edit the entries, but we’re actually quite snobby. The core community appreciates when someone is knowledgeable, and thinks some people are idiots and shouldn’t be writing.jimmy wales
How some men creep in skittish Fortune's hall, While others play the idiots in her eyes!william shakespeare
In all the human societies we have ever reviewed, in every age and every state, there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.iain banks
Oh, what idiots we all have been. This is just as it must be.niels bohr
"To which god must I sacrifice in order to heal?" To which of the warring serpents should I turn with the problem that now faces me? It is easy, and tempting, to choose the god of Science. Now I would not for a moment have you suppose that I am one of those idiots who scorns Science, merely because it is always twisting and turning, and sometimes shedding its skin, like the serpent that is its symbol. It is a powerful god indeed but it is what the students of ancient gods called a shape-shifter, and sometimes a trickster.Robertson Davies
If we accept the Greek's definition of the idiot as an altogether private man, then we must conclude that many American citizens are now idiots. And I should not be surprised, although I don't know, if there were some such idiots even in Germany.c. wright mills
For the Second Amendment to do its job, the other side must become much better informed. I watched an action-adventure program last night that asserted that the famous AK-47 the original peoples' rifle (and Authority's greatest mistake) is rare in this country, and that the only ones here were originally smuggled in from the Middle East, or possibly from South America. The idiots who wrote this mess seemed unaware that after legal imports mostly from China were illegally cut off by executive order, they began to be manufactured here.l. neil smith
I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.linus torvalds
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
I am not, as I consider, to decide cases in favour of fools or idiots, but in favour of ordinary English people, who understand English when they see it, and are not deceived by any difference in type, but who have before them a very plain statement.
The three greatest idiots in history, have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote, and myself.
Degrade first the arts if you'd mankind degrade, Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade .
It is paltry philosophy if in the old-fashioned way one lays down rules and principles in total disregard of moral values . As soon as these appear one regards them as exceptions, which gives them a certain scientific status, and thus makes them into rules. Or again one may appeal to genius , which is above all rules; which amounts to admitting that rules are not only made for idiots, but are idiotic in themselves.
In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language .
idiots are always in favour of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favour of equality.George Bernard Shaw
To Generalize is to be an Idiot. To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit — General Knowledges are those Knowledges that idiots possess.william blake
The idiots of socialism are slaves, but they are no one's property and therefore no one's loss.