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Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.

Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) Canadian teacher and writer.

There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

An ordinary man away from home giving advice.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.


Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hall-mark of true science.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we --we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything.

Doris Lessing (1919-?) British writer.

Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

Good counselors lack no clients.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.

Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Danish physicist.