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Topic: a little knowledge (2 msgs / 66 lines)
1) From: Deward Hastings
Gene:
The particular phrasing just "popped into my head" as I was typing, and I
can't give a citation or attribution . . . which doesn't mean I never heard
it said that way before, although I don't recall such.  
But the concept is so obvious, and the phrasing so clever , that I'm
*certain* that someone, somewhere, said it before me . . . whether I heard
it or not.
Deward

2) From: Gene Smith
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Now see, If *I'd* said it, I would have used the same reasoning to *prove*
it was mine.  Since I did a cursory search and nothing like it turned up, 
I'll just credit you.
Here are related quotes that did turn up:
From  Alexander Pope - the original source: "A little learning is a 
dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow 
draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."
"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to
be out of danger."    ...Thomas Huxley
From Publilius Syrus (First Century B.C.): "Better to be ignorant of a 
matter than half know it."
And, last but not least, from my favorite author, Terry Pratchett: "They 
say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad 
as a lot of ignorance."
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston


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