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It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.
~ Charles Horton Cooley

 

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It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
~ Henry Kissinger

 

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Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
~ Laurence J. Peter

 

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My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
~ P. J. Plauger

 

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

 

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One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.
~ Elbert Hubbard

 

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Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized ac
~ Max Weber

 

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

 

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The more the world is specialized the more it will be run by generalists.
~ Marcel Masse

 

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The public do not know enough to be experts, but know enough to decide between them.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
~ Herbert Marshall

 

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

 

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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

 

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We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.
~ Georg Hegel

 

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We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
~ Harold Macmillan

 

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What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
~ Edgar Degas

 

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What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home.
~ American Proverb

 

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What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.
~ Malcolm S. Forbes

 

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Where there are two Phd's in a developing country, one is head of state and the other is in exile.
~ Lord Samuel

 

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