"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
wisdom lies in their simplification."
Martin H. Fischer
(1879-1962) German-born American physician and author
As quoted in ‪Encore : A Continuing Anthology‬ (March 1945) edited by Smith Dent, "Fischerisms" p. 309
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There can be a pile of facts here and a pile of facts there, all there is, is a bunch of piles of $*&#@ - no knowledge to be found anywhere.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    ... and their application. ( or was that obvious ? )
     -- Bob, Burlington, VT     
     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Jean O, Enid Ok      
    "Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." Yes, this quote is a monumental platform designed for the entire world to use as a motivational tool. From the time we, for the most part, enter this world, until we shuffle off this mortal coil, we continue to pile up facts, whether good or bad; and most scintillating, wisdom continues to lie in the path of simplifying this knowledge. When we read this quote, we should siege the meaning pertinent to our concern and share... in order to keep the creativity moving on for future generations. Therefore, young people should respect the knowledge that older people share because that is a foundation and a platform for them to enjoy the accolades of a fantastic successful life. And lastly, they should understand that they, too, are moving on up the hill, gathering knowledge and finally... when they reach their peak, they will slowly move on down the the mountain and reach their finally resting place. Yes, their legacy will be left behind, waiting for other to read their quotation. Again, thank you sincerely Mr. Martin H. Fischer for leaving such wonderful quotation for me to read. As a result, this writer is going to rate your quotation a five star rating. The good that you have done for humanity is still speaking for you in this new age.
    Creative/Source {MO}
     -- Mo/Creative Source, Queens New York     
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