A Little Knowledge is a Bad Thing, Quintilian, 1.1.8

“What is more, would that pedagogues either were manifestly educated (which is what I would wish in the first place), or would that they at least knew that they were uneducated. Nothing is worse than those who, having moved a little beyond learning the alphabet, pride themselves on a false impression of their own knowledge.”

De paedagogis hoc amplius, ut aut sint eruditi plane, quam primam esse curam velim, aut se non esse eruditos sciant. Nihil est peius iis qui paulum aliquid ultra primas litteras progressi falsam sibi scientiae persuasionem induerunt.

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