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One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

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

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Henry Kissinger (1923-)

Profession: American Republican Politician, Secretary of State

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.

Author: Doris Lessing (1919)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Harold Macmillan (1894-1986)

Profession: British Conservative Politician, Prime Minister

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

Author: Herbert Marshall

Profession: American Actor

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

Author: Marcel Masse


Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.

Author: William James Mayo (1861-1939)

Profession: American Surgeon, Founder of Mayo Clinic

Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner... it pays to be an expert.

Author: Alan Pease


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

Author: Laurence J. Peter


An expert is an ordinary fella away from home.

Author: Bum Phillips

Profession: American Football Coach

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

Author: P. J. Plauger


Experts often possess more data than judgment.

Author: Colin Powell (1937)

Profession: American Army General

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

Author: American Proverb

Profession: Sayings of American Origin

A specialist is someone who does everything else worse.

Author: Ruggiero Ricci (1918)

Profession: American Violinist