Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
Conventional wisdom is no wisdom at all. Conventional wisdom is taking somebody else's word for the way things are It's the followers of this world who rely on assumption. Not the leaders.
There are no shortcuts to knowledge, especially knowledge gained from personal experience. Following conventional wisdom and relying on shortcuts can be worse than knowing nothing at all.
Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment
Progress is not a straight line; the future is not a mere projection of trends in the present. Rather, it is revolutionary. It overturns the conventional wisdom of the present, which often conceals or ignores the clues to the future.
All new ideas begin in a non-conforming mind that questions some tenet of the conventional wisdom.
One of the useful things about age is realizing conventional wisdom is often simply inertia with a candy coating of conformity.
Science is based on experiment, on a willingness to challenge old dogma, on an openness to see the universe as it really is. Accordingly, science sometimes requires courage - at the very least the courage to question the conventional wisdom.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
The most important aspect of my personality as far as determining my success goes; has been my questioning conventional wisdom, doubting experts and questioning authority. While that can be painful in your relationships with your parents and teachers, it's enormously useful in life.
The only way to get ahead is to find errors in conventional wisdom.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
When you're used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.
Challenge conventional wisdom. There is almost always a better way.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.
I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
I've always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.
All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.
It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
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