A foolish faith in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
The more interviews that an expert had done with the press… the worse his predictions tended to be.
Nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialized character.
I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.
William F Buckley
My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.