Ignorance

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

John Adams

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I'm a believer in 'Ignorance is bliss'.

Julianna Margulies

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The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler

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The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

John F. Kennedy

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We're all caught up in circumstances, and we're all good and evil. When you're really hungry, for instance, you'll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing — well, maybe that's too strong — but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance.

Anthony Hopkins

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True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

Akhenaton

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The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.

Karl A. Menninger

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Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

Plato

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Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

Thomas Paine

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It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

Thomas Sowell

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Ignorance — quotes and aphorisms

A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.

Charles B. Rangel

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Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Francis of Assisi

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People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.

Bill Gates

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Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

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Ignorance is always afraid of change.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

Carl Sagan

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I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.

bell hooks

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Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.

Henry Rollins

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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

Saul Bellow

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Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn't hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out.

Willie Nelson

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