ignorance

Ignorance quotes
Ignorance
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Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.

- W. Clement Stone
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ROMANCE, n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, as a domestic horse to the hitching-post, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination -- free, lawless, immune to bit and rein. Your novelist is a poor creature, as Carlyle might say -- a mere reporter. He may invent his characters and plot, but he must not imagine anything taking place that might not occur, albeit his entire narrative is candidly a lie. Why he imposes this hard condition on himself, and "drags at each remove a lengthening chain" of his own forging he can explain in ten thick volumes without illuminating by so much as a candle's ray the black profound of his own ignorance of the matter. There are great novels, for great writers have "laid waste their powers" to write them, but it remains true that far and away the most fascinating fiction that we have is "The Thousand and One Nights."

- Ambrose Bierce
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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

- King Jr. Martin Luther
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Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.

- Socrates
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The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

- Dyer, Wayne
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Ignorance never settles a question.

- Benjamin Disraeli
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POSITIVISM, n. A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent. Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.

- Ambrose Bierce
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Every principle is a judgment, every judgment the outcome of experience, and experience is only acquired by the exercise of the senses; whence it follows that religious principles bear upon nothing whatever and are not in the slightest innate. Ignorance and fear, you will repeat to them, ignorance and fear -- those are the twin bases of every religion.

- Sade, Marquis De
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Without wisdom, knowledge is more stupid than ignorance.

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To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs), so that with nature and law at his back, and truth and beneficence as his beacon light, he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their Master.

- Blavatsky, Helena Petrova
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You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.

- Leo Szilard
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The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.

- Hwang, Brian
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Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

- Jeremy Bentham
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How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.

- Petrarch, Francesco
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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

- Franklin, Benjamin
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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence -- and then success is sure.

- Mark Twain
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The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.

- Bhagavad Gita
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The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

- Socrates
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Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.

- Greene, Graham
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That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.

- Pike, Albert


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