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Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own 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.
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.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
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.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.
If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.
When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
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.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo da Vinci
Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Francis of Assisi
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