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I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
William J. Clinton
God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.
Abigail Van Buren
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
Edward de Bono
If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
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