Quotes: ignorance

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  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Everything you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Leo Buscaglia
    American author and motivational speaker 1924-1998
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    If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
  • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    American author, feminist and intellectual 1844-1911
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    A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
  • Bob Edwards
    Bob Edwards
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    A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
  • Charles F. Kettering
    Charles F. Kettering
    American inventor 1876-1958
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    A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
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    A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.
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