Quotes: ignorant

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  • John Simon
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    Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
  • John Abbott
    John Abbott
    Canadian lawyer and politician 1821-1893
    John Abbott
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    ''How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ''By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
    Molière
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    A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.

  • Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
    Will Rogers
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    An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release - out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know?
  • As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
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    Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before, Bokonon tells us. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
    Bernard Berenson
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    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
    Will Rogers
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    Everybody is ignorant - only on different subjects.
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