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  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
    English novelist 1905-1980
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    A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Ronald Knox
    Ronald Knox
    English Catholic priest, theologian and author 1888-1957
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    The hall-mark of American humor is its pose of illiteracy.
  • Abdul Qadeer Khan
    Abdul Qadeer Khan
    Pakistani nuclear physicist 1936-
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    Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
    American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
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    Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    The gears of poverty, ignorance, hopelessness and low self-esteem interact to create a kind of perpetual failure machine that grinds down dreams from generation to generation. We all bear the cost of keeping it running. Illiteracy is its linchpin.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
  • Bobby Ghosh
    Bobby Ghosh
    Indian-born American journalist and commentator
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    There's much talk about how there can't be democracy in a region that has problems of illiteracy and poverty. But I bring a different idea to the table when I say, 'Guys, I come from India. I'm more optimistic coming from where I'm coming.'
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    What if Columbus had been told, Chris, baby, don't go now. Wait until we've solved our number-one priorities - war and famine; poverty and crime; pollution and disease; illiteracy and racial hatred....
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