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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.

Tags: America, Nature  ✍ Author: John Adams

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

Tags: Alone, Survive  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Tags: Children, Talent  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

Tags: Knowledge, Problems  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.

Tags: God, Today  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Tags: Fear, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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.

Tags: Peace, Real  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

Tags: Peace, Real  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

Tags: Knowledge, Wisdom  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

Tags: Democracy, Security  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Tags: Art, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Tags: Confidence, Success  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Tags: Life, Success  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Tags: Dangerous, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Tags: Dangerous, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Tags: Giving, Touch  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Tags: Except, Fact  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

Tags: Truth, Wrong  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.

Tags: Darkness  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare
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There is no darkness but ignorance.

Tags: Darkness  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Tags: God, Knowledge  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Tags: Envy, Failure  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Tags: End, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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.

Tags: Belief, End  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

Tags: Enemy, Power  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

Tags: Interest, Second  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Innocence is ignorance.

Tags: Innocence  ✍ Author: Lynne Reid Banks

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

Tags: Education, Learning  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.

Tags: Give, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.

Tags: Pretty, Results  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

Tags: Teach, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

Tags: Arrogance, Pride  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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.

Tags: Freedom, God  ✍ Author: John Calvin

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.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Tags: Individual, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Tags: Knowledge, Real  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Tags: Passion, Turn  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

'God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil.

Tags: God, Men  ✍ Author: Mary Daly

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Tags: Today, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Eric Dane

We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in.

Tags: Fear, Money  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

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.

Tags: Knowledge, Science  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.

Tags: Science, Time  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.

Tags: Become, Science  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

Tags: End, Love  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

Tags: Idea, Wrong  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Tags: Justice, Society  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Remarkable  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

Tags: Highest, Reject  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

I think what a life in science really teaches you is the vastness of our ignorance.

Tags: Life, Science  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.

Tags: Away, Greatest  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

Mental illnesses are so frightening and there's so much ignorance about them that I think it comforts people to think, 'Oh, well, it happens to these people because they deserve it.'

Tags: Deserve, Happens  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.

Tags: Cheerful, Him  ✍ Author: Crystal Eastman

His ignorance is encyclopedic.

 ✍ Author: Abba Eban

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

Tags: Bad, Learning  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!

Tags: Another, Name  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.

Tags: Hour, Knowledge  ✍ Author: George Eliot

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

Tags: Beginning, Whether  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.

Tags: Deception, Human  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.

Tags: Clear, Gain  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.

Tags: Feeling, Learning  ✍ Author: Jean Henri Fabre

Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning.

Tags: Doubt, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

Ignorance is never better than knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge  ✍ Author: Enrico Fermi

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.

Tags: History, Hope  ✍ Author: Richard P. Feynman

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Tags: History, Times  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.

Tags: Stupidity, True  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.

Tags: Learning, Talk  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

Tags: Except, Happy  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

Tags: Life, Water  ✍ Author: Anatole France

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Tags: Knowledge, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Tags: Admiration, Daughter  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.

Tags: Deliberate, Stupidity  ✍ Author: William Gaddis

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.

Tags: Bad, Power  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.

Tags: May, Time  ✍ Author: Eduardo Galeano

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Tags: Nature, Truth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Here's what the right-wing has in, there's no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes.

Tags: Fear, Hate  ✍ Author: Janeane Garofalo

Until as recently as November of 1966, I had complete faith in the Warren Report. Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance, since I had never read it.

Tags: Faith, Until  ✍ Author: Jim Garrison

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.

Tags: Color, Imagination  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

Our great struggle in medicine these days is not just with ignorance and uncertainty. It's also with complexity: how much you have to make sure you have in your head and think about. There are a thousand ways things can go wrong.

Tags: Great, Struggle  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.

Tags: Harder, Knowledge  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

Tags: Fear, Shadow  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.

Tags: Action, Terrible  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

Tags: Knowledge, Wise  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.

Tags: Men, Political  ✍ Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton

It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control.

Tags: Control, Work  ✍ Author: Alice Hamilton

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

Tags: Child, Prejudice  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.

Tags: Evening, Wine  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Opinions  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.

Tags: America, Home  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.

Tags: August, Prayer  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.

 ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

It's appropriate that the word 'ignorance' is an extension of the word 'ignore.' We ignore so much and so we become ignore-ant.

Tags: Become, Ignore  ✍ Author: David Icke

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Tags: Belief, Miracles  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

There is no slavery but ignorance.

Tags: Slavery  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.

Tags: Bible, Gentleman  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.

Tags: Pride, Truth  ✍ Author: Edward Irving

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.

Tags: Evil, Truth  ✍ Author: Molly Ivins

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

Tags: Fifth, Freedom  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.

Tags: America, Past  ✍ Author: Daryn Kagan

I'm against ignorance.

Tags: Against  ✍ Author: Herman Kahn

I've wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers' work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.

Tags: Real, Work  ✍ Author: Garrison Keillor

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