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I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.

Tags: Evils, Rather  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

Tags: Here, Simple  ✍ Author: John Adams

Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.

Tags: Lazy, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

Tags: Lie, Youth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.

Tags: Friends, Trouble  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.

Tags: Dangerous  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.

Tags: Classes, Dangerous  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Today's younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us.

Tags: Nobody, Today  ✍ Author: Al Capp

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

Tags: Knowledge, Prefer  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

Tags: Born, Child  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.

Tags: Ashamed, Confess  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

Tags: Men, Sure  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.

Tags: Affection, Heaven  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.

Tags: Fair, Gold  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.

Tags: Powerful, Reputation  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Tags: Learn, Learning  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

Tags: Greater, Learned  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

Tags: Politics, Value  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?

Tags: Respect, Whose  ✍ Author: Marguerite Gardiner

The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.

Tags: Fact, Knows  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The learned man knows that he is ignorant.

Tags: Knows, Learned  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Some people would rather stay ignorant and self-satisfied.

Tags: Rather, Stay  ✍ Author: Janis Ian

There will always be those people who are just backward and ignorant. There will always be those people. They need somebody to feel superior to.

Tags: Somebody, Superior  ✍ Author: Janis Ian

Further, there are things of which the mind understands one part, but remains ignorant of the other; and when man is able to comprehend certain things, it does not follow that he must be able to comprehend everything.

Tags: Able, Mind  ✍ Author: Maimonides

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.

Tags: Crazy, Making  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken
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I was a very naive young man, and I may still be ignorant about a lot of things.

Tags: May, Young  ✍ Author: Joe Namath

We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much, if we would know anything.

Tags: Minds  ✍ Author: John Henry Newman

You seem in England to be entirely ignorant of the temper of our people.

Tags: Seem, Temper  ✍ Author: Peter Oliver

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.

Tags: Knowledge, Learning  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

I'm quite ignorant about fashion and I'm colourblind, so it's all a tad tricky. My only knowledge of that world comes through Christopher Bailey, whom I first met in 2008 when I did a campaign for Burberry that featured musicians, artists, actors and sportsmen.

Tags: Fashion, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Eddie Redmayne

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Tags: Everybody, Subjects  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.

Tags: Found  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.

Tags: Happens, Whatever  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

I actually struggled through teaching myself to cook because I'm completely ignorant in the kitchen. So I did really macho things like trying to make my own curry. Really hardcore stuff.

Tags: Actually, Trying  ✍ Author: Simon Helberg

Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us.

Tags: Self, Within  ✍ Author: A. Alfred Taubman

I like to think I don't make music for ignorant people.

Tags: Music  ✍ Author: Tinie Tempah

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

Tags: Books, Making  ✍ Author: Voltaire

He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.

Tags: Asked, Question  ✍ Author: Voltaire

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.

Tags: Foolish, Luck  ✍ Author: Timothy Zahn

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.

Tags: Ignorance, Malady  ✍ Author: Amos Bronson Alcott

In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.

Tags: Learning, Science  ✍ Author: Ethan Allen

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.

Tags: Democracy, Liberty  ✍ Author: Fisher Ames

The most abysmal advise ever given by the ignorant to the stupid.

Tags: Advise, Stupid  ✍ Author: Tommy Armour

I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all.

Tags: Brain, Reason  ✍ Author: Richard Attenborough

If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me?

Tags: Cannot, Meaning  ✍ Author: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.

Tags: Ideas, System  ✍ Author: John Perry Barlow

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

Tags: Today, Year  ✍ Author: Bernard Berenson

Robert Louis Stevenson... I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys' author, but he's not at all.

Tags: Short, Thought  ✍ Author: Jane Birkin

It seems to me that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Seems  ✍ Author: Edward Bond

To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.

Tags: Death, Except  ✍ Author: Jorge Luis Borges

People who think there is something pedestrian about journalism are just ignorant.

Tags: Journalism, Pedestrian  ✍ Author: Rick Bragg

Before the war there were many who were more or less ignorant of the international labor movement but who nevertheless turned to it for salvation when the threat of war arose. They hoped that the workers would never permit a war.

Tags: Less, War  ✍ Author: Hjalmar Branting

The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.

Tags: Knowledge, Step  ✍ Author: Richard Cecil

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people.

Tags: Church, Great  ✍ Author: John Bates Clark

Some people accuse the new generation of being ignorant, maybe ignorant for the old generation, but it's a new language.

Tags: Language, Old  ✍ Author: Domenico Dolce

Sometimes the ignorant are among the most educated.

Tags: Educated, Sometimes  ✍ Author: James Thomas Fields

I was truly ignorant about art before the film.

Tags: Art, Film  ✍ Author: Claire Forlani

I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand.

Tags: Music, Understand  ✍ Author: Barry Gibb

It is only the young and callow and ignorant that admire rashness. Think before you speak. Know your subject.

Tags: Speak, Young  ✍ Author: Cass Gilbert

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.

Tags: Afford, Fact  ✍ Author: Newt Gingrich

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.

Tags: Intelligence, Smart  ✍ Author: Don Herold

Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that 'death panels' would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it's hard to beat Sarah Palin's ignorant nattering on the subject.

Tags: Death, Hard  ✍ Author: Carl Hiaasen

So I think it's better to say something than not to say anything at all, even to an ignorant person.

 ✍ Author: Chad Hugo

Bullies are just ignorant.

Tags: Bullies  ✍ Author: Josh Hutcherson

When I turned 30, I realized how ignorant I really was. I always thought I had a very accomplished life.

Tags: Life, Thought  ✍ Author: Diane Kruger

The more dependent you are, the more ignorant you must be, and that's how they want you.

Tags: Dependent  ✍ Author: Rush Limbaugh

The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand.

Tags: Cannot, Understand  ✍ Author: Cesare Lombroso

The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them 'more' illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.

Tags: Guns, Political  ✍ Author: David Mamet

Ignore the ignorant.

Tags: Ignore  ✍ Author: Ricky Martin

There may be some so very Ignorant, that they know not how to Pray.

Tags: May, Pray  ✍ Author: Cotton Mather

The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.

Tags: Cannot, Free  ✍ Author: William McKinley

The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant of almost everything except his specialty.

Tags: Almost, Except  ✍ Author: Marshall McLuhan

I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals.

Tags: Hard, Seems  ✍ Author: Fred Melamed

Personally, I think wearing a baby chinchilla says, 'I'm ignorant.'

Tags: Baby, Says  ✍ Author: Eva Mendes

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.

Tags: Fool, Learned  ✍ Author: Moliere

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.

Tags: Become, Corrupt  ✍ Author: James Monroe

Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy - all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man.

Tags: Problems, Young  ✍ Author: Shimon Peres

God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things, though they are ignorant that he is so.

Tags: Anyone, God  ✍ Author: William Plomer

If you are ignorant, you certainly can get into some interesting arguments.

 ✍ Author: Herbert Prochnow

People can be ignorant and still have loving, human qualities.

Tags: Human, Loving  ✍ Author: Rob Reiner

This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks of any other water besides this, is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.

Tags: Foolish, Water  ✍ Author: Alexandra Ripley

My parents were ignorant peasants from the Old World.

Tags: Old, Parents  ✍ Author: Maurice Sendak

Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.

Tags: Democracy, Majority  ✍ Author: Herbert Simon

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

Tags: Courage, Great  ✍ Author: Sydney Smith

I try to be as ignorant about things as I can.

Tags: Try  ✍ Author: Hal Sparks

What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.

Tags: Heaven  ✍ Author: Jonathan Swift

It is only the ignorant who despise education.

Tags: Despise, Education  ✍ Author: Ryan Sypek

The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.

Tags: Nature, Truth  ✍ Author: Lewis Thomas

Violence is a tool of the ignorant.

Tags: Tool, Violence  ✍ Author: Flip Wilson

I don't want to be ignorant in my daughter's eyes.

Tags: Daughter, Eyes  ✍ Author: Gretchen Wilson

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