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Ignorance quotes by A.S. Byatt
#1. What is read and understood and contemplated and intellectually grasped is our own, madam, to live and work with. A lifetime's study will not make accessible to us more than a fragment of our own ancestral past, let alone the aeons before our race was formed. But that fragment we must thoroughly possess and hand on. Hoc opus, hic labor est. There is, I am tempted to assert, no easy way, no short cut: we are, in attempting those, like Bunyan's Ignorance who found a path to Hell at the very gate of the City of Heaven. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Ignorance quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#2. Life is a natural phenomenon – and by mystifying it, one only disgraces its natural beauty. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Ignorance quotes by Melanie Joy
#3. Becoming aware of the intense suffering of billions of animals, and of our own participation in that suffering, can bring up painful emotions: sorrow and grief for the animals; anger at the injustice and deception of the system; despair at the enormity of the problem; fear that trusted authorities and institutions are, in fact, untrustworthy; and guilt for having contributed to the problem. Bearing witness means choosing to suffer. Indeed, empathy is literally 'feeling with.' Choosing to suffer is particularly difficult in a culture that is addicted to comfort
a culture that teaches that pain should be avoided whenever possible and that ignorance is bliss. We can reduce our resistance to witnessing by valuing authenticity over personal pleasure, and integration over ignorance. #Quote by Melanie Joy
Ignorance quotes by Jane Smiley
#4. If novels and stories are bulletins from the progressive states of ignorance a writer passes through over the years, observations and opinions about horses are all the more so, since horses are more mysterious than life and harder to understand. #Quote by Jane Smiley
Ignorance quotes by Gore Vidal
#5. What the police in their ignorance have not figured out is that they have lost all credibility since World War II. They are sort of parasites on the fringe of society and do no particular good for anyone except possibly themselves. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Ignorance quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#6. It's not as if there's an empty patch that one can see and so one can say, 'There's my ignorance; it's about ten by ten and a dozen feet high and someday someone will fill in the empty patch. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Ignorance quotes by Stuart Wilde
#7. Remember that you are a teacher, you are helping people, making them feel safer, taking them from fear to love, from ignorance to knowledge. #Quote by Stuart Wilde
Ignorance quotes by Malcolm De Chazal
#8. The chicken "understands" the dog, the dog can interpret the dove's cooing, the insect can fathom the lowing of the cow, and no matter how faraway the eagle may be, the cow can tell where it is. All audible animal messages are indifferently understood by all animals even though each one is monolingual at most. Could there be any more remarkable lesson in and example of understanding others without loss of personality? Most impenetrable to the thoughts of others are those who have no personal language. Most intolerant people hail from the land of self-ignorance. #Quote by Malcolm De Chazal
Ignorance quotes by Chanakya
#9. Charity puts and end to poverty; righteous conduct to misery; discretion to ignorance; and scrutiny to fear. #Quote by Chanakya
Ignorance quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#10. To be relevant, you must seek knowledge. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Ignorance quotes by George Eliot
#11. The intensity of her religious disposition, the coercion it exercised over her life, was but one aspect of a nature altogether ardent, theoretic, and intellectually consequent: and with such a nature struggling in the bands of a narrow teaching, hemmed in by a social life which seemed nothing but a labyrinth of petty courses, a walled-in maze of small paths that led no whither, the outcome was sure to strike others as at once exaggeration and inconsistency. The thing which seemed to her best, she wanted to justify by the completest knowledge; and not to live in a pretended admission of rules which were never acted on. Into this soul-hunger as yet all her youthful passion was poured; the union which attracted her was one that would deliver her from her girlish subjection to her own ignorance, and give her the freedom of voluntary submission to a guide who would take her along the grandest path. #Quote by George Eliot
Ignorance quotes by Doris Lessing
#12. She was well armed with facts from The New Statesman, She was even better armed by the conviction of being in the right, but what is the use of being right if one is faced by the blank, unaltered stare of satisfied ignorance? Martha was so new to the game that she was surprised by Mrs. Buss's calm remark, "Oh, well, everyone's entitled to their ideas." She said it was not a question of ideas, but one of fact. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Ignorance quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#13. A French woman is a perfect architect in dress: she never, with Gothic ignorance, mixes the orders; she never tricks out a snobby Doric shape with Corinthian finery; or, to speak without metaphor, she conforms to general fashion only when it happens not to be repugnant to private beauty. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Ignorance quotes by Albert Einstein
#14. It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of teaching have not yet entirely strangled that sacred spirit of curiosity and inquiry, for this delicate plant needs freedom no less than stimulation. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Ignorance quotes by Vanna Bonta
#15. Our true enemies are: ignorance and limitation. #Quote by Vanna Bonta
Ignorance quotes by Jane Smiley
#16. Ignorance and bloodlust have a long tradition in the United States, especially in the red states. #Quote by Jane Smiley
Ignorance quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#17. Maybe he was wrong, he sometimes thought. Maybe it would be nice to confess to someone that most of the time he could barely relate to what was being discussed, that he couldn't participate in everyone else's shared language of childhood pratfalls and frustrations. But then he would stop himself, for admitting ignorance of that language would mean having to explain the one he did speak. Although #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Ignorance quotes by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
#18. Even those, who some time ago believed all the stories about God, that is who believed that divine power exists, have now come to be so ashamed of their own belief, hiding their ignorance, they are now struggling hard to prove those stories as scientifically true. #Quote by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Ignorance quotes by Manly P. Hall
#19. The ability to feel 'with' rather than 'for' is the essential difference between consciousness and emotion. When we feel for things we are emotionally moved. Pity, sympathy, and kindred feelings stir us, and yet they seldom give any definite impulse that is of value in the adjustment of any chain of circumstances.

When we feel with things we are so much a part of them that we understand the innermost elements of their being. Thus understanding comes with consciousness, and knowledge with intellectual comprehension. According to the ancient doctrines, perfect consciousness - the ability to feel with everything as part of everything - was regarded as the ultimate state of so-called human unfoldment, and he who had achieved this had attained to godhood in his own right. The gods are simply emblematic of varying degrees of consciousness in that vast interval between ignorance and realization. #Quote by Manly P. Hall
Ignorance quotes by Cesar Milstein
#20. What attracted me to immunology was that the whole thing seemed to revolve around a very simple experiment: take two different antibody molecules and compare their primary sequences. #Quote by Cesar Milstein
Ignorance quotes by Earl Nightingale
#21. How are you coming with your home library? Do you need some good ammunition on why it's so important to read? The last time I checked the statistics...I think they indicated that only four percent of the adults in this country have bought a book within the past year. That's dangerous. It's extremely important that we keep ourselves in the top five or six percent.
In one of the Monthly Letters from the Royal Bank of Canada it was pointed out that reading good books is not something to be indulged in as a luxury. It is a necessity for anyone who intends to give his life and work a touch of quality. The most real wealth is not what we put into our piggy banks but what we develop in our heads. Books instruct us without anger, threats and harsh discipline. They do not sneer at our ignorance or grumble at our mistakes. They ask only that we spend some time in the company of greatness so that we may absorb some of its attributes.

You do not read a book for the book's sake, but for your own.

You may read because in your high-pressure life, studded with problems and emergencies, you need periods of relief and yet recognize that peace of mind does not mean numbness of mind.

You may read because you never had an opportunity to go to college, and books give you a chance to get something you missed. You may read because your job is routine, and books give you a feeling of depth in life.

You may read because you did go to college.

#Quote by Earl Nightingale
Ignorance quotes by Kevin DeYoung
#22. The biggest deception of our digital age may be the lie that says we can be omni-competent, omni-informed, and omni-present. We cannot be any of these things. We must choose our absence, our inability, and our ignorance - and choose wisely. #Quote by Kevin DeYoung
Ignorance quotes by Thom Mayne
#23. The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art. #Quote by Thom Mayne
Ignorance quotes by H.G.Wells
#24. He came away with an exasperated sense of failure. He denounced parliamentary government root and branch that night. Parliament was doomed. The fact that it had not listened to Rud was only one little conclusive fact in a long indictment. "It has become a series of empty forms," he said. "All over the world, always, the sawdust of reality is running out of the shapes of quasi-public things. Not one British citizen in a thousand watches what is done in Parliament; not one in a thousand Americans follows the discourses of Congress. Interest has gone. Every election in the past thirty years has been fought on gross misunderstandings. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Ignorance quotes by Barbara W. Tuchman
#25. The attitude was a sense of superiority so dense as to be impenetrable. A feeling of this kind leads to ignorance of the world and of others because it suppresses curiosity. #Quote by Barbara W. Tuchman
Ignorance quotes by Jo Nesbo
#26. Innocence walks hand-in-hand with ignorance. How insight never clarifies, only complicates. #Quote by Jo Nesbo
Ignorance quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#27. Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Ignorance quotes by Victor Hugo
#28. Go on philosophers
teach, enlighten, kindle, think aloud, speak up, run joyfully toward broad daylight, fraternize in the public squares, announce the glad tidings, lavish your alphabets, proclaim human rights, sing your Marseillaises, sow enthusiasms, tear off green branches from the oak trees. Make thought a whirlwind. This multitude can be sublimated. Let us learn to avail ourselves of this vast conflagration of principles and virtues, which occasionally sparkles, bursts, and shudders. These bare feet, these naked arms, these rags, these shades of ignorance, depths of despair, the gloom can be used for the conquest of the ideal. Look through the medium of the people, and you will discern the truth. This lowly sand that you trample underfoot, if you throw it into a furnace and let it melt and seethe, will become sparkling crystal; and thanks to such as this a Galileo and a Newton will discover the stars. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Ignorance quotes by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon
#29. Ignorance produced genera, and science produced, and will continue to produce, proper names; nor of these shall we be afraid to increase the number, whenever we shall have occasion to denote different species. #Quote by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon
Ignorance quotes by Elizabeth Moon
#30. I always thought my questions were wrong questions because no one else asked them. Maybe no one thought of them. Maybe darkness got there first. Maybe I am the first light touching a gulf of ignorance ... Maybe my questions matter. #Quote by Elizabeth Moon
Ignorance quotes by Neil Gaiman
#31. You ask me, I welcome new gods. Bring them on. The god of the guns. The god of bombs. All the gods of ignorance and intolerance, of self-righteousness, idiocy and blame. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Ignorance quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#32. We live among ruins in a World in which 'god is dead' as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one's ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better - in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Ignorance quotes by Lindy West
#33. When faced with a choice between an incriminating truth or a flattering lie, America's ruling class has been choosing the lie for four hundred years. White Americans hunger for plausible deniability and swaddle themselves in it and always have - for the sublime relief of deferred responsibility, the soft violence of willful ignorance, the barbaric fiction of rugged individualism. The worst among us have deployed it to seduce and herd the vast, complacent center: It's okay. You didn't do anything wrong. You earned everything you have. Benefiting from genocide is fine if it was a long time ago. The scientists will figure out climate change. The cat's name is Tardar Sauce. We have to kick this addition if we're going to give our children any kind of future. #Quote by Lindy West
Ignorance quotes by Samuel Johnson
#34. Among the innumerable mortifications which waylay human arrogance on every side may well be reckoned our ignorance of the most common objects and effects, a defect of which we become more sensible by every attempt to supply it. Vulgar and inactive minds confound familiarity with knowledge and conceive themselves informed of the whole nature of things when they are shown their form or told their use; but the speculatist, who is not content with superficial views, harasses himself with fruitless curiosity, and still, as he inquires more, perceives only that he knows less. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Ignorance quotes by Nelson Mandela
#35. I was a young man who attempted to make up for his ignorance with militancy. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Ignorance quotes by Joseph Alois Schumpeter
#36. If we limit ourselves to painting as an example, both for brevity's sake and because in that field my ignorance is slightly less complete than it is in others, and if (wrongly, as I think) we agree to start an epoch with Giotto's Arena frescoes and then follow the line (nothing short of damnable though such "linear" arguments are) Giotto - Masaccio - Vinci - Michelangelo - Greco, no amount of emphasis on mystical ardors in the case of Greco can obliterate my point for anyone who has eyes that see. #Quote by Joseph Alois Schumpeter
Ignorance quotes by Alexander Elder
#37. Traders lose because the game is hard, or out of ignorance, or lack of discipline or because of both. #Quote by Alexander Elder
Ignorance quotes by Marguerite Gardiner
#38. Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. #Quote by Marguerite Gardiner
Ignorance quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#39. Pills for sickness;
books for ignorance. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Ignorance quotes by Piero Scaruffi
#40. Most books are about aspects of human knowledge - Few people write books about human ignorance, despite the fact that there would be much more to write about #Quote by Piero Scaruffi
Ignorance quotes by Suzy Kassem
#41. There are over a million types of fish in the sea as there are flowers in all of the world's gardens. There are at least a million different types of rocks/minerals as there are species of birds or monkeys. To believe we are the only "intelligent beings" on this earth and beyond is ignorance. The possible configurations of lifeforms that could be created from a single atom are infinite. There are at least a billion people on this earth, and no two faces look the same. It is very arrogant to assume that we have seen all of God's miracles. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Ignorance quotes by Roxane Gay
#42. Internet outrage can seem mindless, but it rarely is. To make that assumption is dismissive. There's something beneath the outrage - an unwillingness to be silent in the face of ignorance, hatred or injustice. Outrage may not always be productive, but it is far better than silence. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Ignorance quotes by Laini Taylor
#43. ignorance and power, they´re a poor combination. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Ignorance quotes by Christine Feehan
#44. You snuck past me, didn't you?" Ian accused. "I knew I hadn't gone to sleep."
Sam understood what Ian was doing: giving Ryland time to assimilate the danger to his son and come to terms with it. He deliberately drew attention away from their leader.
"Many times, as a matter of fact," Azami said, willing to sacrifice herself so that Ryland could take a moment to recover and hold his child close. "I tweaked your chin once."
Ian rubbed his chin, glaring at her. "You did. I felt it. A draft hit me and it felt like someone pulled a hair from my chin."
"I was red and I couldn't resist. You really need to shave," Azami pointed out. "What's with that little red fuzz on your chin anyway? Is it some sort of statement I don't understand?"
"Statement?" Ian flared, stroking the tiny little red vee on his chin. "This is manly, woman. Don't you know that?"
Azami gave a slight bow, lowering her lashes and chin demurely, but not before Sam caught the sparkle in her eyes. "Forgive me, Ian, I did not know a man of your stature needed fuzz to be manly. I can only plead ignorance of this custom."
The men snickered and nudged Ian, Tucker reaching out to touch the red fuzz. Ian punched his arm away. #Quote by Christine Feehan
Ignorance quotes by Anthony J. D'Angelo
#45. Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. #Quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo
Ignorance quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#46. The world does not know how to concentrate on working. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Ignorance quotes by Salman Rushdie
#47. How treacherous history is! Half-truths, ignorance, deceptions, false trails, errors and lies, and buried somewhere in between all of that, the truth, in which it is easy to lose faith, of which it is consequently easy to say, it's a chimera, there's no such thing, everything is relative, one man's absolute belief is another man's fairy tale; but about which we insist, we insist most emphatically, that it is too important an idea to give up to the relativity merchants. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Ignorance quotes by Isaac Asimov
#48. It was easy to cover up ignorance by the mystical word intuition. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Ignorance quotes by Anne Serling
#49. On a deeper level, the film [Seven Days in May] displays several themes that are important to my father throughout his career. Prime among these is not succumbing to fear born of ignorance. In the nuclear age, he seems to be telling us, we can't throw up our hands in helplessness over the enormity of the problem. With the stakes as dire as they are, we must all work positively to change things for the better. I think that is why he believes so firmly in the idea of the United Nations. As in 'Twilight Zone's' "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street", my dad is warning us that the greatest threat we face is if a potential enemy uses our fears to get us to start destroying ourselves. #Quote by Anne Serling
Ignorance quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#50. Those moments when we learn that mothers rage and fathers kill, that friends betray and authority is fallible, or that our own blank, innocent ignorance can destroy the pure, the good, and the loved are moments the very memory of which constitutes the beginning of a strategy to live in a world where such horrors exist. #Quote by Samuel R. Delany
Ignorance quotes by Ken Kesey
#51. To know a thing you have to trust what you know, and all that you know, and as far as you know in whatever direction your knowing drags you. I once had a pet pine squirrel named Omar who lived in the cotton secret and springy dark of our old green davenport; Omar knew that davenport; he knew from the Inside what I only sat on from the Out, and trusted his knowledge to keep from being squashed by my ignorance. He survived until a red plaid blanket
spread to camouflage the worn-out Outside
confused him so he lost his faith in his familiarity with the In. Instead of trying to incorporate a plaid exterior into the scheme of his world he moved to the rainspout at the back of the house and was drowned in the first fall shower, probably still blaming that blanket: damn this world that just won't hold still for us! Damn it anyway! #Quote by Ken Kesey
Ignorance quotes by Larry King
#52. Those of us forced to read the London papers sometimes speculate about which is greater: the average British hack's sloth, mendacity, ignorance, obsequiousness, capacity for drink, or aversion to paying for that drink. Smart money tends to split between the latter two. #Quote by Larry King
Ignorance quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#53. Attachment-abhorrence is an 'effect' and ignorance (of the self) is the 'cause'! #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Ignorance quotes by Richelle Mead
#54. Because there is no greater evil than ignorance and the destruction of genius. Ignorance has been responsible for more death, more bigotry, and more sin than any other force. It is the destroyer of mankind. #Quote by Richelle Mead
Ignorance quotes by Helen DeWitt
#55. There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant
life, love, a conversation, you name it, the etiquette is that you must begin in ignorance & persevere in the face of knowledge, & though I naturally believe that this is profoundly wrong it's not nice to go around constantly offending people. #Quote by Helen DeWitt
Ignorance quotes by Douglas Preston
#56. quotation from Einstein: 'The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.' I would suggest to Dr. Chauncy that in combination, the two qualities are even more alarming. #Quote by Douglas Preston
Ignorance quotes by Charles Darwin
#57. Nevertheless so profound is our ignorance, and so high our presumption, that we marvel when we hear of the extinction of an organic being; and as we do not see the cause, we invoke cataclysms to desolate the world, or invent laws on the duration of the forms of life! #Quote by Charles Darwin
Ignorance quotes by Anthony Powell
#58. This matter of being able to establish Barbara's whereabouts for a specific number of hours brought at least limited relief from agonies of ignorance as to what her movements might be, with consequent inability to exercise control over her in however slight a degree; for love of that sort - the sort where the sensual element has been reduced to a minimum - must after all, largely if not entirely, resolve itself to the exercise of power: a fact of which Barbara was, of course, more aware than I. #Quote by Anthony Powell
Ignorance quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#59. This is how you conquer your enemies:
through their ignorance of you,
and through your knowledge of them. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Ignorance quotes by Jeremy Collier
#60. Confidence, as opposed, to modesty and distinguished from decent assurance, proceeds from self-opinion, and is occasioned by ignorance and flattery. #Quote by Jeremy Collier
Ignorance quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#61. ...too many facts hamper a diplomat, especially an honest one."
"I'm not especially honest."
"But you have no talent for dishonesty, so your refuge must be ignorance and stubbornness. You have the latter; try to preserve the former. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Ignorance quotes by John Powers
#62. They hate us because we don't even know why they hate us. #Quote by John Powers
Ignorance quotes by Frederick Lenz
#63. To suffer because of anything you see, feel or experience here in the world of moment to moment is a mistake. It is like becoming upset over a frightening dream. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Ignorance quotes by Darius Jones
#64. Of all the mysteries, Darius," the old man began. "Perhaps the greatest is Mind. For all the ignorance in the world, the assaults against reason by tyrants and rabble, no one has been able to stop it. Just the opposite. All those cultures that have abandoned Mind have paid the price, lost their way and decayed, succumbing to the darkness. And yet Mind has forged ahead. #Quote by Darius Jones
Ignorance quotes by Guy De Maupassant
#65. It is not difficult to pass for being learned. The secret is not to betray your ignorance. #Quote by Guy De Maupassant
Ignorance quotes by George Herbert
#66. Laugh not too much; the witty man laughs least: For wit is news only to ignorance. Lesse at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance. #Quote by George Herbert
Ignorance quotes by Malala Yousafzai
#67. Education is the best weapon through which we can fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism. #Quote by Malala Yousafzai
Ignorance quotes by Alfred Korzybski
#68. Those ignorant "masters of our destinies" who regard humans as animals or as monstrous hybrids of natural and supernatural must be dethroned by scientific education.

Humans can be literally poisoned by false ideas and false teachings. Many people have a just horror at the thought of putting poison into tea or coffee, but seem unable to realize that, when they teach false ideas and false doctrines, they are poisoning the time-binding capacity of their fellow men and women. One has to stop and think! #Quote by Alfred Korzybski
Ignorance quotes by Jennifer Ouellette
#69. I succeeded at math, at least by the usual evaluation criteria: grades. Yet while I might have earned top marks in geometry and algebra, I was merely following memorized rules, plugging in numbers and dutifully crunching out answers by rote, with no real grasp of the significance of what I was doing or its usefulness in solving real-world problems. Worse, I knew the depth of my own ignorance, and I lived in fear that my lack of comprehension would be discovered and I would be exposed as an academic fraud
psychologists call this "imposter syndrome". #Quote by Jennifer Ouellette
Ignorance quotes by Plato
#70. And the quality of good judgement is clearly a form of knowledge and skill, as it is because of knowledge and not because of ignorance that we judge well. #Quote by Plato
Ignorance quotes by John Gay
#71. Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest. #Quote by John Gay
Ignorance quotes by Stuart Firestein
#72. George Bernard Shaw, in a toast at a dinner feting Albert Einstein, proclaimed, "Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating 10 more." Isn't that glorious? Science (and I think this applies to all kinds of research and scholarship) produces ignorance, possibly at a faster rate than it produces knowledge. Science, then, is not like the onion in the often used analogy of stripping away layer after layer to get at some core, central, fundamental truth. Rather it's like the magic well: no matter how #Quote by Stuart Firestein
Ignorance quotes by James Targett
#73. God did not mean us to be ignorant. He left us this marvelous universe to decipher and understand. #Quote by James Targett
Ignorance quotes by Johann Martin Boltzius
#74. During the conversation she [7th-GGM, Anna Maria Hoepflinger Floerl] also talked about the guidance with which God had provided her when they started to expel the Salzburgers. She was born in the state of Bavaria and brought up in ignorance by her seriously erring mother and some relatives. However, when God recognized that He could save her soul, He saw to it that among the twelve journeyman of a papal masterbuilder from Salzburg who worked on a church in Bavaria, there was a Lutheran journeyman, called "the Lutheran," about whose religion strange things were said. Because he got room and board at the house of her cousin, for whom she worked, she was very much aware of his Christian behavior. And, since she noticed great peace, nonconformance to the world, and diligent prayer and intercession as well as sympathy and tears when he saw the bound Evangelical Salzburgers being led past him, she had the deep desire to talk to this man secretly about his and her religious faith.

One evening God arranged for her cousin to be busy with the soldiers who were accompanying the Salzburgers on their way across Bavaria, while the servants were in the tavern. She grasped this opportunity to make this knowledgeable man, who was experienced in Christianity, teach her the Evangelical truth for three hours; upon her request, he also sent her a good book, namely the Schaitberger, in a small well-secured barrel. In it, they eagerly read for three consecutive weeks at night about the E #Quote by Johann Martin Boltzius
Ignorance quotes by Spike Lee
#75. We've got to turn this backward thinking around where ignorance is championed over intelligence. Young black kids being ridiculed by their peers for getting A's and speaking proper English: that's criminal. #Quote by Spike Lee
Ignorance quotes by Catherine McCormack
#76. I happen to have worked with male directors who don't understand women at all. Not at all. I'm flabbergasted by their ignorance. #Quote by Catherine McCormack
Ignorance quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#77. Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill ... I can neither be harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be angry with my kinsman or hate him; for we have come into the world to work together ... #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Ignorance quotes by Gabor Mate
#78. The war mentality represents an unfortunate confluence of ignorance, fear, prejudice, and profit ... The ignorance exists in its own right and is further perpetuated by government propaganda. The fear is that of ordinary people scared by misinformation but also that of leaders who may know better but are intimidated by the political costs of speaking out on such a heavily moralized and charged issue. The prejudice is evident in the contradiction that some harmful substances (alcohol, tobacco) are legal while others, less harmful in some ways, are contraband. This has less to do with the innate danger of the drugs than with which populations are publicly identified with using the drugs. The white and wealthier the population, the more acceptable is the substance. And profit. If you have fear, prejudice, and ignorance, there will be profit. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Ignorance quotes by Michiko Kakutani
#79. Trump's ridiculousness, his narcissistic ability to make everything about himself, the outrageousness of his lies, and the profundity of his ignorance can easily distract attention from the more lasting implications of his story: how easily Republicans in Congress enabled him, undermining the whole concept of checks and balances set in place by the founders; how a third of the country passively accepted his assaults on the Constitution; how easily Russian disinformation took root in a culture where the teaching of history and civics had seriously atrophied. #Quote by Michiko Kakutani
Ignorance quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#80. Jesus Christ on earth was to destroy ignorance by manifesting light #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Ignorance quotes by Terry Pratchett
#81. Personally, I treasure my ignorance of how machinery works, although I am well aware that this is something of great interest to some people, he added, in a tone of voice that suggested he meant strange and secret people ... busy people, excitable people, fiddling people, tinkering and volatile people. A kind, alas, who would say something as innocent as, let's give it a try, it can't hurt, surely? We can always hide under the coffee table. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Ignorance quotes by Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
#82. The mockery towards the ignorant reflects ignorance. #Quote by Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
Ignorance quotes by Geoffrey Willans
#83. It hapens very often that parents think they are worred about the progress a boy is making. they do not realise that all boys are numskulls with o branes which is not surprising when you look at the parents really the whole thing goes on and on and there is no stoping it it is a vicious circle. #Quote by Geoffrey Willans
Ignorance quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#84. The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless
your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you. If you think you know many things and understand them well enough, realize at the same time that there is much you do not know. Hence, do not affect wisdom, but admit your ignorance. Why prefer yourself to anyone else when many are more learned, more cultured than you? #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Ignorance quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#85. ...many forces that influenced the flow of the tale: boons and curses and manmade laws. There was no hero or villain in the epic, just people struggling with life, responding to crises, making mistakes, repeating mistakes, in innocence or ignorance, while trying to make their lives meaningful and worthwhile. #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Ignorance quotes by Ryan White
#86. My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance. #Quote by Ryan White
Ignorance quotes by V.M.Robinson
#87. We mathematicians understand that without the education of children, the economy cannot grow, and the world would starve from ignorance. #Quote by V.M.Robinson
Ignorance quotes by Dara Reidyr
#88. Most of social media is simply a popularity contest. Well, I'm not here for the competition; I have important business and words of depth to change the course. So, while you follow the path of the ignorant, the rest of us will celebrate truth and the higher path. #Quote by Dara Reidyr
Ignorance quotes by Kenneth R. Miller
#89. Most scientists who are religious look for God in what science does understand and has explained. So the way in which my view is different from the creationists or intelligent design proponents is that I find knowledge a compelling reason to believe in God. They find ignorance a compelling reason to believe in God. #Quote by Kenneth R. Miller
Ignorance quotes by Kevin DeYoung
#90. Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires. #Quote by Kevin DeYoung
Ignorance quotes by Paul Theroux
#91. And then there are the laziest and most presumptuous of people, those who can read but who don't bother, who live in the smuggest ignorance and seem to me dangerous. #Quote by Paul Theroux
Ignorance quotes by Maya Angelou
#92. It was a little light, but she aimed it directly at the gloom of ignorance. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Ignorance quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#93. Religions are like glow-worms: they need darkness in order to shine. A certain degree of general ignorance is the condition for the existence of any religion. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Ignorance quotes by Confucius
#94. No matter how busy you make think you are you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance #Quote by Confucius
Ignorance quotes by George Eliot
#95. The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth. #Quote by George Eliot
Ignorance quotes by Bruce Sterling
#96. Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate, but you wouldn't really call that privacy. That's ignorance. #Quote by Bruce Sterling
Ignorance quotes by Jacob Bronowski
#97. It's said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That's false, tragically false. Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance, it was done by dogma, it was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.

Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgment in science stands on the edge of error and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible. In the end, the words were said by Oliver Cromwell: "I beseech you in the bowels of Christ: Think it possible you may be mistaken."

I owe it as a scientist to my friend Leo Szilard, I owe it as a human being to the many members of my family who died here, to stand here as a survivor and a witness. We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people. #Quote by Jacob Bronowski
Ignorance quotes by Richard Rohr
#98. It is crucial that Jesus is led by the Spirit. There are two wildernesses, two darknesses in the spiritual journey. One you go into by your own stupidity, by your sin, blindness, ignorance and mistakes. We all do that. But there's another darkness. The holy darkness is the darkness that God leads us into, through and beyond. This is a necessary darkness for the journey. In a certain sense, God's darkness is a much better teacher than light. There comes a time when you have to either go deeper into faith or you will turn back, when you have to live without knowing or you lose faith altogether. So we have the Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness, to face the essential darkness. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Ignorance quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#99. How do we know that Telauges wasn't a better man than Socrates? It's not enough to ask whether Socrates' death was nobler, whether he debated with the sophists more adeptly, whether he showed greater endurance by spending the night out in the cold, and when he was ordered to arrest the man from Salamis decided it was preferable to refuse, and "swaggered about the streets" (which one could reasonably doubt). What matters is what kind of soul he had. Whether he was satisfied to treat men with justice and the gods with reverence and didn't lose his temper unpredictably at evil done by others, didn't make himself the slave of other people's ignorance, didn't treat anything that nature did as abnormal, or put up with it as an unbearable imposition, didn't put his mind in his body's keeping. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Ignorance quotes by Mark Twain
#100. When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. #Quote by Mark Twain
Ignorance quotes by Plato
#101. Ignorance: the root of all evil. #Quote by Plato
Ignorance quotes by Ibram X. Kendi
#102. Incorrect conceptions of race as a social construct (as opposed to a power construct) of racial history as a single march of racial progress (as opposed to a duel of antiracist and racist progress), of the race problem as rooted in ignorance and hate (as opposed to powerful self-interest) -- all come together to produce solutions bound to fail. Terms and sayings like 'I'm not racist' and 'race-neutral' and 'post-racial' and 'color-blind' and 'only one race, the human race' and 'only racists speak about race' and 'Black people can't be racist' and 'White people are evil' are bound to fail in identifying and eliminating racist power and policy. #Quote by Ibram X. Kendi
Ignorance quotes by Jim Hightower
#103. If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head. #Quote by Jim Hightower
Ignorance quotes by Batuhan Ibal
#104. Ignorance is a bliss. One does not simply believe everything they see on the Internet. If an individual has full swag control and mastery of the deception of swag, one could have easily seen through this 'troll'. This is why learning the basic 4 swag principles and mastering them is extremely necessary. Basically, one must AT least master the 4 elements of swag in order to see through deception and perceive where the swag count energy is being emitted from. this state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking , where it is absent, discussion is adapted to become worse than useless.
My title as 'Man of Swag' can never be replaced. I am Swag #Quote by Batuhan Ibal
Ignorance quotes by Steven Erikson
#105. The prince is blind to subtlety. He knows his own ignorance and stupidity so is ever suspicious of others, especially when they say things he does not understand. One cannot negotiate when dragged in the wake of emotions. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Ignorance quotes by Heraclitus
#106. And some men are as ignorant of what they do when awake as they are forgetful of what they do when asleep. #Quote by Heraclitus
Ignorance quotes by David Eddings
#107. When ignorance is bliss, there's folly in wisdom. #Quote by David Eddings
Ignorance quotes by Jonathan Adler
#108. So many people shy away from using color in their homes for fear of getting it wrong ... But ignorance and fear are no reason to live in a bland box. #Quote by Jonathan Adler
Ignorance quotes by Bradley Jersak
#109. In modern street-English, we use "hell" as a catchall term to describe the bad place (usually red hot) where sinful people are condemned to punishment and torment after they die. This simplistic, selective, and horrifying perception of hell is due in large part to nearly 400 years of the King James Version's monopoly in English-speaking congregations (not to mention centuries of imaginative religious art). Rather than acknowledge the variety of terms, images, and concepts that the Bible uses for divine judgment, the KJV translators opted to combine them all under the single term "hell." In truth, the array of biblical pictures and meanings that this one word is expected to convey is so vast that they appear contradictory. For example, is hell a lake of fire or a place of utter darkness? Is it a purifying forge or a torture chamber? Is it exclusion from God's presence or the consuming fire of God's glory?

While modern scholarship acknowledges the mis- or over-translation of Sheol, Hades, and Gehenna as "hell" - especially if by "hell" we refer automatically to the eternal punishment of the wicked in conscious torment in a lake of fire - the thoroughly discussed limitations of hell language and imagery have been slow to permeate the theology of pulpits and pews in much of the church. Why the reluctance? Do we resist out of ignorance? Or are we afraid that abandoning infernalism implies abandoning faithfulness to Scripture and sound doctrine? After all, for so long we #Quote by Bradley Jersak
Ignorance quotes by Rajneesh
#110. Remain alert about your blindness, about your fear, about your ignorance, and just your alertness will dispel
the whole darkness of blindness, of fear, of ignorance. #Quote by Rajneesh
Ignorance quotes by Kathy Baldock
#111. What's happening outside church walls is happening inside church walls. It is all part of the human experience. Ignorance and lack of education about sex, sexual orientation, gender identities, and human sexuality in general have led to harmful assumptions and poor pastoral counsel. #Quote by Kathy Baldock
Ignorance quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#112. There is no room for ignorance among the knowledgeable,
no room for nonsense among the practical,
no room for fear among the formidable,
no room for haste among the gentle,
no room for dishonesty among the noble,
no room for indecency among the honorable,
no room for insolence among the respectful,
and no room for secrecy among the truthful.

And there is also no room for hubris among the humble,
no room for indecision among the stable,
no room for weakness among the powerful,
no room for distrust among the reliable,
no room for intolerance among the hospitable,
no room for stinginess among the charitable,
no room for wrath among the amiable,
and no room for strife among the affable. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Ignorance quotes by Wendell Phillips
#113. Do not take the yardstick of your ignorance to measure what the ancients knew, and call everything which you do not know lies. Do not call things untrue because they are marvelous, but give them a fair consideration. #Quote by Wendell Phillips
Ignorance quotes by James Hilton
#114. If I had a child who wanted to be a teacher, I would bid him Godspeed as if he were going to war. For indeed the war against prejudice, greed, and ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less because they may live to see some fraction of the battle won. #Quote by James Hilton
Ignorance quotes by Jane Yolen
#115. Fish are not the best authority on water. #Quote by Jane Yolen
Ignorance quotes by Luis Valdez
#116. A lot of the public responses are based on the prejudices and ignorance, they've been inherited from previous generations. California has always been a multicultural state, but the thing is, you've got to open your eyes and people in general need to get over their own prejudices. #Quote by Luis Valdez
Ignorance quotes by Charlie Munger
#117. The ethical rule is from Samuel Johnson who believed that maintenance of easily removable ignorance by a responsible office holder was treacherous malfeasance in meeting moral obligation. The prudential rule is that underlying the old Warner & Swasey advertisement for machine tools: "The man who needs a new machine tool, and hasn't bought it, is already paying for it". The Warner & Swasey rule also applies, I believe, to thinking tools. If you don't have the right thinking tools, you, and the people you seek to help, are already suffering from your easily removable ignorance. #Quote by Charlie Munger
Ignorance quotes by Matthew Pearl
#118. An obscure character by the name of Belial. He is interpreted as a minion of the devil by some scholars, but that is wrong. It is ignorance. The name means, literally speaking, 'one who cannot be yoked,' and it is really every one of us who takes control of our own destiny while others blow in the wind. We may be punished for it, but we would never do it another way. We are all Belials. #Quote by Matthew Pearl
Ignorance quotes by Ern Malley
#119. I had read in books that art is not easy
But no one warned that the mind repeats
In its ignorance the vision of others. I am still
the black swan of trespass on alien waters. #Quote by Ern Malley
Ignorance quotes by Alice Walker
#120. Ignorance, arrogance, and racism have bloomed as Superior Knowledge in all too many universities. #Quote by Alice Walker
Ignorance quotes by Henry Thomas Buckle
#121. That the system of morals propounded in the New Testament contained no maxim which had not been previously enunciated, and that some of the most beautiful passages in the apostolic writings are quotations from Pagan authors, is well known to every scholar ... To assert that Christianity communicated to man moral truths previously unknown, argues on the part of the asserted either gross ignorance or wilful fraud. #Quote by Henry Thomas Buckle
Ignorance quotes by Franz Kafka
#122. Quite simple," said the chairman, "you haven't really come into contact with our authorities. All those contacts are merely apparent, but in your case, because of your ignorance of the situation here, you think they're real. As for the telephone: look, in my own house, though I certainly deal often with the authorities, there's no telephone. At inns and in places like that it may serve a useful purpose, along the lines, say, of an automated phonograph, but that's all. Have you ever telephoned here, you have? Well then, perhaps you can understand me. At the Castle the telephone seems to work extremely well; I've been told the telephones up there are in constant use, which of course greatly speeds up the work. Here on our local telephones we hear that constant telephoning as a murmuring and singing, you must have heard it too. Well, this murmuring and singing is the only true and reliable thing that the local telephones convey to us, everything else is deceptive. There is no separate telephone connection to the Castle and no switchboard to forward our calls; when anyone here calls the Castle, all the telephones in the lowest-level departments ring, or all would ring if the ringing mechanism on nearly all of them were not, and I know this for certain, disconnected. Now and then, though, an overtired official needs some diversion - especially late in the evening or at night - and turns on the ringing mechanism, then we get an answer, though an answer that's no more than a joke. T #Quote by Franz Kafka
Ignorance quotes by Gautama Buddha
#123. Understand the suffering of worldly existence.
Abandon its causes of ignorance and selfishness.
Practice the path of meditation and compassion.
Awaken from suffering within Great Peace. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Ignorance quotes by Virginia Woolf
#124. Better is it', she thought, 'to be clothed with poverty and ignorance, which are the dark garments of the female sex; better be quit of martial ambition, the love of power, and all the other manly desires if so one can more fully enjoy the most exalted raptures known to the humane spirit, which are', she said aloud as her habit was when deeply moved, 'contemplation, solitude, love. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Ignorance quotes by Socrates
#125. ...I do not believe that the law of God permits a better man to be harmed by a worse. No doubt my accuser might put me to death or have me banished or deprived of civic rights; but even if he thinks, as he probably does (and others to, I dare say), that these are great calamities, I do not think so... For let me tell you, gentlemen, that to be afraid of death is only another form of thinking that one is wise when one is not; it is to think that one knows what one does not know. No one knows with regard to death whether it is not really the greatest blessing that can happen to a man; but people dread it as though they were certain that it is the greatest evil; and this ignorance, which thinks that it knows what it does not, must surely be ignorance most culpable. This, I take it, gentlemen, is the degree, and this is the nature of my advantage over the rest of mankind; and if I were to claim to be wiser than my neighbour in any respect, it would be in this: that not possessing any real knowledge of what comes after death, I am also conscious that I do not possess it. But I do know that to do wrong and to disobey my superior, whether God or man, is wicked and dishonourable; and so I shall never feel more fear or aversion for something which, for all I know, may really be a blessing, than for those evils which I know to be evils. #Quote by Socrates
Ignorance quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#126. Things that are truly great need nothing from me, and to somehow think that they do speaks to my utter lack of greatness. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Ignorance quotes by Vishal Chipkar
#127. Our planet for Superhumans.

Let us change the name of our planet as Divine Home,
Let us compel the higher consciousness to descend upon our divine home, Let us change the United Nations to United Humans. When the self ignorance, ego and immaturity is removed from mankind, politics and religion will no more exist,
When politics is removed, borders won't be required, When the religion is removed, hatred, misbelief and mass ignorance will not exist, god as dual wont exist.
Let us live on the 29% earth as one Home, the divine home.
Welcome Superhumans". #Quote by Vishal Chipkar
Ignorance quotes by Humphry Davy
#128. Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown ... #Quote by Humphry Davy
Ignorance quotes by Lionel Suggs
#129. Evolution is a part of nature. The world has strayed away from God, and now interprets its conception for the benefit of blissful ignorance. #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Ignorance quotes by Emo Philips
#130. I used to think I knew everything, but older you get the more you see other areas. If you could read everything about both sides, you'll pretty much be in the middle again, which is the state you had when you were totally ignorant. So my theory is if you maintain total ignorance - which isn't easy, but I try - you'll be just as far ahead as if you'd spent days and days reading about the whole issue. And you have that much extra time to play Pac-man. #Quote by Emo Philips
Ignorance quotes by Sun Tzu
#131. and were closely pursued by Pan Ch`ao. Over 5000 heads were brought back as trophies, besides immense spoils in the shape of horses and cattle and valuables of every description. Yarkand then capitulating, Kutcha and the other kingdoms drew off their respective forces. From that time forward, Pan Ch`ao's prestige completely overawed the countries of the west." In this case, we see that the Chinese general not only kept his own officers in ignorance of his real plans, but actually took the bold step of dividing his army in order to deceive the #Quote by Sun Tzu
Ignorance quotes by Fidel Castro
#132. Ignorance is the root of many ills. Knowledge must be the fundamental ally of nations that aspire, despite all their tragedies and problems, to become truly emancipated, to build a better world. #Quote by Fidel Castro
Ignorance quotes by George Gilder
#133. The system failed not because it was rational, but because rational choice in the face of massive ignorance - whether attributable to folly or deceit - is meaningless. Capitalism depends not on the freedom to choose but on the free flow of information across a low-entropy carrier. Corrupt the carrier with noise, and capitalism collapses. And the great corrupter of any carrier, the great generator of destructive noise, is power. And in this case the powers assembled were immense. #Quote by George Gilder
Ignorance quotes by Johnny Stone
#134. I was a slave long before meeting the Master, but then again we all are, every man woman and child whether they realize it or not. I was a slave to the conforming ritual of proper society my parents tried to chain me down with. I was a slave to the wheels of the machine, going through life obliviously with the drudgery of paychecks and stoplights guiding my actions. I was a slave to my own ignorance of self-restraint and foolish delusions, while my body sought the intangible freedom of something that dwelt in the world of shadows. But more importantly, I was a slave to the fear of humiliation and cultural prosecution from people that would never understand the joy I now feel. #Quote by Johnny Stone
Ignorance quotes by Daniel Kish
#135. Ignorance and fear are but matters of the mind - and the mind is adaptable. #Quote by Daniel Kish
Ignorance quotes by Sirshree
#136. IGNORANCE
Ignorance is your biggest enemy. Understanding of the Truth is your greatest friend. #Quote by Sirshree
Ignorance quotes by Frederick Lenz
#137. Do not feel that you are destined to enlightenment in this life. You have no idea. This is an illusion of selfhood. It's gross ignorance and egotism. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Ignorance quotes by Colleen Houck
#138. Later that sweltering evening, I climbed into my tiny tent and lay down on top of my bedroll, twisting the lighter blanket around me mummy-style.
Ren ducked his head in to check on me and laughed. "Do you always do that?"
"Only when camping."
"You know bugs can still get in there."
"Don't say that. I like to live in ignorance. #Quote by Colleen Houck
Ignorance quotes by Alice Walker
#139. The absence of models, in literature as in life, to say nothing of painting, is an occupational hazard for the artist, simply because models in art, in behavior, in growth of spirit and intellect
even if rejected
enrich and enlarge one's view of existence. Deadlier still, to the artist who lacks models, is the curse of ridicule, the bringing to bear on an artist's best work, especially his or her most original, most strikingly deviant, only a fund of ignorance and the presumption that as an artist's critic one's judgement is free of the restrictions imposed by prejudice, and is well informed, indeed, about all the art in the world that really matters. #Quote by Alice Walker
Ignorance quotes by Isaac Asimov
#140. To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Ignorance quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#141. There is nothing so annoying as to be fairly rich, of a fairly good family,
pleasing presence, average education, to be "not stupid," kindhearted,
and yet to have no talent at all, no originality, not a single idea
of one's own - to be, in fact, "just like everyone else."
Of such people there are countless numbers in this world - far more
even than appear. They can be divided into two classes as all men
can - that is, those of limited intellect, and those who are much cleverer.
The former of these classes is the happier.
To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is
simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that
belief without the slightest misgiving.
Many of our young women have thought fit to cut their hair short, put
on blue spectacles, and call themselves Nihilists. By doing this they have
been able to persuade themselves, without further trouble, that they
have acquired new convictions of their own. Some men have but felt
some little qualm of kindness towards their fellow-men, and the fact has
been quite enough to persuade them that they stand alone in the van of
enlightenment and that no one has such humanitarian feelings as they.
Others have but to read an idea of somebody else's, and they can immediately
assimilate it and believe that it was a child of their own brain.
The "impudence of ignorance," if I may use the expr #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Ignorance quotes by Ilaria Ramelli
#142. Apokatastasis, as is clear from some passages cited and many others, depends on illumination and instruction, which goes hand in hand with correction. This is fully consistent with Origen's ethical intellectualism, a Platonic-Socratic and Stoic heritage that is found in other Fathers as well, such as Gregory of Nyssa. How one behaves depends on what one knows and how one thinks and regards reality; will depends on the intellect and is not an autonomous force. As a consequence, evil is never chosen qua evil, but because it is mistaken for a good, out of an error of judgment, due to insufficient knowledge and/or obnubilation (e.g., Hom. 1 in Ps. 37.4; Hom. in Ez. 9.1). Hence the importance of instruction. If one's intellect is illuminated, and achieves the knowledge of the Good, one will certainly adhere to the Good. Apokatastasis itself, as the end of Book 2 of Περὶ ἀρχῶν, is described as an illumination and a direct vision of the truth, as opposed to the mere 'shadows' that the logika knew beforehand (Origen is reminiscent not only of Plato's Cave myth, but also of 1 Tim 2:4-6, that God wants all humans to reach the knowledge of the truth, and of 1 Cor 13:12 on eventually knowing God 'face to face'). Only with full knowledge is choice really free, and a choice done with full knowledge is a choice for the Good. A choice for evil is not really free: it results from obnubilation, ignorance, and passion. This is why Origen was convinced that divine providence will bring all logik #Quote by Ilaria Ramelli
Ignorance quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#143. I remembered a time when my grandmother had asked me to explain television to her - the guts, not the funny pictures. There are things which cannot be taught in ten easy lessons, nor popularized for the masses; they take years of skull sweat. This be treason in an age when ignorance has come into its own and one man's opinion is as good as another's. But there it is. As Star says, the world is what it is - and doesn't forgive ignorance. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Ignorance quotes by Atrocitus
#144. Do you hate?

The most powerful hate is not born out of ignorance or prejudice or a perceived threat. Those three are fear in disguise.

The fury that fuels my corps ignites from personal pain. Those whose lives were ravaged by greed, lust and control wield the crimson light.

The rings replace our damaged hearts. They beat for them. And they keep us alive only to hate. #Quote by Atrocitus
Ignorance quotes by Libba Bray
#145. I'd like to thank readers. Every time you open a book, it is a strike against ignorance. Unless you're reading Sarah Palin. #Quote by Libba Bray
Ignorance quotes by Ravindra Shukla
#146. I can fight with a real problem. But I cannot solve the ignorance. I cannot solve the illusion of your mind. #Quote by Ravindra Shukla
Ignorance quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#147. If every Genius has a touch of Madness, does every Normal person have a touch of Ignorance ? #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Ignorance quotes by Charles F. Glassman
#148. The best way to expose our ignorance is to hold on to biased ideas and opinions, because we fear giving the upper hand to the other side. #Quote by Charles F. Glassman
Ignorance quotes by Joseph Conrad
#149. (about sailors) Their minds are of the stay-at-home order, and their home is always with them - the ship; and so is their country - the sea. One ship is very much like another, and the sea is always the same. In the immutability of their surroundings the foreign shores, the foreign faces, the changing immensity of life, glide past, veiled not by a sense of mystery but by a slightly disdainful ignorance; for there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence and as inscrutable as Destiny. For the rest, after his hours of work, a casual stroll or a casual spree on shore suffices to unfold for him the secret of a whole continent, and generally he finds the secret not worth knowing. The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Ignorance quotes by Bryant McGill
#150. For the vile human pigs in life; the sloppy, disheveled, uncaring dregs, the ungrateful, and especially for the vicious, negative emotional peasants - there will only continue to be the hard and painful lessons you so desperately need. The invisible hand will hold you in your wretched place until your last breath - unless you evolve. If you are cruel and ignorant the invisible fist will pound you into oblivion until you submit, humble yourself and soften your hard heart. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Ignorance quotes by Thomas Sankara
#151. The enemies of a people are those who keep them in ignorance. #Quote by Thomas Sankara
Ignorance quotes by Steve Silberman
#152. The real protagonist of scientifiction was science itself, conquering the dark forces of irrationality and ignorance. #Quote by Steve Silberman
Ignorance quotes by Peter F. Hamilton
#153. Out of twinkling stardust all came, into dark matter all will fall. Death mocks us as we laugh defiance at entropy, yet ignorance birthed mortals sail forth upon time's cruel sea. #Quote by Peter F. Hamilton
Ignorance quotes by Malcolm X
#154. Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. Once we have more knowledge (light) about each other, we will stop condemning each other and a United front will be brought about. #Quote by Malcolm X
Ignorance quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#155. It is the inefficiency and sham of ... our schools ... that save us from being dashed on the rocks of false doctrine instead of drifting down the midstream of mere ignorance. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Ignorance quotes by Edward Irving
#156. 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. #Quote by Edward Irving
Ignorance quotes by John Wray
#157. Only a blind man could have lived through these last years without seeing what was bearing down upon us; so I made myself blind as I could manage. I wanted to believe the worst was behind me, and I found an easy way to make it so. I simply turned my back on what was coming. #Quote by John Wray
Ignorance quotes by A.E. Housman
#158. Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time. #Quote by A.E. Housman
Ignorance quotes by Gwendolyn Womack
#159. According to Plato, Socrates believed all knowledge came from a divine state, but humans had forgotten it. Most lived in a cave of ignorance, but one could become enlightened by climbing out of the darkness and understanding the divide between the spiritual and material planes. #Quote by Gwendolyn Womack
Ignorance quotes by Kimberly Sabatini
#160. Maybe heaven was innocence, limbo was ignorance, and hell was fiery illumination. #Quote by Kimberly Sabatini
Ignorance quotes by Richard Gere
#161. The idea of fixing of healing is an important part of any genuine spiritual approach. Kabbalah is very much about this idea of fixing of things that have been damaged. From a Buddhist point of view, things have been damaged because ignorance has intoxicated the mind. #Quote by Richard Gere
Ignorance quotes by Jack Whyte
#162. I suspect that much of life is like that. We seldom see what is closest to our eyes. #Quote by Jack Whyte
Ignorance quotes by Anandputra Ananta
#163. To "know" is surprising since it merely means that you do know that there is so much that you do not know! Though if ignorance was bliss, it perhaps referred to the human world! #Quote by Anandputra Ananta
Ignorance quotes by Marcel Proust
#164. Maybe it was because of his ignorance of music that he had been capable of receiving so confused an impression, the kind of impression that is, however, perhaps the only one which is purely musical, immaterial, entirely original, irreducible to any other order of impression. An impression of this kind is, for an instant, so to speak, sine materia. No doubt the notes we hear then tend already, depending on their loudness and their quantity, to spread out before our eyes over surfaces of varying dimensions, to trace arabesques, to give us sensations of breadth, tenuousness, stability, whimsy. But the notes vanish before these sensations are sufficiently formed in us not to be submerged by those already excited by the succeeding or even simultaneous notes. And this impression would continue to envelop with its liquidity and its "mellowness" the motifs that at times emerge from it, barely discernible, immediately to dive under and disappear, known only by the particular pleasure they give, impossible to describe, to recall, to name, ineffable - if memory, like a laborer working to put down lasting foundations in the midst of the waves, by fabricating for us facsimiles of these fleeting phrases, did not allow us to compare them to those that follow them and to differentiate them. And so, scarcely had the delicious sensation which Swann had felt died away than his memory at once furnished him with a transcription that was summary and temporary but at which he could glance while the #Quote by Marcel Proust
Ignorance quotes by Abba Eban
#165. His ignorance is encyclopedic. #Quote by Abba Eban
Ignorance quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#166. If that's how you want invoke your evidence for God, then God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance that is getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time goes on. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Ignorance quotes by Eugene H. Peterson
#167. I don't know one thing about the future. I don't know what the next hour will hold. There may be sickness, accident, personal or world catastrophe. Before this day is over I may have to deal with death, pain, loss, rejection. I don't know what the future holds for me, for those I love, for my nation, for this world. Still, despite my ignorance and surrounded by tinny optimists and cowardly pessimists, I say that God will accomplish his will, and I cheerfully persist in living in the hope that nothing will separate me from Christ's love. #Quote by Eugene H. Peterson
Ignorance quotes by Steve Hagen
#168. Consciousness divides Reality. It conceptualises it, packages it, and explains it to itself. Then in our ignorance, we think it's taking readings on things 'out there. #Quote by Steve Hagen
Ignorance quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#169. It is right that man should love those who have offended him. He will do so when he remembers that all men are his relations, and that it is through ignorance and involuntarily that they sin,
and then we all die so soon. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Ignorance quotes by Elizabeth Taylor
#170. It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. #Quote by Elizabeth Taylor
Ignorance quotes by Carl Sagan
#171. Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Ignorance quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#172. Ignorance is the root of everything that stands in the way of these attainments. Ignorance binds us to suffering; therefore ignorance has to be clearly identified. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Ignorance quotes by Albert Einstein
#173. Condemnation before investigation, is the highest form of ignorance. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Ignorance quotes by Nikola Tesla
#174. Deficient observation is merely a form of ignorance and responsible for the many morbid notions and foolish ideas prevailing. #Quote by Nikola Tesla
Ignorance quotes by Meng Jin
#175. I had never asked my mother about my father. She had not forbidden it; even if I'd had a general feeling that such questions were discouraged, I had no memory of my mother saying, Be quiet, never speak of it again. Had I been a coward? Indifferent, too absorbed in the petty present to care? Or perhaps I'd believed there'd be endless time for the confusions my knowledge might bring. However it came to pass, at a certain point it became too late to ask such questions - too late because it seemed I should already know their answers, and so an admission of ignorance would be an admission of great carelessness - and then (from shame? from sloth?) I turned father into a concept, an emptiness so abstract it was as good as dead. #Quote by Meng Jin
Ignorance quotes by Anonymous
#176. 29Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead. #Quote by Anonymous
Ignorance quotes by Damien Echols
#177. Ignorance breeds superstition. #Quote by Damien Echols
Ignorance quotes by Laini Taylor
#178. A man once said, 'All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.' Mark Twain, you know. He had a fine mustache. Men of wisdom so often do. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Ignorance quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#179. Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Ignorance quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#180. No wealth like education and no poverty like ignorance #Quote by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Ignorance quotes by Karen Maezen Miller
#181. What if you suddenly saw through all your fear and ignorance, your restless craziness, and realized that you already possess what you are looking for because you already are everything you are looking for? #Quote by Karen Maezen Miller
Ignorance quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#182. We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress, we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Ignorance quotes by Herman Melville
#183. Ignorance is the parent of fear. #Quote by Herman Melville
Ignorance quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#184. A terrible thing has now happened to religion. Except in the places where it can still enforce itself by fear superimposed on ignorance, it has become one opinion among many. It is forced to compete in the free market of ideas and, even when it strives to retain the old advantage of inculcating its teachings into children (for reasons that are too obvious to need underlining), it has to stand up in open debate and submit to free inquiry. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Ignorance quotes by Plato
#185. We see many instances of cities going down like sinking ships to their destruction. There have been such wrecks in the past and there surely will be others in the future, caused by the wickedness of captains and crews alike. For these are guilty men, whose sin is supreme ignorance of what matters most. #Quote by Plato
Ignorance quotes by Rob Brezsny
#186. Push hard to get better, become smarter, grow your devotion to the truth, fuel your commitment to beauty, refine your emotional intelligence, hone your dreams, negotiate with your shadow, cure your ignorance, shed your pettiness, heighten your drive to look for the best in people, and soften your heart
even as you always accept yourself for exactly who you are with all of your so-called imperfections. #Quote by Rob Brezsny
Ignorance quotes by Anthony Marais
#187. Those who take thinking seriously have a serious problem - ignorance and arrogance commingle. #Quote by Anthony Marais
Ignorance quotes by Peter Prange
#188. Anything we do to fight misery and ignorance and poverty, no matter how imperfect it may be, is still better than doing nothing at all. #Quote by Peter Prange
Ignorance quotes by Maimonides
#189. All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. #Quote by Maimonides
Ignorance quotes by Josh Billings
#190. The trouble with most folks isn't their ignorance. It's knowin' so many things that ain't so. #Quote by Josh Billings
Ignorance quotes by Camelia C.
#191. There are many backstabbing friends who in your hard time will ignore you, without to ask something from them. You just are filled with sadness and they don't confide in you anymore.
The downside of your hard time is being considered rude, negative, boorish and insistent. #Quote by Camelia C.
Ignorance quotes by John Ruskin
#192. Ignorance, which is contented and clumsy, will produce what is imperfect, but not offensive. But ignorance dis contented and dexterous, learning what it cannot understand, and imitating what it cannot enjoy, produces the most loathsome forms of manufacture that can disgrace or mislead humanity. #Quote by John Ruskin
Ignorance quotes by Kanhaiyalal N Khanchandani
#193. When you light up the lamp of awareness the ignorance and fear disappear. #Quote by Kanhaiyalal N Khanchandani
Ignorance quotes by Aristophanes
#194. Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever #Quote by Aristophanes
Ignorance quotes by Stewart Edward White
#195. A man is skillful at woodraft just in proportion as he approaches this balance. Knowing the wilderness can be comfortable when a less experienced man would endure hardship. Conversely, if a man endures hardships where a woodsman could be comfortable, it argues not his toughness, but his ignorance or foolishness, which is exactly the case with our blatant friend of the drawing-room reputation. #Quote by Stewart Edward White
Ignorance quotes by Annie Dillard
#196. The interior life is often stupid. Its egoism blinds it and deafens it; its imagination spins out ignorant tales, fascinated. It fancies that the western wind blows on the Self, and leaves fall at the feet of the Self for a reason, and people are watching. A mind risks real ignorance for the sometimes paltry prize of an imagination enriched. The trick of reason is to get the imagination to seize the actual world - if only from time to time. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Ignorance quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#197. A cold-blooded, calculation, unprincipled, usurper, without a virtue, no statesman, knowing nothing of commerce, political economy, or civil government, and supplying ignorance by bold presumption. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Ignorance quotes by Terry Pratchett
#198. The four lesser apocalyptical horsemen of Panic, Bewilderment, Ignorance, and Shouting took control of the room, #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Ignorance quotes by Robert Fagles
#199. The catastrophe of the tragic hero thus becomes the catastrophe of the fifth-century man; all his furious energy and intellectual daring drive him on to this terrible discovery of his fundamental ignorance - he is not the measure of all things but the thing measured and found wanting. #Quote by Robert Fagles
Ignorance quotes by Amy Harmon
#200. I was only limited by my ignorance, by my fear, and by my own sense of right and wrong. #Quote by Amy Harmon

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