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Ignorant quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#1. There need not be, there would not be, any real change in our designs, only in our means." '"Saruman," I said, "I have heard speeches of this kind before, but only in the mouths of emissaries sent from Mordor to deceive the ignorant. I #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ignorant quotes by Christopher Paolini
#2. When someone refuses to tell me a certain piece of information, it only makes me that much more determined to find out the truth. I hate being ignorant. For me, a question unanswered is like a thorn in my side #Quote by Christopher Paolini
Ignorant quotes by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
#3. People know me by the way I live my life, not by the labels I wear, and that means we can hold all sorts of conversations and learn from each other in a way that would not happen if there were the walls of ignorant prejudice between us.
Oisce #Quote by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Ignorant quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#4. At twenty years of age, the old-fashioned schooling turned me out helpless, ignorant and dissatisfied. Forty years later I encounter the product of the new schooling - still more helpless, still more ignorant, and possibly not even dissatisfied. #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
Ignorant quotes by Cesar Milstein
#5. 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
Ignorant quotes by George Berkeley
#6. All that stock of arguments [the skeptics] produce to depreciate our faculties, and make mankind appear ignorant and low, are drawn principally from this head, to wit, that we are under an invincible blindness as to the true and real nature of things. #Quote by George Berkeley
Ignorant quotes by Henry Hazlitt
#7. The dilemma is this. In the modern world knowledge has been growing so fast and so enormously, in almost every field, that the probabilities are immensely against anybody, no matter how innately clever, being able to make a contribution in any one field unless he devotes all his time to it for years. If he tries to be the Rounded Universal Man, like Leonardo da Vinci, or to take all knowledge for his province, like Francis Bacon, he is most likely to become a mere dilettante and dabbler. But if he becomes too specialized, he is apt to become narrow and lopsided, ignorant on every subject but his own, and perhaps dull and sterile even on that because he lacks perspective and vision and has missed the cross-fertilization of ideas that can come from knowing something of other subjects. #Quote by Henry Hazlitt
Ignorant quotes by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
#8. To reclaim our dignity and role as guardians of the planet will not be easy. But we can pray for the intercession of His mercy, knowing, according to an ancient promise, that "His mercy is greater than His justice." There is a real reason that the ancients understood that He is a wrathful God, and made penance and sacrifice to placate Him. We may think that our science and civilization can protect us from this primal power, but the symbol of the dragon as the power of the earth is not without meaning. We have little understanding of the archetypal forces that underlie our surface lives, and of how they are all interconnected and can manifest the will of God. We can no longer afford to be ignorant or think that we can abuse the world as long as we want. #Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Ignorant quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#9. But there seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously - after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important … so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be both ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth. (Most of his fans were just as ignorant and unlettered; the disease was spreading.) #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Ignorant quotes by Isaac Asimov
#10. I have made a discovery,' said Giskard, his voice carrying no shade of emotion. 'I have made it because, for the first time in my existence, I faced thousands of human beings. Had I done this two centuries ago, I would have made the discovery then. Had I never faced so many at once, then I would never have made the discovery at all.
'Consider, then, how many vital points I might easily grasp, but never have and never will, simply because the proper conditions for it will never come my way. I remain ignorant except where circumstance helps me, and I cannot count on circumstance. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Ignorant quotes by Criss Jami
#11. Today's zealots are mostly those pretending to be anti-religious. #Quote by Criss Jami
Ignorant quotes by Mario Bunge
#12. I have nothing to fear from serious social studies of science, and I hope that my philosophy will help progressive science policies while showing that the most modern views of science are ignorant and regressive, even if they are accompanied by a leftist-sounding rhetoric. #Quote by Mario Bunge
Ignorant quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#13. The words 'bad timing' came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning ... they did not realize that it was ridiculous to speak of timing when the clock of history showed that the Negro had already suffered one hundred years of delay. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ignorant quotes by Mark Twain
#14. It is a gratification to me to know that I am ignorant of art ... Because people who understand art find nothing in pictures but blemishes ... #Quote by Mark Twain
Ignorant quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#15. They were so ignorant! Young men and women, educated very carefully to be apolitical, to be technicians who thought they disliked politics, making them putty in the hands of their rulers, just like always. It was appalling how stupid they were, really, and he could not help lashing into them. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Ignorant quotes by Robert Pattinson
#16. The only thing that you can do is do jobs and see if people respond to that. I'm always holding onto the fact that I don't really know who I am. Hopefully I won't compartmentalize myself because of that, because I'm completely ignorant of the whole. #Quote by Robert Pattinson
Ignorant quotes by Hugh Nibley
#17. Well, I have a testimony, I may be ignorant, but I am not lost. #Quote by Hugh Nibley
Ignorant quotes by Socrates
#18. Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problem of wheat. #Quote by Socrates
Ignorant quotes by Lafcadio Hearn
#19. Now I, like that Chinese devotee, must confess myself a very ignorant person, and naturally unable to hear the conversation of Ants. But the Fairy of Science sometimes touches my ears and eyes with her wand; and then, for a little time, I am able to hear things inaudible, and to perceive things imperceptible. #Quote by Lafcadio Hearn
Ignorant quotes by Aleister Crowley
#20. It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of performing these small ceremonies regularly, and being as nearly accurate as possible with regard to the times. You must not mind stopping in the middle of a crowded thoroughfare - lorries or no lorries - and saying the Adorations; and you must not mind snubbing your guest - or your host - if he or she should prove ignorant of his or her share of the dialogue. It is perhaps because these matters are so petty and trivial in appearance that they afford so excellent a training. They teach you concentration, mindfulness, moral and social courage, and a host of other virtues. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Ignorant quotes by Epictetus
#21. Be careful to leave your sons [and daughters] well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant."
[in brackets: though I have only sons, I am--of course--someone's daughter] #Quote by Epictetus
Ignorant quotes by Theophile Gautier
#22. [The critic] serves up his erudition in strong doses; he pours out all the knowledge he got up the day before in some library or other, and treats in heathenish fashion people at whose feet he ought to sit, and the most ignorant of whom could give points to much wiser men than he.
Authors bear this sort of thing with a magnanimity and a patience that are really incomprehensible. For, after all, who are those critics, who with their trenchant tone, their dicta, might be supposed sons of the gods? They are simply fellows who were at college with us, and who have turned their studies to less account, since they have not produced anything, and can do no more than soil and spoil the works of others, like true stymphalid vampires. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Ignorant quotes by Gardiner Spring
#23. The man who is satisfied, because he thinks he is safe, who feels that he has religion enough, because he thinks he has enough to save him from hell, is as ignorant of the power as he is a stranger to the consolation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Gardiner Spring
Ignorant quotes by Walter Cronkite
#24. We're an ignorant nation right now. We're not really capable, I do not think, the majority of our people, of making the decisions that have to be made at election time and particularly in the selection of their legislatures and their Congress and the presidency, of course. I don't think we're bright enough to do the job that would preserve our democracy, our republic. I think we're in serious danger. #Quote by Walter Cronkite
Ignorant quotes by Robin DiAngelo
#25. How can I say that if you are white, your opinions on racism are most likely ignorant, when I don't even know you? I can say so because nothing in mainstream US culture gives us the information we need to have the nuanced understanding of arguable the most complex and enduring social dynamic of the last several hundred years. #Quote by Robin DiAngelo
Ignorant quotes by Ellen Oh
#26. Your differences are what make you unique. They're what make you special. You have nothing in common with these ignorant retches who thrive on superstition and fear. You were meant for greatness. #Quote by Ellen Oh
Ignorant quotes by Jane Austen
#27. Perhaps you are not sitting in this room, and I am not sitting by you. These are points in which a doubt is equally possible. Not keep a journal! How are your absent cousins to understand the tenour of your life in Bath without one? How are the civilities and compliments of every day to be related as they ought to be, unless noted down every evening in a journal? How are your various dresses to be remembered, and the particular state of your complexion, and curl of your hair to be described in all their diversities, without having constant recourse to a journal? My dear madam, I am not so ignorant of young ladies' ways as you wish to believe me; it is this delightful habit of journaling which largely contributes to form the easy style of writing for which ladies are so generally celebrated. Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal. #Quote by Jane Austen
Ignorant quotes by Garrison Keillor
#28. Don't pour the oil directly into my navel, pour it on my sternum and let it run down into my navel, you ignorant peasant. #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Ignorant quotes by Robin Hobb
#29. The greatest danger is always the one we are ignorant of. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Ignorant quotes by Elfriede Jelinek
#30. The ignorant majority, which does however possess one thing in abundance: It is raring for a fight. #Quote by Elfriede Jelinek
Ignorant quotes by Alfred Korzybski
#31. 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
Ignorant quotes by William Wilberforce
#32. Let true Christians then, with becoming earnestness, strive in all things to recommend their profession, and to put to silence the vain scoffs of ignorant objectors. Let them boldly assert the cause of Christ in an age when so many, who bear the name of Christians, are ashamed of Him: and let them consider as devolved on Them the important duty of suspending for a while the fall of their country, and, perhaps, of performing a still more extensive service to society at large; not by busy interference in politics, in which it cannot but be confessed there is much uncertainty; but rather by that sure and radical benefit of restoring the influence of Religion, and of raising the standard of morality. #Quote by William Wilberforce
Ignorant quotes by Michelle A. Lammers
#33. So sad is this that nigh to all are ignorant to the pain and death caused by the hands of evil. #Quote by Michelle A. Lammers
Ignorant quotes by Rene Descartes
#34. But as soon as I had finished my course of study, at which time it is usual to be admitted to the ranks of the well educated, I completely changed my opinion, for I found myself bogged down in so many doubts and errors, that it seemed to me that having set out to become learned, I had derived no benefit from my studies, other than that of progressively revealing to myself how ignorant I was. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Ignorant quotes by Edward Bellamy
#35. As for the comparatively small class of violent crimes against persons, unconnected with any idea of gain, they were almost wholly confined, even in your day, to the ignorant and bestial; and in these days, when education and good manners are not the monopoly of a few, but universal, such atrocities are scarcely ever heard of. #Quote by Edward Bellamy
Ignorant quotes by Mary Badham
#36. I didn't know anything about movies or movie stars or the Academy or anything. I was just a blank sheet of paper. I was totally ignorant of all that stuff. I never went to the movies, didn't know anything about the movies. #Quote by Mary Badham
Ignorant quotes by M.F.K. Fisher
#37. In America we eat, collectively, with a glum urge for food to fill us. We are ignorant of flavour. We are as a nation taste-blind. #Quote by M.F.K. Fisher
Ignorant quotes by James Targett
#38. God did not mean us to be ignorant. He left us this marvelous universe to decipher and understand. #Quote by James Targett
Ignorant quotes by Ellen Ullman
#39. I've managed to stay in a perpetual state of learning only by maintaining what I think of as a posture of ignorant humility. #Quote by Ellen Ullman
Ignorant quotes by John Ruskin
#40. The persons who become rich are, generally speaking, industrious, resolute, proud, covetous, prompt, methodical, sensible, unimaginative, insensitive, and ignorant. The persons who remain poor are the entirely foolish, the entirely wise, the idle, the reckless, the humble, the thoughtful, the dull, the imaginative, the sensitive, the well-informed, the improvident, the irregularly and impulsively wicked, the clumsy knave, the open thief, and the entirely merciful just and godly person. #Quote by John Ruskin
Ignorant quotes by P.D. James
#41. On the whole I'm glad; you can't mourn for unborn grandchildren when there never was a hope of them. This planet is doomed anyway. Eventually the sun will explode or cool and one small insignificant particle of the universe will disappear with only a tremble. If man is doomed to perish, then universal infertility is as painless a way as any. And there are, after all, personal compensations. For the last sixty years we have sycophantically pandered to the most ignorant, the most criminal and the most selfish section of society. Now, for the rest of our lives, we're going to be spared the intrusive barbarism of the young, their noise, their pounding, repetitive, computer-produced so-called music, their violence, their egotism disguised as idealism. My God, we might even succeed in getting rid of Christmas, that annual celebration of parental guilt and juvenile greed. I intend that my life shall be comfortable, and, when it no longer is, then I shall wash down my final pill with a bottle of claret. #Quote by P.D. James
Ignorant quotes by Wendell Berry
#42. But in fact as knowledge expands globally it is being lost locally. This is the paramount truth of the modern history of rural places everywhere in the world. And it is the gravest problem of land use: Modern humans typically are using places whose nature they have never known and whose history they have forgotten; thus ignorant, they almost necessarily abuse what they use. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Ignorant quotes by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
#43. You seem very sure of yourself, Daniel.'
I, who was never even sure what the time was, nodded with the conviction of the
ignorant. #Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Ignorant quotes by Tycho Brahe
#44. An astronomer must be cosmopolitan, because ignorant statesmen cannot be expected to value their services #Quote by Tycho Brahe
Ignorant quotes by Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
#45. The mockery towards the ignorant reflects ignorance. #Quote by Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
Ignorant quotes by Cesare Lombroso
#46. The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand. #Quote by Cesare Lombroso
Ignorant quotes by Albert J. Nock
#47. The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant man of letters can understand it, seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley and Romanes in the last century. #Quote by Albert J. Nock
Ignorant quotes by Thomas Sowell
#48. People are all born ignorant but they are not born stupid. Much of the stupidity we see today is induced by our educational system, from the elementary schools to the universities. In a high-tech age that has seen the creation of artificial intelligence by computers, we are also seeing the creation of artificial stupidity by people who call themselves educators. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Ignorant quotes by Susan B. Anthony
#49. Of all my prosecutorsnot one is my peer, but each and all are my political sovereigns; and had your honor submitted my case to the jury, as was clearly your duty, then I should have had just cause of protest, for not one of those men was my peer; but, native or foreign born, white or black, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, sober or drunk, each and every man of them was my political superior; hence, in no sense, my peer. #Quote by Susan B. Anthony
Ignorant quotes by David Hume
#50. Ll arguments concerning existence are founded on the relation of cause and effect; that our knowledge of that relation is derived entirely from experience; and all our experimental conclusions proceed upon the supposition that the future will be conformable to the past ... Without the influence of custom, we should be entirely ignorant of every matter of fact beyond what is immediately present to the memory and senses. #Quote by David Hume
Ignorant quotes by Dara Reidyr
#51. 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
Ignorant quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio
#52. I didn't worry about what DeNiro thought ... I went in, looked him in the eye, and got the part. I was confident, even though I'd never done anything like it before. Now I realise it was ignorant confidence-I had no idea. #Quote by Leonardo DiCaprio
Ignorant quotes by William F. Buckley Jr.
#53. Halfway through the second term of Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal braintrusters began to worry about mounting popular concern over the national debt. In those days the size of the national debt was on everyone's mind. Indeed, Franklin Roosevelt had talked himself into office, in 1932, in part by promising to hack away at a debt which, even under the frugal Mr. Hoover, the people tended to think of as grown to menacing size. Mr. Roosevelt's wisemen worried deeply about the mounting tension ...

And then, suddenly, the academic community came to the rescue. Economists across the length and breadth of the land were electrified by a theory of debt introduced in England by John Maynard Keynes. The politicians wrung their hands in gratitude. Depicting the intoxicating political consequences of Lord Keynes's discovery, the wry cartoonist of the Washington Times Herald drew a memorable picture. In the center, sitting on a throne in front of a Maypole, was a jubilant FDR, cigarette tilted almost vertically, a grin on his face that stretched from ear to ear. Dancing about him in a circle, hands clasped together, their faces glowing with ecstasy, the braintrusters, vested in academic robes, sang the magical incantation, the great discovery of Lord Keynes: "We owe it to ourselves." With five talismanic words, the planners had disposed of the problem of deficit spending. Anyone thenceforward who worried about an increase in the national debt was just plain ignorant of the cent #Quote by William F. Buckley Jr.
Ignorant quotes by Margaret Atwood
#54. Sometimes when I am dusting the mirror with the grapes I look at myself in it, although I know it is vanity. In the afternoon light of the parlour my skin is a pale mauve, like a faded bruise, and my teeth are greenish. I think of all the things that have been written about me - that I am inhuman female demon, that I am an innocent victim of a blackguard forced against my will and in danger of my own life, that I was too ignorant to know how to act and that to hang me would be judicial murder, that I am fond of animals, that I am very handsome with a brilliant complexion, that I have blue eyes, that I have green eyes, that I have auburn and also have brown hair, that I am tall and also not above the average height, that I am well and decently dressed, that I robbed a dead woman to appear so, that I am brisk and smart about my work, that I am of a sullen disposition with a quarrelsome temper, that I have the appearance of a person rather above my humble station, that I am a good girl with a pliable nature and no harm is told of me, that I am cunning and devious, that I am soft in the head and little better than an idiot. And I wonder, how can I be all of these different things at once? #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Ignorant quotes by Charles Babbage
#55. A young man passes from our public schools to the universities, ignorant almost of the elements of every branch of useful knowledge. #Quote by Charles Babbage
Ignorant quotes by Brian Fuller
#56. Hubert would return the next day, and once again the Showleses demanded that a festival be thrown in his honor. Celebrating Hubert's departure, while inconvenient, was at least palatable because he was leaving. Gen thought that working up a festive attitude for Hubert's return would require the type of cheerful disposition only the truly ignorant can possess. Everyone else would need to pursue a drunken stupor and endure his arrival the best they could. #Quote by Brian Fuller
Ignorant quotes by Mark Twain
#57. 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
Ignorant quotes by George Ripley
#58. 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. #Quote by George Ripley
Ignorant quotes by Nostradamus
#59. Through the feigned fury of divine emotion, the wife of the great one will be badly wronged. Judges, wishing to condemn such a doctrine, the victim will be sacrificed to the ignorant people. #Quote by Nostradamus
Ignorant quotes by Heraclitus
#60. 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
Ignorant quotes by Barry Hughart
#61. I shall clasp my hands together and bow to the corners of the world.
May your villages remain ignorant of tax collectors, and may your sons be many and ugly and strong and willing workers, and may your daughters be few and beautiful and excellent providers of love gifts from eminent families that live very far away, and may your lives be blessed by the beauty that has touched mine.
Farewell. #Quote by Barry Hughart
Ignorant quotes by Herman Melville
#62. I do not know where I can find a better place than just here, to make mention of one or two other things, which to me seem important, as in printed form establishing in all respects the reasonableness of the whole story of the White Whale, more especially the catastrophe. For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error. So ignorant are most landsmen of some of the plainest and most palpable wonders of the world, that without some hints touching the plain facts, historical and otherwise, of the fishery, they might scout at Moby Dick as a monstrous fable, or still worse and more detestable, a hideous and intolerable allegory. #Quote by Herman Melville
Ignorant quotes by Julie Kagawa
#63. From here on," Kanin said, "you will have to decide what kind of demon you will be. Not all meals will come to you so easily, ignorant and seeking to do you harm. What will you do if your prey invites you inside, offers you a place at the table? What will you do if they flee, or cower down, begging you not to hurt them? How you stalk your prey is something you must come to terms with, or you will quickly drive yourself mad. And once you cross that threshold, there is no coming back from it. #Quote by Julie Kagawa
Ignorant quotes by Cecily Strong
#64. I've never been an impressionist. I was doing Sofia Vergara and Elizabeth Dole. I'm sometimes so low-confidence and self-aware, so characters that are confident and ignorant and wrong are my favorite. #Quote by Cecily Strong
Ignorant quotes by James Boswell
#65. Quoting Samuel Johnson: Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves. #Quote by James Boswell
Ignorant quotes by Penelope Douglas
#66. Drugs are a crutch for people too ignorant to self-destruct on their own. #Quote by Penelope Douglas
Ignorant quotes by Edward Rutherfurd
#67. Frank Master wasn't really her lover yet. Though he didn't quite know it, he was still on trial. She found him intelligent, kindly, somewhat ignorant of opera, but maybe improvable. #Quote by Edward Rutherfurd
Ignorant quotes by Adam Smith
#68. We rarely hear, it has been said, of the combinations [that is, unions or colluding organizations] of masters, though frequently of those of workmen. But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject. Masters are always and everywhere in a sort of tacit, but constant and uniform combination, not to raise the wages of labor above their actual price. #Quote by Adam Smith
Ignorant quotes by Emo Philips
#69. 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
Ignorant quotes by Suzy Kassem
#70. Killing in the name of religion defines someone who is ignorant and actually void of religion. God does not condone terror. To kill innocent people to make a political statement is like shooting a dove to say hunting is wrong. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Ignorant quotes by Mary Downing Hahn
#71. What's the meaning of this?" Papa strode toward us. "You've disturbed the entire household, Andrew."
Mama gripped his arm. "For goodness sake, Henry, don't frighten the child. Haven't you done enough damage? I told you not to whip him!"
Papa made an effort to calm down. Taking a deep breath, he squatted in front of me. "What's troubling you, son?" he asked. "Surely a spanking didn't cause this."
Aching with sadness, I put my arms around his neck. I'd won, I'd finally beaten Andrew. I'd thought I'd be happy, but I wasn't. "I don't want to leave you and Mama," I sobbed.
Papa held me tight. "Now, now," he said. "Where did you get such a silly notion? You aren't going anywhere."
While Papa comforted me, Andrew climbed onto his father's shoulders, piggyback style. No one saw him but me. No one heard him say, "Hush Drew, you're shaming me in front of everyone."
Ignorant of Andrew's presence, Papa shivered. "Fall's coming. Feel the nip in the air?"
Hannah and Theo were waiting for us at the bottom of the steps. "Mama," Theo whispered, "is Andrew sick again?"
Mama shook her head, but Theo looked unconvinced. Slipping his hand in Hannah's, he watched Papa lay me on my bed.
On the other side of the room, Andrew took a seat in the rocking chair. It was obvious he didn't enjoy being invisible. Staring at Hannah and Theo, he rocked the chair vigorously. When that didn't get their attention, he sang "I've Been Working on the Railroad" at the top #Quote by Mary Downing Hahn
Ignorant quotes by Gautama Buddha
#72. Heaven and Hell are imaginary creation of ignorant minds. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Ignorant quotes by Bryant McGill
#73. 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
Ignorant quotes by Joseph De Maistre
#74. How strange is the blindness of men in our age. They boast of their knowledge, and are ignorant of everything, since they are ignorant of themselves. They know not what they are, nor what they can do. An invincible pride bears them on continually to overthrow every thing which they have not made; and in order to work out new creations, they separate themselves from the source of all existence. #Quote by Joseph De Maistre
Ignorant quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#75. 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
Ignorant quotes by Molly Gloss
#76. I woke thinking: Is it possible that, after all, I am to go on living with the wild beasts while in the greater world others are out the peaks of the Himalayas, the dark heart of Arabia, and the secrets of the Poles--while in the civilized world electricity is spread to every corner, and the flying machine is invented--while in the laboratories and academies and astronomical observatories, by telescope and spectroscope and microscope, others are to discover the minute secrets of Life and the Universe--all this while I am living ignorant as a savage in the wilderness? #Quote by Molly Gloss
Ignorant quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#77. However, not only are fortunes equal in America, equality extends to some degree to intelligence itself. I do not think that there is a single country in the world where, in proportion to the population, there are so few ignorant and, at the same time, so few educated individuals as in America. Primary education is available to all; secondary is within reach of no one, which can be explained quite easily as the inevitable result, so to speak, of my argument above. Almost all Americans enjoy a life of comfort and can, therefore, obtain the first elements of human knowledge. In America there are few rich people; therefore, all Americans have to learn the skills of a profession which demands a period of apprenticeship. Thus America can devote to general learning only the early years of life. At fifteen, they begin a career; their education ends most often when ours begins. If education is pursued beyond that point, it is directed only towards specialist subjects with a profitable return in mind. Science is studied as if it were a job and only those branches are taken up which have a recognized and immediate usefulness. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Ignorant quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#78. And this feeling had been more painfully perceived by young d'Artagnan - for so was the Don Quixote of this second Rosinante named - from his not being able to conceal from himself the ridiculous appearance that such a steed gave him, good horseman as he was. He had sighed deeply, therefore, when accepting the gift of the pony from M. d'Artagnan the elder. He was not ignorant that such a beast was worth at least twenty livres; and the words which had accompanied the present were above all price. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Ignorant quotes by James Cameron
#79. Neytiri: You are like a baby. Making noise don't know what to do.
Jake : Easy. Shh. Fine. Fine. If you loved your little forest friends ... why not let them kill my ass What's the thinking
Neytiri: Why save you
Jake : Yeah. Yeah why save me
Neytiri: You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid Ignorant like a child #Quote by James Cameron
Ignorant quotes by Jerry Spinelli
#80. What else would you expect? Whites never go inside black's homes. Much less inside their thoughts and feelings. And blacks are just as ignorant of whites. What white kid could hate blacks after spending five minutes in the Beale's house? And what bleak kid could hat whites after answering Mrs. Pickwell's dinner whistle? But the East Enders stayed in the east and the West Enders stayed in the west, and the less they knew about each other, the more they invented. #Quote by Jerry Spinelli
Ignorant quotes by Mark Twain
#81. So I learned then, that gold in it's native state is but dull, unornamental stuff, and that only low-born metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter. However, like the rest of the world, I still go underrating men of gold and glorifying men of mica. Commonplace human nature cannot rise above that. #Quote by Mark Twain
Ignorant quotes by Cyril Pedrosa
#82. Back then life was simple and sweet. Everything was simple and sweet. The taste of cherries, the cool shade, the fresh smell of the river. That was how we lived, in a vale among the hills, sheltered from the storms. Ignorant of the world, as though on an island. Peaceful and untroubled. And then. Then everything changed. #Quote by Cyril Pedrosa
Ignorant quotes by Jennifer Harrison
#83. Holy crap, my heart was arrogant to believe her spotless track record could stay that way. #Quote by Jennifer Harrison
Ignorant quotes by Steven Biko
#84. The system concedes nothing without demand, for it formulates its very method of operation on the basis that the ignorant will learn to know, the child will grow into an adult and therefore demands will begin to be made. It gears itself to resist demands in whatever way it sees fit. #Quote by Steven Biko
Ignorant quotes by Annie Dillard
#85. 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
Ignorant quotes by Victor Hugo
#86. It is a shame that I am ignorant, otherwise I would quote to you a mass of things; but I know nothing. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Ignorant quotes by Pietro Metastasio
#87. How full of error is the judgment of mankind! They wonder at results when they are ignorant of the reasons #Quote by Pietro Metastasio
Ignorant quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#88. But I do think that when people say 'a learning curve,' they make a mistake. Learning to me always seems to go in a straight, ignorant line and then, every so often, takes a jump straight upward. #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Ignorant quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#89. In case you're short on definitions, here's one. Insanity: 'Destroying the very things that sustain us.' And if we're so short-sighted so as to make such preposterous choices, then it's not all that preposterous to believe that shortly our end will be in sight. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Ignorant quotes by Sylvia Plath
#90. Winning or losing an argument, receiving an acceptance or rejection, is no proof of the validity or value of personal identity. One may be wrong, mistaken, or a poor craftsman, or just ignorant - but this is no indication of the true worth of one's total human identity: past, present and future! #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Ignorant quotes by Socrates
#91. Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change. #Quote by Socrates
Ignorant quotes by Adam Smith
#92. The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become. #Quote by Adam Smith
Ignorant quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#93. Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of the world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he holds to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scri #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Ignorant quotes by Glenn Reynolds
#94. With 'swift-boating' now being used by the ignorant as a synonym for false charges, it's worth remembering that it was John Kerry who had to retract his statement about his secret Christmas mission to Cambodia, despite it having allegedly been 'seared, seared' into his memory. #Quote by Glenn Reynolds
Ignorant quotes by H.L. Mencken
#95. For it is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Ignorant quotes by Tim Scott
#96. I failed world geography, civics, Spanish and English. And when you fail Spanish and English, they do not consider you bilingual. They may call you bi-ignorant because you can't speak any language. #Quote by Tim Scott
Ignorant quotes by R.C. Sproul
#97. God is never pleased with ignorant worship, with worship that is not grounded in the knowledge of God. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Ignorant quotes by Thiruvalluvar
#98. The ignorant torment themselves more than they do others. #Quote by Thiruvalluvar
Ignorant quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#99. Trust a girl of sixteen for knowing well if she is pretty; concerning her plainness she may be ignorant. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Ignorant quotes by Paul Murray
#100. Mrs. P.? Oh no. She's the help. Bosnian, you know. Or is it Serbian? An absolute treasure, anyway. As I always say to Bel, if there's one good thing to come out of all this fuss in the Balkans, it's the availability of quality staff ... The words died away on my lips: once again I found myself trailing off in the stare of those unblinking eyes. This fellow was like some kind of after-dinner black hole. My anxiety began to mount again. #Quote by Paul Murray
Ignorant quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#101. Ignorant, unconscious and dishonourable part of a society want and like kings, dictators, padishahs and all sort of despots; educated, conscious and honourable part of the same society hate and refuse monarchs, tyrants, oppressors and any kind of autocrats! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Ignorant quotes by Alfred Korzybski
#102. Similarities are read into nature by our nervous system, and so are structurally less fundamental than differences. Less fundamental, but no less important, as life and 'intelligence' would be totally impossible without abstracting. It becomes clear that the problem which has so excited the s.r. of the people of the United States of America and added so much to the merriment of mankind, 'Is the evolution a 'fact' or a 'theory'?, is simply silly. Father and son are never identical - that surely is a structural 'fact' - so there is no need to worry about still higher abstractions, like 'man' and 'monkey'. That the fanatical and ignorant attack on the theory of evolution should have occured may be pathetic, but need concern us little, as such ignorant attacks are always liable to occur. But that biologists should offer 'defences' based on the confusions of orders of abstractiobs, and that 'philosophers' should have failed to see the simple dependence is rather sad. The problems of 'evolution' are verbal and have nothing to do with life as such, which is made up all through of different individuals, 'similarity' being structurally a manufactured article, produced by the nervous system of the observer. #Quote by Alfred Korzybski
Ignorant quotes by Chalmers Johnson
#103. Although most Americans may be largely ignorant of what was, and still is, being done in their names, all are likely to pay a steep price-individua lly and collectively-fo r their nation's continued efforts to dominate the global scene. #Quote by Chalmers Johnson
Ignorant quotes by Voltaire
#104. We find in them an ignorant and barbarous people, who have long united the most sordid avarice with the most detestable superstition and the most invincible hatred for every people by whom they are tolerated and enriched. Still, we ought not to burn them. #Quote by Voltaire
Ignorant quotes by Amber M. Kestner
#105. She struggled against him and then kicked him with her knee, right between his legs. He won't be treating her like this. Bastard. There was a fury inside her, that made her disliking of guys even bigger.
He stumbled back, his hand loosening his trip. His face is twisted in pain, and he was completely out of the breath. Angel felt satisfaction. He deserved that.
"How about this, you ignorant asshole! Keep your hands off of me and leave me alone!" she spat at his face. She barely held back, to not kick him again. #Quote by Amber M. Kestner
Ignorant quotes by Will Rogers
#106. Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects. #Quote by Will Rogers
Ignorant quotes by Simone Elkeles
#107. And right this second I want to live in ignorant bliss. #Quote by Simone Elkeles
Ignorant quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#108. We may say, for instance, that nearly two-thirds of them cannot read or write. This but partially expresses the fact. They are ignorant of the world about them, of modern economic organization, of the function of government, of individual worth and possibilities, - of nearly all those things which slavery in self-defence had to keep them from learning. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Ignorant quotes by Antoine-Henri Jomini
#109. One of the surest ways of forming good combinations in war would be to order movements only after obtaining perfect information of the enemy's proceedings. In fact, how can any man say what he should do himself; if he is ignorant what his adversary is about? #Quote by Antoine-Henri Jomini
Ignorant quotes by Paul Tremblay
#110. Her dads warned her that some people won't understand their family and might say ignorant (their word) and hurtful things to her and it might not be their fault because of what they've been taught by other ignorant people with too much hate in their hearts, and, yes, it was very sad. Wen assumed they were talking about the same bad or stranger-danger people that hide in the city and want to take her away, but the more they talked to her about what Scott had said and why others might say things like that, too, the more it seemed like they were talking about everyday kind of people. Weren't the three of them everyday kind of people? She pretended to understand for her dads' sake, but she didn't and still doesn't. Why do she and her family need to be understood or explained to anyone else? #Quote by Paul Tremblay
Ignorant quotes by Dorothea Lange
#111. The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible and not having to meet anyone else's requirement but your own. #Quote by Dorothea Lange
Ignorant quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#112. There is no gap between the ignorant and the wise. A foolish person is a wise person; a wise person is a foolish person. #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Ignorant quotes by Guru Gobind Singh
#113. The ignorant person is totally blind he does not appreciate the value of the jewel #Quote by Guru Gobind Singh
Ignorant quotes by Pike, Albert
#114. The Teachers, even of Christianity, are in general, the most ignorant of the true meaning of that which they teach. There is no book of which so little is known as the Bible. To most who read it, it is as incomprehensible as the Sohar. p. 105 #Quote by Pike, Albert
Ignorant quotes by Emil M. Cioran
#115. In the fact of being born there is such an absence of necessity that when you think about it a little more than usual, you are left - ignorant how to react - with a foolish grin. #Quote by Emil M. Cioran
Ignorant quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#116. I warn every reader of this [article] to beware of quack medicines in religion. Beware of supposing that penitence, reformation, formality, and priestcraft[40] can ever give you peace with God. They cannot do it. It is not in them. The man who says they can must be ignorant of two things: he cannot know the length and breadth of human sinfulness; he cannot understand the height and depth of the holiness of God. There never breathed the man or woman on earth who tried to cleanse himself from his sins and in so doing obtained relief. #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
Ignorant quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#117. The intelligent have a right over the ignorant; namely, the right of instructing them. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ignorant quotes by Steven Pinker
#118. cademics and intellectuals are culture vultures. In a gathering of today's elite, it is perfectly acceptable to laugh that you barely passed Physics for Poets and Rocks for Jocks and have remained ignorant of science ever since, despite the obvious importance of scientific literacy to informed choices about personal health and public policy. But saying that you have never heard of James Joyce or that you tried listening to Mozart once but prefer Andrew Lloyd Webber is as shocking as blowing your nose on your sleeve or announcing that you employ children in your sweatshop, despite the obvious unimportance of your tastes in leisure-time activity to just about anything. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Ignorant quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#119. The ignorant man is not free, because what confronts him is an alien world, something outside him and in the offing, on which he depends, without his having made this foreign world for himself and therefore without being at home in it by himself as in something his own. The impulse of curiosity, the pressure for knowledge, from the lowest level up to the highest rung of philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one's own in one's ideas and thought. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Ignorant quotes by D.L. Moody
#120. If we read the Word and do not pray, we may become puffed up with knowledge, without the love that buildeth up. If we pray without reading the Word, we shall be ignorant of the mind and will of God, and become mystical and fanatical, and liable to be blown about by every wind of doctrine. #Quote by D.L. Moody
Ignorant quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#121. No frog hates mud; no devil hates hell; not bat and no ignorant hate darkness! They get along well with each other! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Ignorant quotes by Jane Fonda
#122. I don't know if a country (America) where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world. #Quote by Jane Fonda
Ignorant quotes by John Ruskin
#123. Better a child should be ignorant of a thousand truths than have consecrated in its heart a single lie. #Quote by John Ruskin
Ignorant quotes by Emma Chase
#124. Avoid doctors like the bubonic plague. On some level I know it's ignorant, but I think the stress of knowing you have a fatal disease kills faster than the disease itself. #Quote by Emma Chase
Ignorant quotes by Mortimer Adler
#125. Ultimately there can be no disagreement between history, science, philosophy, and theology. Where there is disagreement, there is either ignorance or error. #Quote by Mortimer Adler
Ignorant quotes by Aleister Crowley
#126. By such methods, the A∴A∴ intends to make occult science as systematic and scientific as chemistry; to rescue it from the ill repute which, thanks both to the ignorant and dishonest quacks that have prostituted its name, and to the fanatical and narrow-minded enthusiasts that have turned it into a fetish, has made it an object of aversion to those very minds whose enthusiasm and integrity make them most in needs of its benefits, and most fit to obtain them. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Ignorant quotes by Rumi
#127. This is a gathering of Lovers.
In this gathering
there is no high, no low,
no smart, no ignorant,
no special assembly,
no grand discourse,
no proper schooling required.
There is no master,
no disciple. #Quote by Rumi
Ignorant quotes by Miguel De Cervantes
#128. Whoever is ignorant is vulgar. #Quote by Miguel De Cervantes
Ignorant quotes by Nikola Tesla
#129. All those years spent in science were in vain. Please mother, pray for me over there if you can, sing the Moorish lament for the lost soul of your poor ignorant son... #Quote by Nikola Tesla
Ignorant quotes by Christopher Paolini
#130. I cannot prove that gods do not exist. Nor can I prove that the world and everything in it was not created by an entity or entities in the distant past. But I can tell you that in the millennia we elves have studied nature, we have never witnessed an instance where the rules that govern the world have been broken. That is, we have never seen a miracle. Many events have defied our ability to explain, but we are convinced that we failed because we are still woefully ignorant about the universe and not because a deity altered the workings of nature. #Quote by Christopher Paolini
Ignorant quotes by Ken Follett
#131. His talent was to express his readers' most stupid and ignorant prejudices as if they made sense, so that the shameful seemed respectable. That was why they bought the paper. #Quote by Ken Follett
Ignorant quotes by George Sand
#132. If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity. #Quote by George Sand
Ignorant quotes by Mikki Kendall
#133. Class differences make poor white people the target of oppressive structures. The idea that poor white people are morally and socially inept, too ignorant to be a part of the wider world excuses them from the racist systems that they lack the access to create even when they benefit from them. It's that internal oppression that whiteness enacts on itself that helps create a narrative that the world is out to get working class white people, and that people of color are specifically at fault for their problems. #Quote by Mikki Kendall
Ignorant quotes by Sophocles
#134. Sleep, ignorant of pain, sleep, ignorant of grief, may you come to us blowing softly, kindly, kindly come king. #Quote by Sophocles
Ignorant quotes by Vernon Howard
#135. Ignorant people remain ignorant because they have a secret agreement to call one another intelligent. #Quote by Vernon Howard
Ignorant quotes by Jon Jones
#136. Thus men of more enlighten'd genius and more intrepid spirit must compose themselves to the risque of public censure, and the contempt of their jealous contemporaries, in order to lead ignorant and prejudic'd minds into more happy and successful methods. #Quote by Jon Jones
Ignorant quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#137. The mind which is free from passions is a citadel, for man has nothing more secure to which he can fly for refuge and for the future be inexpugnable . He then who has not seen this is an ignorant man: but he who has seen it and does not fly to this refuge is unhappy. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Ignorant quotes by Nurudeen Ushawu
#138. you have learned, and you claim that you know, and yet you live like an ignorant. #Quote by Nurudeen Ushawu
Ignorant quotes by Daniel Dennett
#139. To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant - inexcusably ignorant, in a world where three out of four people have learned to read and write. #Quote by Daniel Dennett
Ignorant quotes by Carl Sagan
#140. At the Stourbridge Fair in 1663, at age twenty, he purchased a book on astrology, "out of a curiosity to see what there was in it." He read it until he came to an illustration which he could not understand, because he was ignorant of trigonometry. So he purchased a book on trigonometry but soon found himself unable to follow the geometrical arguments. So he found a copy of Euclid's Elements of Geometry, and began to read. Two years later he invented the differential calculus. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Ignorant quotes by Thomas Sowell
#141. Should a professor of accounting or chemistry be fired for using up class time to sound off about homelessness or the war in Iraq? Yes! There is no high moral principle that prevents it. What prevents it are tenure rules that have saddled so many colleges with so many self-indulgent prima donnas who seem to think that they are philosopher kings, when in fact they are often grossly ignorant or misinformed outside the narrow confines of their particular specialty. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Ignorant quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#142. The authors of the gospels were unlettered and ignorant men and the teachings of Jesus have come to us mutilated, misstated and unintelligible. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Ignorant quotes by Gretchen Wilson
#143. I don't want to be ignorant in my daughter's eyes. #Quote by Gretchen Wilson
Ignorant quotes by Richard Dawkins
#144. I do sometimes accuse people of ignorance, but that is not intended to be an insult. I'm ignorant of lots of things. Ignorance is something that can be remedied by education. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Ignorant quotes by Charlotte McPherren
#145. Couldn't I come along with you? I've been trapped inside for days now and I need some sunshine and exercise. If you're really busy today, maybe I could hhelp. It's not as if I'm a greenhorn who'd get in your way."
"This isn't a good idea, Freckles, and you know it."
The feisty redhead grinned. "I admit I'm somewhat ignorant on the subject, but I've never heard of doing "it" on the back of a horse."
A roguish grin dangled from the corner of his mouth. "Sweetheart, you'd be surprised where...Never mind."
Though he'd tried to sound gruff, Willow detected a slight wavering in his determination. "I'll promise not to attack your body, if that's what you're worried about." She started laughing.
Moving closer, she backed him against the door. Then tilting her head, she hit him full force with her big blue-green sparklers. Her lips parted in a very seductive, very naughty smile.
"Please, just a short ride?" She toyed with the edge of his black leather vest, the backs of her fingers sliding up and down his chest.
Rider sucked in a gulp of air. "Dammit, woman,what's Mrs. Brigham been teaching you? Stop that!" He batted her hand away, laughing despite himself. He was beaten and he knew it.
"Well?" She smiled slyly.
He grasped her arms and set her away to a safer distance. "All right, all right. I give up. I'll take you for a ride." When her face lit up,he raised a cautioning finger and hastened to add, "On one condition. You have to keep your #Quote by Charlotte McPherren
Ignorant quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#146. Pride is less ashamed of being ignorant, than of being instructed, and she looks too high to find that, which very often lies beneath her. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Ignorant quotes by Epictetus
#147. Avoid banquets which are given by strangers an ignorant persons. But if there is ever occasion to join them, let your attention be carefully fixed, that you slip not into the manner of the vulgar (the uninstructed). #Quote by Epictetus
Ignorant quotes by Michael Krozer
#148. If you don't think that you are profoundly ignorant of most things, that only proves you are. #Quote by Michael Krozer
Ignorant quotes by Michael Faraday
#149. The condition of matter I have dignified by the term Electronic, THE ELECTRONIC STATE. What do you think of that? Am I not a bold man, ignorant as I am, to coin words? #Quote by Michael Faraday
Ignorant quotes by Kapil Aneja
#150. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father
was so ignorant I could hardly stand to
have the old man around. But when I got
to be twenty-one, I was astonished at
how much he had learned in seven
years..... #Quote by Kapil Aneja
Ignorant quotes by Maimonides
#151. Even when a person suffers pain in consequence of a thorn having entered into his hand, although it is at once drawn out, it is a punishment that has been inflicted on him, and the least pleasure he enjoys is a reward; all this is meted out by strict justice; as is said in the Scripture, "all His ways are judgement" (Deut. xxxii. 4); we are only ignorant of the working of that judgement. #Quote by Maimonides
Ignorant quotes by James Aldridge
#152. It is not a small thing I want...but it is very important to the Kurds, to all Kurds. Perhaps it would be too easy to ask you to simply be a partisan of the Kurds in the counsels of your country, but it is more than that. We ask you to explain our situation so that all people in your country may understand and appreciate our struggle. It is the Kurd who will decide the direction and activity of his own political future, but a great deal of our hope will depend upon the final attitude of friendship or enmity from the powerful Englis . Perhaps all over the world there are primitive peoples like the Kurd, seeking independence, political expression, and material progress. There are certain things that we can do for ourselves, but so much depends upon the large countries. Their governments shape the primitive states by rich and powerful influence. Much of the responsibility for our situation therefore depends upon the people of your own country. If they apathetic and ignorant of our Kurdish aspirations; If they make no attempt to influence the direction of their own government in dealing with our affairs; then all will depend on ourselves alone. That would mean reluctant but necessary and bloody and terrible struggle because I would warn your Ministers that we cannot give up until we have achieved national sovereignty and our equal right among all people. It is therefore a vital and great service that I ask you, dear Brother, because our immediate hope of urgent success will depe #Quote by James Aldridge
Ignorant quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#153. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Ignorant quotes by Sun Tzu
#154. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. #Quote by Sun Tzu
Ignorant quotes by Laurence J. Peter
#155. Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. #Quote by Laurence J. Peter
Ignorant quotes by Frederic Bastiat
#156. We cannot but be astonished at the ease with which men resign themselves to ignorance about what is most important for them to know; and we may be certain that they are determined to remain invincibly ignorant if they once come to consider it as axiomatic that there are no absolute principles. #Quote by Frederic Bastiat
Ignorant quotes by Mark Twain
#157. Well, I will tell you, and you must understand if you can. You belong to a singular race. Every man is a suffering-machine and a happiness- machine combined. The two functions work together harmoniously, with a fine and delicate precision, on the give-and-take principle. For every happiness turned out in the one department the other stands ready to modify it with a sorrow or a pain--maybe a dozen. In most cases the man's life is about equally divided between happiness and unhappiness. When this is not the case the unhappiness predominates--always; never the other. Sometimes a man's make and disposition are such that his misery- machine is able to do nearly all the business. Such a man goes through life almost ignorant of what happiness is. Everything he touches, everything he does, brings a misfortune upon him. You have seen such people? To that kind of a person life is not an advantage, is it? It is only a disaster. Sometimes for an hour's happiness a man's machinery makes him pay years of misery. Don't you know that? It happens every now and then. #Quote by Mark Twain
Ignorant quotes by Mary Collyer
#158. Swearing is, as I have said, learning to the ignorant, eloquence to the blockhead, vivacity to the stupid, and wit to the coxcomb. #Quote by Mary Collyer
Ignorant quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#159. The reason why the continental European is, to the Englishman or American, so surprisingly ignorant of the Bible, is that the authorized English version is a great work of literary art, and the continental versions are comparatively artless. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Ignorant quotes by Bruce Crown
#160. I'd be damned if I listened to the same money-grubbing whores who'd sell their ideals and principles for their fifteen minutes of fame; the ignorant buffoons that live in a one-dimensional 140-character world. Tweet tweet, roar roar, caw caw, more like baa baa. #Quote by Bruce Crown
Ignorant quotes by Ilya Somin
#161. The key difference between foot voting and ballot box voting is that foot voters don't have the same incentive to be rationally ignorant as ballot box voters do. In fact, they have strong incentives to seek out useful information. They also have much better incentives to objectively evaluate what they do learn. Unlike political fans, foot voters know they will pay a real price if they do a poor job of evaluating the information they get...
The informational advantages of foot voting over ballot box voting strengthen the case for limiting and decentralizing government. The more decentralized government is, the more issues can be decided through foot voting. It is usually much easier to vote with your feet against a local government than a state government, and much easier to do it against a state than against the federal government.
It is also usually easier to foot vote in the private sector than the public. A given region is likely to have far more private planned communities and other private sector organizations than local governments. Choosing among the former usually requires far less in the way of moving costs than choosing among the latter.
Reducing the size of government could also alleviate the problem of ignorance by making it easier for rationally ignorant voters to monitor its activities. A smaller, less complicated government is easier to keep track of. #Quote by Ilya Somin
Ignorant quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#162. You may be ignorant of all the books in the world, and I hope you are, of all the latest theories, but that is not ignorance. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Ignorant quotes by Plotinus
#163. When one has achieved the object of one's desires, it is evident that one's real desire was not the ignorant possession of the desired object but to know it as possessed--as actually contemplated, as within one. #Quote by Plotinus
Ignorant quotes by Spider Robinson
#164. I think of us as a people who inoculate ourselves against a plague of insanity with a powerful anti-idiotic called science fiction. I think sf is a literature which by its very nature requires that you be at least a little sane, that you know at least a little something. You must abdicate the right to be ignorant in order to enjoy science fiction, which most people are unwilling to do; and you must learn, if not actually how to think things through, at least what the trick looks like when it's done. Frequent injections will keep a lot of madness away. #Quote by Spider Robinson
Ignorant quotes by Girl Interrupted
#165. Maybe everyone out there is a liar. And maybe the whole world is stupid and ignorant, but I'd rather be in it. I'd rather be fucking in it. #Quote by Girl Interrupted
Ignorant quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#166. Personal ignorance and shallow thoughts led me to misconstrue reality. Instead of taking an occasional respite from meeting work related deadlines and reflecting upon the growth of the inner self, all my personal energy was devoted to efficiently performing daily tasks, responding to the never-ending heave of the external world of busyness. Busy people tabulate the value of their life of work by what they achieved, which can prove meritorious. We can also hide from ourselves by never devoting select intervals of quietness for self-reflection. We need periods of silence and contemplation in order to nurture our spiritual development. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Ignorant quotes by Mai Al-Nakib
#167. In quiet crevices, life is born over and over again, without witness, without recognition. It happens, feverishly or serenely, fast or slow, and the guardians or propriety remain laughably ignorant. #Quote by Mai Al-Nakib
Ignorant quotes by Kameron Hurley
#168. The wonderful thing about being ignorant is that it can be resolved very easily. Foolishness cannot. #Quote by Kameron Hurley
Ignorant quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
#169. No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves ... Language and religion do not make a race
there is only one thing which makes a race, and that is blood. #Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
Ignorant quotes by Lillian Hellman
#170. History is made by masses of people. One man, or ten men, don't start the earthquakes and don't stop them either. Only hero worshipers and ignorant historians think they do. #Quote by Lillian Hellman
Ignorant quotes by John Stuart Mill
#171. It is true that a great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them. But it is a great mistake to suppose that he will do this better for being ignorant of the traditions. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Ignorant quotes by Laozi
#172. In ancient times, those who followed the Way did not try to give people knowledge thereof, but kept them ignorant. #Quote by Laozi
Ignorant quotes by John Ray
#173. The Democratic Party: Con-men elected by the ignorant and the arrogant. #Quote by John Ray
Ignorant quotes by David Bentley Hart
#174. One can believe that faith is mere credulous assent to unfounded premises, while reason consists in a pure obedience to empirical fact, only if one is largely ignorant of both. It should be enough, perhaps, to point to the long Christian philosophical tradition, with all its variety, creativity, and sophistication, and to the long and honorable tradition of Christianity's critical examination and reexamination of its own historical, spiritual, and metaphysical claims. But more important in some ways, it seems to me, is to stress how great an element of faith is present in the operations of even the most disinterested rationality. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Ignorant quotes by Harlan Ellison
#175. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. #Quote by Harlan Ellison
Ignorant quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#176. The mind is a prison full of ignorant captives. The soul is a university full of enlightened students. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Ignorant quotes by Victor Hugo
#177. The learned man knows that he is ignorant. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Ignorant quotes by Nikola Tesla
#178. Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called 'the greatest evil in the world.' The friction which results from ignorance ... can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent. #Quote by Nikola Tesla
Ignorant quotes by Jarod Kintz
#179. When people say they don't read, I always wonder if they don't because they can't or because they won't. Then I think, what's the difference? Either way they are ignorant. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Ignorant quotes by Sirshree
For the ignorant, failure is unhappiness. For the wise, failure is preparation for the next step to success. #Quote by Sirshree
Ignorant quotes by George Herbert
#181. The ignorant hath an Eagles wings, and an Owles eyes.
[The ignorant hath an eagle's wings and an owl's eyes.] #Quote by George Herbert
Ignorant quotes by Zadie Smith
#182. Two people creating the time of their own lives, protected somehow by love, not ignorant of history but not deformed by it, either. #Quote by Zadie Smith
Ignorant quotes by Sherwood Smith
#183. Who can ever know what turns the spark into flame? Vidanric's initial interest in me might well have been kindled by the fact that he saw my actions as courageous, but the subsequent discovery of passion, and the companionship of the mind that would sutain it, seemed as full of mystery as it was of felicity. As for me, I really believe that the spark had been there all along, but I had been too ignorant--and too afraid--to recognize it. #Quote by Sherwood Smith
Ignorant quotes by Henry Fielding
#184. There is a sort of knowledge beyond the power of learning to bestow, and this is to be had in conversation; so necessary is this to the understanding the characters of men, that none are more ignorant of them than those learned pedants whose lives have been entirely consumed in colleges and among books; for however exquisitely human nature may have been described by writers the true practical system can be learned only in the world. #Quote by Henry Fielding
Ignorant quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#185. But in practice the great difference between the medieval ethics and ours is that ours concentrate attention on the sins which are the sins of the ignorant, and practically deny that the sins which are the sins of the educated are sins at all. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Ignorant quotes by Frank Zappa
#186. Schools train you to be ignorant with style [ ... ] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright [ ... ] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Ignorant quotes by Erik Davis
#187. The funny thing about games and fictions is that they have a weird way of bleeding into reality. Whatever else it is, the world that humans experience is animated with narratives, rituals, and roles that organize psychological experience, social relations, and our imaginative grasp of the material cosmos. The world, then, is in many ways a webwork of fictions, or, better yet, of stories. The contemporary urge to "gamify" our social and technological interactions is, in this sense, simply an extension of the existing games of subculture, of folklore, even of belief. This is the secret truth of the history of religions: not that religions are "nothing more" than fictions, crafted out of sociobiological need or wielded by evil priests to control ignorant populations, but that human reality possesses an inherently fictional or fantastic dimension whose "game engine" can - and will - be organized along variously visionary, banal, and sinister lines. Part of our obsession with counterfactual genres like sci-fi or fantasy is not that they offer escape from reality - most of these genres are glum or dystopian a lot of the time anyway - but because, in reflecting the "as if" character of the world, they are actually realer than they appear. #Quote by Erik Davis
Ignorant quotes by Chris Turner
#188. If there are unforeseen and potentially disastrous repercussions to the rash acts of the ignorant, so too are there unanticipated consequences buried in works of genius. #Quote by Chris Turner
Ignorant quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#189. The ignorant and the deluded are, I think, in a strange way to be envied. That which is not known of does not trouble us, while an imagined but insubstantial peril does not harm us. To know the truths behind reality is a far greater burden. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Ignorant quotes by Louis J. Mordell
#190. Neither you nor I nor anybody else knows what makes a mathematician tick. It is not a question of cleverness. I know many mathematicians who are far abler than I am, but they have not been so lucky. An illustration may be given by considering two miners. One may be an expert geologist, but he does not find the golden nuggets that the ignorant miner does. #Quote by Louis J. Mordell
Ignorant quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#191. Everytime we say that god is the author of some phenomenon, that signifies that we are ignorant of how such a phenomenon was caused by the forces of nature. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ignorant quotes by Victor Hugo
#192. Those who are ignorant should be taught all you can teach them; society is to blame for not providing free public education; and society will answer for the obscurity it produces. If the soul is left in darkness, sin will be committed. The guilty party is not he who has sinned but he who created the darkness in the first place. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Ignorant quotes by Thomas Browne
#193. Darknesse and light divide the course of time, and oblivion snares with memory, a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest stroaks of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables. Afflictions induce callosities, miseries are slippery, or fall like snow upon us, which notwithstanding is no unhappy stupidity. To be ignorant of evils to come, and forgetfull of evils past, is a mercifull provision in nature, whereby we digest the mixture of our few and evil days, and our delivered senses not relapsing into cutting rememberances, our sorrows are not kept raw by the edge of repetitions. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Ignorant quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#194. There is nothing so difficult as to persuade men that they are ignorant. Bertha, exaggerating the seriousness of the affair, thought it charlatanry to undertake a post without knowledge and without capacity. Fortunately that is not the opinion of the majority, or the government of this enlightened country could not proceed. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Ignorant quotes by Gerald Durrell
#195. I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant. #Quote by Gerald Durrell
Ignorant quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#196. The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Ignorant quotes by Virginia Woolf
#197. Brooding, she changed the pool into the sea, and made the minnows into sharks and whales, and cast vast clouds over this tiny world by holding her hand against the sun, and so brought darkness and desolation, like God himself, to millions of ignorant and innocent creatures, and then took her hand away suddenly and let the sun stream down. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Ignorant quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#198. Americans are very smart about the things they care about, and ignorant about the things they don't. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Ignorant quotes by Cesare Beccaria
#199. When a fixed code of laws, which must be observed to the letter, leaves no further care to the judge than to examine the acts of citizens and to decide whether or not they conform to the law as written; then the standard of the just or the unjust, which is to be the norm of conduct for the ignorant as well as for the philosophic citizen, is not a matter of controversy but of fact; then only are citizens not subject to the petty tyrannies of the many which are the more cruel as the distance between the oppressed and the oppressor is less, and which are far more fatal than those of a single man, for the despotism of many can only be corrected by the despotism of one; the cruelty of a single despot is proportioned, not to his might, but to the obstacles he encounters. #Quote by Cesare Beccaria
Ignorant quotes by Jules Renard
#200. We are ignorant of the Beyond because this ignorance is the condition of our own life. Just as ice cannot know fire except by melting and vanishing. #Quote by Jules Renard

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