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Willfully Ignorant quotes by Terry Goodkind
#1. The people who most often invited trouble were the willfully ignorant who didn't want to believe trouble was possible, so they dismissed the potential for it. You couldn't be ready for what you never considered or were unwilling to consider. #Quote by Terry Goodkind
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Alisa Harris
#2. We seek in one another the assurance that there is just one correct interpretation of the world, that everything is so simple that anybody can see it unless they're malicious or stupid or willfully ignorant; and we punish one another for proving with our differing conclusions that the truth is not that easy. We think we must suppress dissension to present the unified front we need to gain power over our enemies. But there are pro-life Democrats, pro-choice Christians, feminists who love their families, and conservatives who care about poor people. #Quote by Alisa Harris
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Roxane Gay
#3. This is the real problem feminism faces. Too many people are willfully ignorant about what the word means and what the movement aims to achieve. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#4. It is almost an unbearable pain, to suddenly recognize the value of what you had being ignorant of which had been your possession. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Lewis Thomas
#5. The greatest achievements in the science of this [twentieth] century are themselves the sources of more puzzlement than human beings have ever experienced. Indeed, it is likely that the twentieth century will be looked back at as the time when science provided the first close glimpse of the profundity of human ignorance. We have not reached solutions; we have only begun to discover how to ask questions. #Quote by Lewis Thomas
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Jonathan Swift
#6. The greatest Inventions were produced in Times of Ignorance; as the Use of the Compass, Gunpowder, and Printing; and by the dullest Nation, as the Germans. #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio
#7. 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
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Eric Hoffer
#8. For men to plunge headlong into an undertaking of vast change, they must be intensely discontented yet not destitute, and they must have the feeling that by the possession of some potent doctrine, infallible leader or some new technique they have access to a source of irresistible power. They must also have an extravagant conception of the prospects and the potentialities of the future. Finally, they must be wholly ignorant of the difficulties involved in their vast undertaking. Experience is a handicap. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Barry Unsworth
#9. A man may go through life and remain ignorant of himself he may think himself as other than he truly is and he may die with this illusion still intact because no circumstance of his life has obliged him to revise it. #Quote by Barry Unsworth
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Thomas Bernhard
#10. arts, I said, just like that in painting, in literature, I said, even philosophers are ignorant of philosophy. Most artists are ignorant of their art. They have a dilettante's notion of art, remain stuck all their lives in dilettantism, even the most famous artists in the world. We #Quote by Thomas Bernhard
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Socrates
#11. Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance. We are even comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all we know. When we first start facing truth, the process may be frightening, and many people run back to their old lives. But if you continue to seek truth, you will eventually be able to handle it better. In fact, you want more! It's true that many people around you now may think you are weird or even a danger to society, but you don't care. Once you've tasted the truth, you won't ever want to go back to being ignorant #Quote by Socrates
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Mark Twain
#12. 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
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Cintra Wilson
#13. Fame is a perverse deformity, an ego swelling as ludicrous as an extra organ, and the people that have it, for a huge part, are willfully and deliberately fucked-up past the point of ever having anything sweet or human or normal about themselves ever again. #Quote by Cintra Wilson
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Rob Reiner
#14. People can be ignorant and still have loving, human qualities. #Quote by Rob Reiner
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Robert Browning
#15. Of power does Man possess no particle:
Of knowledge-just so much as show that still
It ends in ignorance on every side ... #Quote by Robert Browning
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Steven Erikson
#16. Never mind the truth. The past is what I say it is. That is the freedom of teaching the ignorant. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Sun Tzu
#17. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. #Quote by Sun Tzu
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#18. The majority of people on earth are ignorant of what their time should be used for. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Bill Hamon
#19. The prophet who misses it occasionally in his prophecies may be ignorant, immature, or presumptuous, or he may be ministering with too much zeal and too little wisdom and anointing. But this does not prove him a false prophet. It is certainly possible for a true prophet to be inaccurate. #Quote by Bill Hamon
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#20. All our human endeavours are like that, she reflected, and it is only because we are too ignorant to realize it, or are too forgetful to remember it, that we have the confidence to build something that is meant to last. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Leo Errera
#21. God is the mysterious veil under which we hide our ignorance of the cause. #Quote by Leo Errera
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Saint Patrick
#22. I am not ignorant of what is said of my Lord in the Psalm: "You destroy those who speak a lie." And again: "A lying mouth deals death to the soul." And likewise the Lord says in the Gospel: "On the day of judgment men shall render account for every idle word they utter." #Quote by Saint Patrick
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Dante Alighieri
#23. Oh blind, oh ignorant, self-seeking cupidity whcih spurs as so in the short mortal life and steeps as through all eternity. #Quote by Dante Alighieri
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Charles Webster Leadbeater
#24. It has been the sad experience of many that much of the best and the most beautiful is lost to those whose mental food consists exclusively of the sensational paper or the cheap novel, or of that frothy mass of waste material which is thrown up like scum upon the molten metal of life
novelettes, serials, and fragments of a type which neither teach the ignorant, nor strengthen the weak, nor develop the immature. #Quote by Charles Webster Leadbeater
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Patrick O'Brian
#25. Christ's blood in heaven, you ignorant, incompetent whey-faced nestlecock, do you think I am a hired spy, an informer? That I have a master, a paymaster, for God's love? You silly little man. #Quote by Patrick O'Brian
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Antoine-Henri Jomini
#26. It is certainly of great importance for a general to keep his plans secret; and Frederick the Great was right when he said that if his night-cap knew what was in his head he would throw it into the fire. That kind of secrecy was practicable in Frederick's time when his whole army was kept closely about him; but when maneuvers of the vastness of Napoleon's are executed, and war is waged as in our day, what concert of action can be expected from generals who are utterly ignorant of what is going on around them? #Quote by Antoine-Henri Jomini
Willfully Ignorant quotes by R.C. Sproul
#27. In the decade of the 1980s, a massive and comprehensive study of religion in American life was undertaken by the Gallup organization. The results of the study were as terrifying as they were revealing. Americans, even evangelical Americans, are woefully ignorant of the content of Scripture and even more ignorant of the history of Christianity and classical Christian theology. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Anne Bradstreet
#28. Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending. #Quote by Anne Bradstreet
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Errico Malatesta
#29. Anarchy is a word that comes from the Greek, and signifies, strictly speaking, "without government": the state of a people without any constituted authority. Before such an organization had begun to be considered possible and desirable by a whole class of thinkers, so as to be taken as the aim of a movement (which has now become one of the most important factors in modern social warfare), the word "anarchy" was used universally in the sense of disorder and confusion, and it is still adopted in that sense by the ignorant and by adversaries interested in distorting the truth. #Quote by Errico Malatesta
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Behdad Sami
#30. To say I'm ignorant only proves your ignorance. #Quote by Behdad Sami
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Tony Bennett
#31. I was taught never to compromise: to never sing a cheap song. I never look down at the audience and think that they are ignorant or think that I'm more intelligent than they are. To think otherwise is totally incorrect and runs contrary to everything I was raised to believe. #Quote by Tony Bennett
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Edward Bond
#32. It seems to me that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves. #Quote by Edward Bond
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Symeon The New Theologian
#33. There are times when I, without willing it, mount to the height of contemplation; with my will I am drawn down from it because of the limitations of human nature and find safety in abasement. I know many things that are unknown to most men, yet I am more ignorant than all others. I rejoice because Christ, 'whom I have believed' (II Tim. 1:12), has bestowed on me an eternal and unshakable kingdom, yet I constantly weep as one who is unworthy of that which is above, and I cease not. #Quote by Symeon The New Theologian
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Anonymous
#34. Too many assume that the reason people do not come to God is because they are ignorant; it is more generally true that the reason people do not come to God is because of their behavior. #Quote by Anonymous
Willfully Ignorant quotes by C.P. Snow
#35. The division of our culture is making us more obtuse than we need be: we can repair communications to some extent: but, as I have said before, we are not going to turn out men and women who understand as much of their world as Piero della Francesca did of his, or Pascal, or Goethe. With good fortune, however, we can educate a large proportion of our better minds so that they are not ignorant of the imaginative experience, both in the arts and in science, nor ignorant either of the endowments of applied science, of the remediable suffering of most of their fellow humans, and of the responsibilities which, once seen, cannot be denied. #Quote by C.P. Snow
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Karl Marx
#36. To make the society" [which of course consists of non-workers] "happy and people easier under the meanest circumstances, it is requisite that great numbers of them should be ignorant as well as poor; knowledge both enlarges and multiplies our desires, and the fewer things a man wishes for, the more easily his necessities may be supplied." [3] What Mandeville, #Quote by Karl Marx
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Nikola Tesla
#37. 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
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Colson Whitehead
#38. Emptiness was an index. It recorded the incomprehensible chronicle of the metropolis, the demographic realities, how money worked, the cobbled-together lifestyles and roosting habits. The population remained at a miraculous density, it seemed to him, for the empty rooms brimmed with evidence, in the stragglers they did or did not contain, in the busted barricades, in the expired relatives on the futon beds, arms crossed over their chests in ad hoc rites. The rooms stored anthropological clues re: kinship rituals and taboos. How they treated their dead.

The rich tended to escape. Entire white-glove buildings were devoid, as Omega discovered after they worried the seams of and then shattered the glass doors to the lobby (no choice, despite the No-No Cards). The rich fled during the convulsions of the great evacuation, dragging their distilled possessions in wheeled luggage of European manufacture, leaving their thousand-dollar floor lamps to attract dust to their silver surfaces and recount luxury to later visitors, bowing like weeping willows over imported pile rugs. A larger percentage of the poor tended to stay, shoving layaway bureaus and media consoles up against the doors. There were those who decided to stay, willfully uncomprehending or stupid or incapacitated by the scope of the disaster, and those who could not leave for a hundred other reasons - because they were waiting for their girlfriend or mother or soul mate to make it home first, because their mobil #Quote by Colson Whitehead
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Delmore Schwartz
#39. The Poet"

The riches of the poet are equal to his poetry
His power is his left hand
It is idle weak and precious
His poverty is his wealth, a wealth which may destroy him
like Midas Because it is that laziness which is a form of impatience
And this he may be destroyed by the gold of the light
which never was
On land or sea.
He may be drunken to death, draining the casks of excess
That extreme form of success.
He may suffer Narcissus' destiny
Unable to live except with the image which is infatuation
Love, blind, adoring, overflowing
Unable to respond to anything which does not bring love
quickly or immediately.

...The poet must be innocent and ignorant
But he cannot be innocent since stupidity is not his strong
Therefore Cocteau said, "What would I not give
To have the poems of my youth withdrawn from
I would give to Satan my immortal soul."
This metaphor is wrong, for it is his immortal soul which
he wished to redeem,
Lifting it and sifting it, free and white, from the actuality of
youth's banality, vulgarity,
pomp and affectation of his early
works of poetry.

So too in the same way a Famous American Poet
When fame at last had come to him sought out the fifty copies
of his first book of poems which had been privately printed
by himself at his own expense.
He succeeded in securing #Quote by Delmore Schwartz
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#40. Wherever the ignorant triumphs, over there the greatest defeats are on the way! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#41. Slender Youth. A tour companion who may be either a lost prince or a girl/princess in disguise. In the latter case it is tactful to pretend you think she is a boy. She/he will be ignorant, hasty and shy, and will need hauling out of trouble quite a lot. But she/he will grow up in the course of the Tour. In fact she/he will be the only Companion who will change in any way. Quite often, she/he will soon exhibit a very useful talent for magic and end up by hauling everyone else out of trouble. But this will not be until midway through your second brochure. #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Willfully Ignorant quotes by John Adams
#42. I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. #Quote by John Adams
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Heather Avis
#43. Today I'm aware of all the times I have said no to opportunities God has placed before me because I think I'm not rich enough, equipped enough, talented enough, strong enough, or crazy enough to say yes. All the times I have mistaken good things for bad. All the times I have allowed the opinions of an ignorant majority to guide my thinking instead of looking to Jesus and his heart in the matter. I wonder how many times we, his children, choose a comfortable no over a terrifying yes - the kind of yes that will lead us to the only place we should ever long to be: in the arms of Jesus. #Quote by Heather Avis
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Wendell Berry
#44. The assumption is that people so ignorant and thoughtless and silly and greedy may simply call upon the Army Corps of Engineers in order to receive a clean and abundant supply of water from reservoirs in the mountains. A much likelier outcome is that they will be drinking an ever stronger mixture of sewage and mine acid and mud and cropspray and various other defecations of the industrial paradise. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#45. I'm pretty sure most of them sincerely believe that the First Amendment actually means they can say anything they want without consequences. Like no, that does not protect your butt when you say something ignorant on Facebook and end up getting kicked off the football team or whatever! #Quote by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Fred Phelps
#46. Don't you stupid Aussies get it? Australia is doomed! Nothing, and nobody, can help you. You have sinned willfully after you have received knowledge of the truth. #Quote by Fred Phelps
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#47. 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
Willfully Ignorant quotes by H. Verlan Andersen
#48. A failure to learn about Satan's plan for man here on earth would be fatal to the full exercise of free agency. The reason for this lies in the fact that ... free agency is the opportunity to choose between good and evil. To intelligently make such a choice one must understand the alternatives-both of them. To the extent one is ignorant of these alternatives, to that same extent he has not made a complete choice. Until a person understands Satan's plan, he can never be certain he does not believe in it and is not helping to carry it out. #Quote by H. Verlan Andersen
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Victor Hugo
#49. Where are your free and compulsory schools? Does every one know how to read in the land of Dante and of Michael Angelo? Have you made public schools of your barracks? Have you not, like ourselves, an opulent war-budget and a paltry budget of education? Have not you also that passive obedience which is so easily converted into soldierly obedience? military establishment which pushes the regulations to the extreme of firing upon Garibaldi; that is to say, upon the living honor of Italy? Let us subject your social order to examination, let us take it where it stands and as it stands, let us view its flagrant offences, show me the woman and the child. It is by the amount of protection with which these two feeble creatures are surrounded that the degree of civilization is to be measured. Is prostitution less heartrending in Naples than in Paris? What is the amount of justice springs from your tribunals? Do you chance to be so fortunate as to be ignorant of the meaning of those gloomy words: public prosecution, legal infamy, prison, the scaffold, the executioner, the death penalty? Italians, with you as with us, Beccaria is dead and Farinace is alive. And then, let us scrutinize your state reasons. Have you a government which comprehends the identity of morality and politics? You have reached the point where you grant amnesty to heroes! Something very similar has been done in France. Stay, let us pass miseries in review, let each one contribute in his pile, you are as rich as we. H #Quote by Victor Hugo
Willfully Ignorant quotes by Philip Larkin
#50. Strange to know nothing, never to be sure
Of what is true or right or real,
But forced to qualify or so I feel,
Or Well, it does seem so:
Someone must know.
Strange to be ignorant of the way things work:
Their skill at finding what they need,
Their sense of shape, and punctual spread of seed,
And willingness to change;
Yes, it is strange,
Even to wear such knowledge
for our flesh
Surrounds us with its own decisions
and yet spend all our life on imprecisions,
That when we start to die
Have no idea why. #Quote by Philip Larkin

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