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"There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion." Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton 4.6667 average rating  
"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts." Henry Brooks Adams 4.2048 average rating  
"I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil." Æschylus 4.3333 average rating  
"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance." Akhenaton 4.9231 average rating  
"The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this: its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance." Akhenaton 4.0000 average rating  
"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives." Maya Angelou 4.5000 average rating  
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them." Isaac Asimov 4.8333 average rating  
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." Richard David Bach 4.3514 average rating  
"Half of the world's misery comes from ignorance. The other half comes from intelligence." Baslo 4.5333 average rating  
"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep." Saul Bellow 4.6875 average rating  
"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." Bernard Berenson 4.3000 average rating  
"How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant." Lord Billingsley 4.8750 average rating  
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." Derek Curtis Bok 4.8966 average rating  
"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way." Bokonon 4.3889 average rating  
"Nurture an appetite for being puzzled, for being confused, indeed for being openly stupid, and that - despite what you may think - is very difficult...We all know the cliche' that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that a lot of knowledge can be a dangerous thing as well...use your ignorance as well as your knowledge for creative means." Lee C. Bollinger 4.3333 average rating  
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge." Daniel J(oseph) Boorstin 4.8000 average rating  
"If you can impress any man with an absorbing conviction of the supreme importance of some moral or religious doctrine; if you can make him believe that those who reject that doctrine are doomed to eternal perdition; if you then give that man power, and by means of his ignorance blind him to the ulterior consequences of his own act,-he will infallibly persecute those who deny his doctrine." Henry Thomas Buckle 4.2000 average rating  
"I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance." Thomas Carlyle 4.9545 average rating  
"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance." William Ellery Channing 4.6667 average rating  
"To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?" Marcus Tullius Cicero 4.5625 average rating  
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