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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it -ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.
In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James A. Baldwin
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
Richard P. Feynman
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind.
Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.
The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch
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