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Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. (Quote by - W. Clement Stone)

God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing. (Quote by - Dr. J. A. Holmes)

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune. (Quote by - Plato)

Ignorance is not innocence but sin. (Quote by - Robert Browning)

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. (Quote by - Confucius)

Genuine ignorance is... profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas. (Quote by - John Dewey)

Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand. (Quote by - Cardinal de Retz)

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! (Quote by - Leonardo da Vinci)

Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious. (Quote by - L. E. Landon)

Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge, but passes into it through an intermediate state of obscurity, even as night into day through twilight. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Men are always averse to enterprises in which they foresee difficulties. (Quote by - Niccolo Machiavelli)

The empty vessel giveth a greater sound than the full barrel. (Quote by - John Lyly)

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow. (Quote by - Frank Dane)

And here, poor fool, with all my lore I stand no wiser than before. (Quote by - Goethe)

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care. (Quote by - William Safire)

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. (Quote by - Dalai Lama)

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it, generation after generation. (Quote by - Pearl S. Buck)

The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity. (Quote by - and that's just not fair. (Quote by - Konrad Adenauer)

Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone. (Quote by - Mary Astor)

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm (Quote by - George Eliot)

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. (Quote by - Charles Darwin)


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