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    ignorance Quotes

    Arrogance is inimical to prudential reasoning, to accepting that for all we know and learn we also accumulate ignorance of the questions we do not ask, the risks we do not and cannot comprehend. In short, arrogance is what causes us to ignore our fallibilities.
    — Ziauddin Sardar
    When people do not ignore what they should ignore, but ignore what they should not ignore, this is known as ignorance.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: people  ignorance 
    After you've seen behind the facade of a stage set you can't take the play seriously any more. In other words, you can't go backwards and regain your ignorance, you have to move forward.
    — Zeena Schreck
    tags: ignorance 
    We are against ignorance. We feel that you have to educate yourself, no matter what the situation is. People who refuse to educate themselves - people who refuse to find out what something is about, that they're frightened of - find comfort in being ignorant.
    — Zeena Schreck
    It should be noted, as with so many legends and popularly accepted truths created out of political motivation: There, in fact, is no evidence that the hundreds of murders historically attributed to the werewolves of Gévaudan were actually caused by wolves. As with all witchhunts, the endless battle against ignorance requires one to always keep an open mind and sharp wits when considering such rumors - especially the rumors we choose to enjoy.
    — Zeena Schreck
    Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued. And it makes it much more difficult for any president to pursue an intelligent policy that does justice to the complexity of the world.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    When ignorance reigns, life is lost...
    — Zack de la Rocha
    tags: lost  ignorance 
    If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face...
    — Zack de la Rocha
    tags: smile  ignorance 
    Yes I know my enemies. They're the teachers who taught me to fight me, compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission, ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite, all of which are American dreams.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    Most of the damage we cause to the planet is the result of our own ignorance.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    tags: ignorance 
    Ignorance, vulnerability, fear, anger, and desire are expressions of the infinite potential of your buddha nature. There's nothing inherently wrong or right with making such choices. The fruit of Buddhist practice is simply the recognition that these and other mental afflictions are nothing more or less than choices available to us because our real nature is infinite in scope.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Each human being has the eternal duty of turning what is hard and brutal into a tender and subtle offering, what is crude into an object of refinement, what is ugly into a thing of beauty, confrontation into collaboration, ignorance into knowledge, hereby rediscovering the child's dream of a creative reality incessantly renewed by death, the servant of life, and by life the servant of love
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    Arrogance is actually just ign
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Jazz music celebrates life! Human life; the range of it, the absurdity of it, the ignorance of it, the greatness of it, the intelligence of it, the sexuality of it, the profundity of it. And it deals with it. In all of its... It deals with it!
    — Wynton Marsalis
    The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity.
    — Willis R. Whitney
    There's a willful ignorance. We indulge people who are willfully misrepresenting the facts. I don't think those [anti-choice] congresspeople are as much benignly misguided as they are intentionally and willfully ignorant of the facts of reproduction. That lends itself very well to them being ideologically driven and carrying out agendas that, if they were to be really honest about the facts, would be a tougher sell.
    — Willie Parker
    tags: people  facts  sell  ignorance 
    The world has made everything else and still it can't make peace. And the reason it can't make peace is because of the evil, ignorance and stupidity. I have songs that explain these facts. And that's the blues.
    — Willie Dixon
    To live our lives and miss that great purpose we were designed to accomplish is truly a sin. It is inconceivable that we could be bored in a world with so much wrong to tackle, so much ignorance to reach and so much misery we could alleviate
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: live  world  wrong  misery  sin  ignorance 
    No man has a right to be idle. Where is it that in such a world as this, that health, and leisure, and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate?
    — William Wilberforce
    I am convinced that it is impossible to expound the methods of induction in a sound manner, without resting them upon the theory of probability. Perfect knowledge alone can give certainty, and in nature perfect knowledge would be infinite knowledge, which is clearly beyond our capacities. We have, therefore, to content ourselves with partial knowledge - knowledge mingled with ignorance, producing doubt.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
    — William Safire
    tags: care  speech  ignorance 
    Ignorance is the mother of suspicion.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: mother  ignorance 
    Ignorance is the beginning of knowledge; knowledge is the beginning of wisdom; wisdom is the awareness of ignorance.
    — William Rotsler
    tags: wisdom  ignorance 
    The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
    — William Osler
    tags: ignorance 
    To confess ignorance is often wiser than to beat about the bush with a hypothetical diagnosis.
    — William Osler
    tags: ignorance 
    Because they know not the forces of nature, and in order that they may have comrades in their ignorance, they suffer not that others should search out anything, and would have us believe like rustics and ask no reason... But we ask in all things a reason must be sought.
    — William of Conches
    Over-diversification is a hedge for ignorance.
    — William O'Neil
    tags: ignorance 
    Adventure is putting one's ignorance into motion.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    Now if you will stop here and ask yourself why you are not as pious as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.
    — William Law
    First impressions of mediaeval life are usually coloured by the courtly romances of Malory and his later refiners. Chaucer brings us down to reality, but his people belong to a prosperous middle-class world, on holiday and in holiday mood. Piers Plowman stands alone as a revelation of the ignorance and misery of the lower classes, whose multiplied grievances came to a head in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
    — William Langland
    Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
    — William Jones
    I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
    — William John Wills
    tags: animals  ignorance 
    Next to the ministry I know of no more noble profession than the law. The object aimed at is justice, equal and exact, and if it does not reach that end at once it is because the stream is diverted by selfishness or checked by ignorance. Its principles ennoble and its practice elevates.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    Beware of ignorance when in motion; look out for inexperience when in action, and beware of the majority when mentally poisoned with misinformation, for collective ignorance does not become wisdom.
    — William J. H. Boetcker
    Poverty, discrimination, and ignorance restrict growth.
    — William J. Clinton
    It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics. Why? Because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth. We know that investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase growth. They increase good jobs, and they create new wealth for all of us.
    — William J. Clinton
    I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature. I produce my own view in the belief that it may be something like the truth.
    — William Golding
    If ignorance were enough to make things not exist, the world would be more like a lot of people think it is. But it's not. And it's not.
    — William Gibson
    tags: people  world  ignorance 
    Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
    — William Gaddis
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