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Quotations about ignorance

Walter CronkiteWhatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

 - Walter Cronkite

Tags:   ignorance  libraries  price  

P.J. O'RourkeNo drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.

 - P.J. O'Rourke

Tags:   alcohol  greed  ignorance  power  

Marcus Tullius CiceroTo be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?

 - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tags:   history  ignorance  

Pearl BuckFate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance.

 - Pearl S. Buck

Tags:   fate  future  ignorance  

Neil deGrasse TysonPeople cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey school teacher asserted that evolution and the big bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.

 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tags:   church  education  ignorance  science  state  

Neil deGrasse TysonIgnorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.

 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tags:   humanity  ignorance  reason  

William HazlittThere are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation.

 - William Hazlitt

Tags:   ignorance  knowledge  talking  

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheWe are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand, and snarl at the good and beautiful because it lies beyond their sympathies.

 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tags:   beauty  ignorance  sympathy  understanding  

William HazlittVulgar prejudices are those which arise out of accident, ignorance, or authority; natural prejudices are those which arise out of the constitution of the human mind itself.

 - William Hazlitt

Tags:   authority  ignorance  prejudice  

Maya AngelouMy mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

 - Maya Angelou

Tags:   college  education  ignorance  illiteracy  school  tolerance