A Quote by Will Rogers on ignorance and people

Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Francis of Assisi on charity, wisdom, fear, ignorance, patience, humility, anger, vexation, poverty, joy, greed, avarice, peace, meditation, anxiety, and doubt

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.  Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation.  Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice.  Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

Francis of Assisi

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A Quote by Paul Valéry on ignorance, education, and humility

Ignorance is a treasure of infinite price that most men squander, when they should cherish its least fragments; some ruin it by educating themselves, others, unable to so much as conceive of making use of it, let it waste away.  Quite on the contrary, we should search for it assiduously  in what we think we know best.  Leaf through a dictionary or try to make one, and you will find that every word covers and masks a well so bottomless that the questions you toss into it arouse no more than an echo.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

Source: Man and the Seashell (essay), Paul Valery Anthology

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A Quote by Daniel Boorstin on religion, quest, ignorance, thinking, thought, and civilization

Probably no one of us has the True Religion. But all of us together - if we are allowed to be free - are discovering ways of conversing about the great mysteries. The pretense to know all the answers to the deepest mysteries is, of course, the grossest fraud. And any people who declare a Jihad, a holy war on unbelievers - those who do not share their believers' pretended omniscience - are enemies of thinking men and woman and of civilization. I see religion as only a way of asking unanswerable questions, of sharing the joy of a community of quest, and solacing one another in our ignorance.

Daniel Boorstin

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A Quote by St. Theophan the Recluse on talk, ignorance, god, spirituality, christianity, passions, truth, freedom, and meditation

"In general, Loquacity (rambling talk) opens the doors of the soul, and the devout warmth of the heart at once escapes.  Empty talk does the same, but even more so... Empty talk is the door to criticism and slander, the spreader of false rumors and opinions, the sower of discord and strife.  It stifles the taste for mental work and almost always serves as a cover for absence of sound knowledge..."

Saint Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Domus Ulixes on fool and ignorance

Only a fool will deny its own ignorance.

Frederik Kerling

Source: Forgive them lord, for they do know not what to do - Gaia:fully engaged

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Renée Damstra on ignorance, ignore, eyes, messages, existence, and existing

You can ignore my messages and I can ignore your eyes, but ignorance doesn't make my messages nor your eyes non-existing.

Renée Damstra

Source: Me

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A Quote by Pirke Avot /Ethics of the Fathers on sin, ignorance, piety, bashfulness, temper, business, and to be a man

He would also say: A boor cannot be sin-fearing, an ignoramus cannot be pious, a bashful one cannot learn, a short-tempered person cannot teach, nor does anyone who does much business grow wise. In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man

Pirke Avot /Ethics of the Fathers

Source: Rabbi Hillel - Pirke Avot 2:5

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A Quote by Marianne on growth, change, ignorance, and evolving

Growth requires change,
and with growth there is pain,
but it is short lived compared
to living every day
with the pain of ignorance.

Marianne Goldweber

Marianne Goldweber

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on stupidity, laziness, ignorance, and opinions

Believe me, many things are attributed to gravity and wisdom which are really due to incapacity and sloth. Men often despise what they despair of obtaining. It is in the very nature of ignorance to scorn what it cannot understand, and to desire to keep others from attaining what it cannot reach. Hence the false judgments upon matters of which we know nothing, by which we evince our envy quite as clearly as our stupidity.

-Francesco di Petracco

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

Source: From a letter to Boccaccio

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