A Quote by Robert Browning on ignorance and innocence

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Inn Album

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on belief, ignorance, injustice, and tragedy

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

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A Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr on ideas, ignorance, needs, originality, and world

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)

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A Quote by Randall Jarrell on darkness, ignorance, knowledge, pain, and wisdom

I see at last that all the knowledge I wrung from the darkness - that darkness flung me - Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing The darkness from the darkness. Pain comes from the darkness And we call it wisdom. It is pain.

Randall Jarrell

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conviction, education, envy, good, ignorance, imitation, suicide, time, and universe

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on fear and ignorance

Fear always springs from ignorance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on chance, conceit, defeat, facts, ignorance, insanity, learning, moderation, and skill

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Polybius on country, difficulty, facts, friendship, ignorance, justice, mistakes, and writers

That historians should give their own country a break, I grant you; but not so as to state things contrary to fact. For there are plenty of mistakes made by writers out of ignorance, and which any man finds it difficult to avoid. But if we knowingly write what is false, whether for the sake of our country or our friends or just to be pleasant, what difference is there between us and hack-writers? Readers should be very attentive to and critical of historians, and they in turn should be constantly on their guard.


Source: History, XVI

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A Quote by Plato on cleverness, evil, ignorance, learning, and misfortune

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.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on alcohol, drugs, greed, ignorance, love, people, power, society, stupidity, and trouble

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source 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 (1947 -)

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