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

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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A Quote by Philo Vance on democracy, ignorance, intelligence, and theory

The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.

Philo Vance

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A Quote by Philip Wylie on bliss and ignorance

Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.

Philip Wylie

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A Quote by Paul Elmer More on defense, god, good, humility, ignorance, indifference, laws, learning, men, reward, and virtue

We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference. In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.

Paul Elmer More (1864 - 1937)

Source: Pages from an Oxford Diary

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on ignorance and people

People are so skillful in their ignorance!

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on beginning, ignorance, and knowledge

The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on companions, health, ignorance, innocence, and wealth

His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Olive Emilie Scheider on ignorance, loneliness, and suffering

The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this: its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.

Olive Emilie Scheider (1855 - 1920)

Source: The Story of an African Farm, 1884, ch.1

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A Quote by Nicolaus Copernicus on appreciation, god, ignorance, knowledge, laws, power, wisdom, and worship

To know the mighty works of God; to comprehend His wisdom and majesty and power; to appreciate, in degree, the wonderful working of His laws, surely all this must be a pleasing and acceptable mode of worship to the Most High to whom ignorance can not be more grateful than knowledge.

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543)

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A Quote by Nicholas Ling on ignorance and misfortune

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.

Nicholas Ling

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