ignorance

A Quote by James Baldwin on certainty, enemies, ignorance, justice, and power

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: The Price of the Ticket, 1972

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A Quote by Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet on children, death, god, ignorance, learning, love, schools, teachers, and universe

I love to thik of my little children whom God has called to himself as away at school-at the best school in the universe, under the best teachers, learning the best things, in the best possible manner. O death! We thank thee for the light that thou wilt shed upon our ignorance.

Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627 - 1704)

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A Quote by Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet on death and ignorance

O death! We thank thee for the light that thou wilt shed upon our ignorance.

Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627 - 1704)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on choice, control, destruction, endurance, eternity, ignorance, knowledge, learning, life, universe, and wonder

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: The New Hugo Winners

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on ignorance, problems, and science

Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on attitude, concern, doctors, giving, ignorance, islam, laws, mortality, secrets, spirituality, stupidity, and sufi

When Sufism was at loggerheads with the legalitarian Islam embodied by the doctors of the Law, known as the fuqaha', according to Henry Corbin: . . . Ibn 'Arabi made no secret of his disgust at their stupidity, ignorance, and depravity, and such an attitude was not calculated to win their favor. The tension rose, giving rise to denunciations and arrests; our shaikh was in mortal peril. At this critical moment the irreducible antagonism between the spiritual Islam of Sufism and legalitarian Islam became patent. Saved by the intervention of a friendly shaikh, Ibn 'Arabi had but one concern, to flee far from Cairo and its hateful, bigoted canonists. Where was he to seek refuge? He returned to Meca (1207).

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969.

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A Quote by Howard Philip Lovecraft on ignorance

We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

Howard Philip Lovecraft

Source: The Call of Cthulhu

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on chess, ignorance, justice, laws, mistakes, nature, patience, play, rules, universe, and world

The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: A Liberal Education [1868]

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on duty, ignorance, influence, misery, and world

We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

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A Quote by Hippocrates on ignorance, judgment, medicine, and practice

Medicine is the most distinguished of all the arts, but through the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who casually judge such practitioners, it is now of all the arts by far the least esteemed.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: Law

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