ignorance

A Quote by Hippocrates on facts, ignorance, knowledge, and science

There are in fact two things, science and opinion: the former begets knowledge. the latter ignorance.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: Law

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A Quote by Herbert V. Prochnow on ignorance

Ignorance is a voluntary condition.

Herbert V. Prochnow

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on darkness, friendship, ignorance, and knowledge

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on education, facts, and ignorance

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on confession, ignorance, indifference, morality, passion, and popularity

If ignorance and passion are the foes of popular morality, it must be confessed that moral indifference is the malady of the cultivated classes.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Hendrik Van Loon on failure, ignorance, and possessions

Any frontal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance.

Hendrik Van Loon

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A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on action, depression, enthusiasm, ignorance, laws, nature, time, and truth

To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs), so that with nature and law at his back, and truth and beneficence as his beacon light, he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their Master.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

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A Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley on absence, appreciation, beauty, concern, egotism, gratitude, ignorance, knowledge, mind, pleasure, selfishness, and ugliness

Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief. We have seen our beaches, our parks, our forests littered with ugly refuse by those who evidently have no appreciation for their beauty. I have driven through thousands of acres of blackened land scourged by a fire evidently set by a careless smoker whose only concern had been the selfish pleasure gained from a cigarette.

Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 -)

Source: the Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by George Orwell on freedom, ignorance, peace, slavery, strength, and war

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on action, contentment, faith, future, god, ignorance, knowledge, and path

Faith is that which, knowing the Lord's will, goes and does it; or, not knowing it, stands and waits, content in ignorance as in knowledge, because God wills - neither pressing into the hidden future, nor careless of the knowledge which opens the path of action.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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