ignorance

A Quote by George Eliot on facts, ignorance, mind, pain, and rules

In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves ignorance from any painful sense of limpness.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Romola, 1863.

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A Quote by George Eliot on evil and ignorance

Ignorance. . . is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mr. Gilfil’s Love-Story,1st printed Blackwood's Magazine,1857, repr. in Scenes of Clerical Life,1858

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A Quote by George Eliot on ignorance

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, 1874

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A Quote by George Eliot on acquaintance, beginning, and ignorance

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 11, epigraph (1874-76).

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on danger, ignorance, and knowledge

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bancroft on adoption, ignorance, and interest

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

George Bancroft (1800 - 1891)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on ignorance, knowledge, and power

Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on boldness, business, children, and ignorance

In civil business; what first? boldness; what second and third? boldness: and yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Boldness

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A Quote by Enrico Fermi on good, ignorance, and knowledge

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.

Enrico Fermi

Source: notes

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on ignorance, society, and violence

The most violent element in society is ignorance.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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