ignorance

A Quote by Hippocrates on fact, science, opinion, knowledge, and ignorance

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

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Murray Rothbard on economics, society, opinion, and ignorance

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a 'dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.

Murray Rothbard

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A Quote by George Monbiot on truth, knowledge, and ignorance

Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it.
Tell them something new and they will hate you for it..

George Monbiot

Source: http://www.monbiot.com/

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Richard David Bach on ignorance, excellence, and skill

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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A Quote by Shosan on zen, spiritual warrior, japan, self, others, prejudices, knowing yourself, ignorance, and delusion

Be aware of yourself and know yourself. No matter how much you have learned and how much you know, if you don't know yourself you don't know anything. Indeed, if you don't know yourself you cannot know anything else. People who don't know themselves criticize others from the point of view of their own ignorance. They consider what agrees with them to be good, and hate whatever doesn't go their way. They become irritated about everything, causing themselves to suffer by themselves, bothering themselves solely because of their own prejudices. If you know that not everyone will be agreeable to you, know that you won't be agreeable to everyone either. Those who have no prejudices in themselves do not reject people, and therefore people do not reject them.

Shosan

Source: The Japanese Art of War

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on wisdom, meditation, ignorance, and choices

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: Kalyana Mitta

A Quote by William Shakespeare on the world, suffering, ignorance, and watchfulness

Why, let the strucken deer go weep,
     The hart ungalled play.
For some must watch, while some must sleep;
      Thus runs the world away.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Contributed by: Alane

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on death, defeat, inspiration, knowledge, ignorance, and look

I took a closer look.      
There is no such thing as ignorance.    
Ignorance is nothing    
But my limited knowledge.    
I took a closer look.    
There is no such thing as defeat.    
Defeat is nothing    
But the inspirer    
Of my increasing will.    
I took a closer look.    
There is no such thing as death.    
Death is nothing    
But my strengthening    
And    
Dreaming rest.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Dance of Life, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on warrior, forgiveness, doubt, and ignorance

Each human being can at once be a fighter and forgiver. When self-doubt tortures him, he most play the role of a fighter. And when his own ignorance humiliates him, he must play the role of a forgiver.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Arise! Awake! Thoughts of a Yogi, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on ignorance and uncertainty

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before various periods in the history of man.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Contributed by: carolyn

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