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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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G.K. Chesterton
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
G.K. Chesterton
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
Thomas Carlyle
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Benjamin Franklin
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
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Isaac Newton
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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Thomas Aquinas
Beware the man of a single book.
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G.K. Chesterton
Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle.
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George Washington
Nothing can illustrate these observations more forcibly, than a recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumstances, under which our Republic assumed its rank among the Nations; ; the free cultivation of Letters, the unbounded extension of Commerce, the progressive refinement of Manners, the growing liberality of sentiment... have had a meliorating influence on mankind and increased the blessings of Society. At this auspicious period, the United States came into existence as a Nation, and if their Citizens should not be completely free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own. [ ]
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Fyodor Dostoevsky
He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animated abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarize it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely.
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John Calvin
It would be the height of absurdity to label ignorance tempered by humility "faith"! (Institutio III.2.3)
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George MacDonald
A knavish speech sleeps in a fool's ear.
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Fyodor Dostoevsky
originality and a feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
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Benjamin Franklin
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
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Edmund Burke
It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions.
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G.K. Chesterton
How can we say that the Church wishes to bring us back into the Dark Ages? The Church was the only thing that ever brought us out of them.
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Tim LaHaye
Knowledge leaves no room for chances.
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Thomas Carlyle
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
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Ronald Reagan
Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?
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