The common dogma is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye, Think, The good outnumber you, and we always will.
Truth is by nature self-evident, as soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
Education is...Man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt.
Opinion of ghosts, ignorance of second causes, devotion to what men fear, and talking of things casual for prognostics, consisteth the natural seeds of religion
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.