I don’t even know where to start in terms of people having such an issue about color, especially being dark. I just think on different levels it’s ignorance it’s no belief, no confidence, it’s insecurity, so you want to inflict it on somebody else.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.
When we’re dealing with the people in our family – no matter how annoying or gross they may be, no matter how self-inflicted their suffering may appear, no matter how afflicted they are with ignorance, prejudice or nose hairs – we give from the deepest parts of ourselves.
It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control.
People have said, ‘Let’s build bridges,’ and frankly, I want to do more than that. I would like break to the walls of ignorance between East and West.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one’s self.
He was distinguished for ignorance for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone’s illiterate, but you wouldn’t really call that privacy. That’s ignorance.
The level of ignorance is declining, and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it for various ends is increasing.
And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, – at least in theory.
We are quite at ease in this no man’s land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention.
The three most powerful and most apparent means used by Rome to retain her power over the minds of her votaries are Ignorance, Superstition, and Persecution.
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Larry Summers, I think, he had a long history of arrogance and relative ignorance about poor people’s culture and working people’s culture and so forth.
If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.
You know when you’re young, you have this unbelievable stupidity and arrogance and ignorance all mixed in?
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!
We are all dwellers on this one small earth we live one life, die one death we have the same difficulties to contend with we ought in common to fight the foes of ignorance and wrong.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
Given the unprecedented ignorance of the Bible in contemporary America, it is likely that more young Americans will only know the Noah of ‘Noah.’ We can only hope that the film offers even a fraction of the wisdom of the original.
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
Indeed, the most important product of knowledge is ignorance.
Ah, to be a conservative climate change denier. While real scientists must do all the research and engage in heated debates about just how bad things are going to be, the deniers can rest easy in the bliss of willful ignorance.
In practice, socialism didn’t work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy.
Four hundred or so people lived in Knockemstiff in 1957, nearly all of them connected by blood through one godforsaken calamity or another, be it lust or necessity or just plain ignorance.
I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It’s quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
When you’re fighting for social justice, one of my biggest pet peeves is speaking out of ignorance.
People talk about revelation, and say it has ceased but what ignorance it bespeaks, when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation.
A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance.
Your first book is kind of a labor of ignorance. You don’t realize the difficulty of it. Your second book is sort of a labor of fear. Then you sort of either hit a stride, or you don’t.
I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.
The prime goal of censorship is to promote ignorance, whether it is done via lying and bowdlerized school texts or by attacking individual books.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
France is no longer herself when she is folded in on herself, tormented by ignorance and intolerance. The country would plunge into decline if it refused to be itself, if it was afraid of the future, afraid of the world.
Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?
Ignorance is bliss, or so we’re told. Personally, I find ignorance is also destiny.
Our only solace as writers is in the work itself, and perhaps also in a penchant for blissful ignorance that allows us to gamble, to risk, to keep going where others would tote up the odds and stop.
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers’ work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.
First, unreliability is not the sole preserve of fictional narrators. Second, the pleasure of patting oneself on the back for seizing on instances of unreliability and ignorance is, as the late Frank Kermode may or may not have pointed out, considerable.
Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance.
We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
In the soil of ignorance, fear can easily be sown.
Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.
There is not anything that can so suddenly flood the mind with shame as the conviction of ignorance, yet we are all ignorant of nearly everything there is to be known.
Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.
Sometimes it’s best to speak from ignorance: that way, you can see the wood without being distracted by the trees.
Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.
Before I started writing, I’d never read much fiction. I was more interested in non-fiction. I’m taking the same approach to theatre: I can operate from a position of ignorance and make up my own rules instead of being bound by customs and practice.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.
The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosopher’s or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself, and that is why you must know yourself – Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self.
God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us – as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil’s policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Ignorance and bloodlust have a long tradition in the United States, especially in the red states.
Here’s what the right-wing has in, there’s no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
I do not believe ‘Newsweek’ is the only catcher in the rye between democracy and ignorance, but I think we’re one of them, and I don’t think there are that many on the edge of that cliff.
Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants is, of course, absurd. Not only do the facts, well, trump his assertions, but his prejudiced views demonstrate a deep ignorance about Mexican immigrants in the United States.
When actresses jump on the anti-Iraq bandwagon, they often combine down-home momism with an ignorance of Islamist intent which is truly awesome.
To avoid ignorance and bullying, I’ve had to hide the fact that I’m a troll. You have no idea how much time and money I’ve spent on electrolysis and hair dye and reconstructive surgery so I can look like this.
Until as recently as November of 1966, I had complete faith in the Warren Report. Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance, since I had never read it.
The Iraq War was the biggest issue for people of my generation in the West. It was also the clearest case, in my living memory, of media manipulation and the creation of a war through ignorance.
The biggest road block to action on genocide and other human rights crimes is ignorance. Most people just don’t know that such things are happening, and often, if they have a vague idea they are happening, there is a feeling that there is nothing that can be done to stop these crimes.
In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.
Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
I have a concept of Naples that is not so much of a city, per se, but rather an ingredient of the human spirit that I detect in everyone, Neapolitan or not. The idea that ‘Neapolitanism’ and mass ignorance are somehow indissolubly linked is one that I am prepared to fight with all the strength I have.
Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian – ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
Seventy percent of the fish we eat is black market, fished in violation of international laws. Our ignorance makes us unwilling partners in crime. Rogue economics is turning the global market into our worst nightmare.
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
The problem with people who live in a world of speeches and books and theories is they don’t know how to fix things in the real world when they go wrong. They feign ignorance, blame others, and make another eloquent speech.
How many times do you read about ‘the Cinderella story,’ the story of the underdog, the story of the ordinary human being, often subjected to cruelty and ignorance and neglect, who somehow triumphs?
Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.
Ignorance of the facts of life gave me my beloved son, Dickon, but at what cost to both him and me, I cannot hazard a guess.
Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.
I never had that feeling that I had to carry the weight of somebody’s ignorance around with me. And that was true for racists who wanted to use the ‘n’ word when talking about me or about my people, or the stupidity of people who really wanted to belittle other folks because they weren’t pretty or they weren’t rich or they weren’t clever.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.
As people’s opportunities to succumb to confirmation bias increases online – only seeking out information that confirms their prejudices – ignorance, extremism and close-mindedness have continued to rise unabated.
All this misjudgment that we have of each other is based on ignorance. The second you get to travel, you see that human beings, no matter where they come from, they are the same.
There is a profound hypocrisy – and deep historical ignorance – when Europeans complain about the problems posed by the ethnic and religious minorities in their midst, for that is exactly what European colonial rule meant for peoples around the world.
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
My top most priority is to deal with India’s massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time.
I really wish there was some big brother conspiracy theory. I just think it’s the ignorance of trying to make a dollar. That’s what the networks have done and will continue to do. If anyone doesn’t think that this is about making money, then they’re crazy.
So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject that is, I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children.
The Age of Information, Has turned out to be the Age of Ignorance.
Ignorance, hatred and greed are killing nature.
Even when I do roles that are really profoundly abusive, like, I would say, in ‘Deadwood’ – there’s a guy who’s a breeding ground for ignorance and hurtful behavior – the fact that people are so taken aback by that is a good thing because they’re looking at themselves, and there’s a part of me in there, too.
In North America, the greatest threat to the Jewish people is not the external force of antisemitism, but the internal forces of apathy, inertia and ignorance of our own heritage.
Think what evil creeps liberals would be if their plans to enfeeble the individual, exhaust the economy, impede the rule of law, and cripple national defense were guided by a coherent ideology instead of smug ignorance.
To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence it is frequently the part of ignorance.
When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it.
In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’
Nyasaland was the perfect country for a volunteer. It was friendly and destitute it was small and out-of-the-way. It had all of Africa’s problems – poverty, ignorance, disease.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
Ignorance is the failure to discriminate between the permanent and the impermanent, the pure and the impure, bliss and suffering, the Self and the non-Self.
We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Texting has reduced the number of waste words, but it has also exposed a black hole of ignorance about traditional – what a cranky guy would call correct – grammar.
I’ve always been cast in authority roles I think because I have that presence… Comedically, I can play against that pretty well. I enjoy playing that arrogant ignorance. That’s one of my favorite games to play in comedy.
Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.
I do sometimes accuse people of ignorance, but that is not intended to be an insult. I’m ignorant of lots of things. Ignorance is something that can be remedied by education.
Internet outrage can seem mindless, but it rarely is. To make that assumption is dismissive. There’s something beneath the outrage – an unwillingness to be silent in the face of ignorance, hatred or injustice. Outrage may not always be productive, but it is far better than silence.
Liberals sit from this lofty perch of pomposity, but they are the champions of ignorance. They don’t know what they’re talking about.
Firing insults anonymously behind the keys of a message board, slandering other people’s beliefs or opinions, this happens on a daily basis in my comment section or on my feed. Cyber-bullying and, further, online social ignorance, is a very real problem, typically without any real consequence.
The only barrier to human development is ignorance, and this is not insurmountable.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people’s, if we are always criticizing trivial actions – which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
If I should say anything that is not in conformity with what is held by the Holy Roman Catholic Church, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This may be taken as certain, and also that, through God’s goodness, I am, and shall always be, as I always have been, subject to her.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Until you understand a writer’s ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
In Buddhist teaching, ignorance is considered the fundamental cause of violence – ignorance… about the separation of self and other… about the consequences of our actions.
Poverty and ignorance, which beget terror, are not eradicated by firing artillery shells. Borders do not stop rockets, and barbed wire does not prevent terror.
I’m a natural blonde. But when I started acting, I would go to auditions and they didn’t know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent, but I had blonde hair. It was ignorance: they thought every Latin person looks like Salma Hayek.
Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.
A lot of my friends are gay, and certainly I have no tolerance for anyone who has any sort of ignorance or restriction on people’s lives or love lives.
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
Racism is a sign of ignorance, in my opinion. It’s people who haven’t been anywhere, haven’t seen the world.
Mystery is but another name for ignorance if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.
Human creatures, living in the circle of their intimates and friends, are too apt to remain in ignorance of the comments and instructions which may be made of what they say and do in the world at large. I entertain a great horror of this ignorance.
Government, as it was forced upon mankind by their vices, so has it commonly been the creature of their ignorance and mistake.
My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.
Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn’t hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance.
Space is as infinite as we can imagine, and expanding this perspective is what adjusts humankind focus on conquering our true enemies, the formidable foes: ignorance and limitation.
Ignorance is not bliss, but in my case, that was.
Ignorance breeds antipathy. Until I got to know how computers worked, I didn’t want anything to do with them. I said, ‘Well, why do I need them? I write letters.’ Which I still do.