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For your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: The Maiden Queen (act I, sc. 2)

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His ignorance is encyclopedic.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: The Maiden Queen (act I, sc. 2)

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Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. II, ch. XIII)

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All our ignorance brings us closer to death.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. II, ch. XIII)

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Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Party Politics

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Often the cock-loft is empty, in those whom nature hath built many stories high.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Andronicus (sec. VI, par. 18, 1)

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There is nothing more frightful than an active ignorance. [Ger., Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine thatige Unwissenheit.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Spruche in Prosa (III)

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And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 61)

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Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College (st. 10)

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Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 153), (Pope's translation)

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It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm further off from heaven Than when I was a boy.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: I Remember, I Remember

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Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: in reply to lady asking why "pastern" was defined in dictionary as "the knee of a horse"

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The living man who does not learn, is dark, dark, like one walking in the night.

Ming Lum Paou Keen Quotes , Source: translated for "Chinese Repository" by Dr. William Milne

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Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is worth more. [Fr., Rien n'est si dangereux qu'un ignorant ami; Mieux vaudrait un sage ennemi.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Fables (VIII, 10)

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A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.

John Locke Quotes , Source: Human Understanding (bk. I, ch. II)

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But let a man know that there are things to be known, of which he is ignorant, and it is so much carved out of his domain of universal knowledge.

Horace Mann Quotes , Source: Lectures on Education (lecture VI)

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain Quotes

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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Galileo Quotes

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Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.

William Safire Quotes

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A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

Anatole France Quotes

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Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant Quotes

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If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.

Graffiti Quotes

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Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning Quotes

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Gross ignorance: 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.

Bennett Cerf Quotes

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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Rita Mae Brown Quotes

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