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Horace Porter Quotes and Sayings
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Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not
sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.
- Horace Porter

A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
- Horace Porter

Be moderate in everything, including moderation.
- Horace Porter

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

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Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho


 

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
- Bodhidharma

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.
- William Wirt

How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation
from the rocks of ignorance.
- Petrarch

Information can bring you choices and choices bring power -
educate yourself about your options and choices.
Never remain in the dark of ignorance.
- Joy Page

If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.
- Carter Burwell

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.
- Jeremy Taylor

Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
- Isaac Watts

There is no sin but ignorance.
- Christopher Marlowe

The truth is that our race survived ignorance;
it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
- Stephen Vizinczey

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.
- Lytton Strachey

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

Ignorance is a menace to peace.
- Paul Harris

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity
to those people who are locked out.
- Russell Simmons

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
- William Hazlitt

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.
- John Rawls

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance
must necessarily be infinite.
- Karl Popper

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance.
As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
- John Archibald Wheeler

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing;
education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a
flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
- Robert Lynd

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through
ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate
the approximate depth of his ignorance.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea,
and that was wrong.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Ignorance is preferable to error,
and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing
than he who believes what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home,
and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard

Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.
- Philip Wylie

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
- Dean Henry Cole

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons
or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot


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