Ignorant Quotes

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Stephen Fry
“The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriousity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.”
Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles

Sigmund Freud
“Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world, which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities. But it cannot achieve its end. Its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times in which they originated, the ignorant childhood days of the human race. Its consolations deserve no trust. Experience teaches us that the world is not a nursery. The ethical commands, to which religion seeks to lend its weight, require some other foundations instead, for human society cannot do without them, and it is dangerous to link up obedience to them with religious belief. If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man’s evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.”
Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism

Leo Tolstoy
“I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Vera Nazarian
“It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.

Ignorance is our deepest secret.

And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.

Here is a quick test:

If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

It will do both of you good.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

John Fowles
“I hate the uneducated and the ignorant. I hate the pompous and the phoney. I hate the jealous and the resentful. I hate the crabbed and mean and the petty. I hate all ordinary dull little people who aren't ashamed of being dull and little.”
John Fowles, The Collector

Bernard Beckett
“I try not to be surprised. Surprise is the public face of a mind that has been closed.”
Bernard Beckett, Genesis

Ray Comfort
“Atheists don’t hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns because they don’t exist. It is impossible to hate something that doesn't exist. Atheists — like the painting experts hated the painter — hate God because He does exist.”
Ray Comfort, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think: Answers to Questions from Angry Skeptics

Tere Liye
“Jika kita memilih tidak peduli, lebih sibuk dengan urusan masing-masing, nasib negeri ini persis seperti sekeranjang telur di ujung tanduk, hanya soal waktu akan pecah berantakan.”
Tere Liye, Negeri Di Ujung Tanduk

علي بن أبي طالب
“The moment you start arguing with an ignorant fool, you have already lost.”
علي بن أبي طالب

Steve Maraboli
“Luck is a word the bitter teach to the ignorant.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

“Stand up to ignorance, because if you don't, the ignorant will run free to spread ignorance like a disease.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

William Saroyan
“I am enormously wise and abysmally ignorant”
William Saroyan, My Heart's in the Highlands

“We must all work in harmony with each other to stand up for what is right, to speak up for what is fair, and to always voice any corrections so that the ignorant become informed and justice is never ignored. Every time a person allows an act of ignorance to happen, they delay our progress for true change. Every person, molecule and thing matters. We become responsible for the actions of others the instant we become conscious of what they are doing wrong and fail to remind them of what is right.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Rush Limbaugh
“The way liberals are interpreting the First Amendment today is that it prevents anyone who is religious from being in government.”
Rush Limbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be

“If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to it.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Empathy nurtures wisdom. Apathy cultivates ignorance.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

H.L. Mencken
“It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. To admit that the false has any standing in court, that it ought to be handled gently because millions of morons cherish it and thousands of quacks make their livings propagating it—to admit this, as the more fatuous of the reconcilers of science and religion inevitably do, is to abandon a just cause to its enemies, cravenly and without excuse.”
H.L. Mencken, American Mercury

“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Rush Limbaugh
“Militant feminists are pro‐choice because it’s their ultimate avenue of power over men. And believe me, to them it is a question of power. It is their attempt to impose their will on the rest of society, particularly on men.”
Rush Limbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be

Mehmet Murat ildan
“In an ignorant country, everything will try to drag you down! Stay firm, aim at the stars, keep going up and drag up the people who are trying to drag you down!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Humans tended to use the terms free and freedom to indicate states of being that were anything but.”
Robert Repino, Mort(e)

Mehmet Murat ildan
“For the ignorant, even the most stupid things can be accepted as the most perfect! They can easily declare a blockheaded as a genius! Their opinions are invalid and must be ignored!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Master Michelangelo once said that ‘I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.’ This is what we must do when we see an ignorant man: To set him free from the black marble we call ignorance!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Wherever the ignorant triumphs, over there the greatest defeats are on the way!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Markus Zusak
“The dog next-door had settled down, and the neighbourhood seemed stunned by this event occurring in our backyard. It was like it could sense it. It could sense some form of tragedy and helplessness being played out, and to tell you the truth, it all surprised me. I was so used to things just going on, oblivious and ignorant to all feeling.”
Markus Zusak, Underdogs

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A dry well is not a friend of a thirsty man; and an ignorant man, of the progression!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Archimedes once said that ‘Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.’ There is a much more difficult task than this: To try to lift an ignorant up from where he stands, because he is heavily chained to the stupidity!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Applauds of the ignorant majority are worthless; applauds of the wise minority are priceless! Look carefully, who are applauding you? Look carefully, who are blessing you? Mud in the ground or stars in the sky?”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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