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Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants;
by Bill Richardson

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants;
enlightenment the salvation of the free.
- Bill Richardson

We're a superpower with a Third World grid.
- Bill Richardson

I choose bold.
I choose action.
I choose what's right for the people.
I choose to make a difference.
- Bill Richardson

We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
- Bill Richardson

 

The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs
and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education.
- Bill Richardson

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican,
our nation is stronger when we are respected throughout the world.
- Bill Richardson

Raising a family is difficult enough.
But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet.
They don't need more obstacles.
They need more opportunities.
- Bill Richardson

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Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.
- Bill Richardson

The President, in talking about freedom and democracy,
is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment
that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism
that has formed in that region,
and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.
- Bill Richardson

We as a people, as a state, and as a community,
have too much promise, too much potential,
and too much at stake to go any other way than forward.
We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds,
and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals.
- Bill Richardson

I've been told that I have a lot of energy.
The secret is that I use renewable resources.
Some days I'm solar powered.
Some days I'm wind powered.
And some people in this room might think I'm hybrid gas-powered.
You'll just have to guess which it is today.
- Bill Richardson

As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide
our perspectives on issues we face every day -
like access to school spending,
access to health care and governing in a global economy.
- Bill Richardson

We must never forget that it is the private sector -
not government -
that is the engine of economic opportunity.
Businesses, particularly small businesses,
flourish and can provide good jobs when government
acts as a productive partner.
- Bill Richardson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

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

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

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

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

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

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

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

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

The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance
of the ideas that underlie modern art.
- Thom Mayne

Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured.
But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better.
- Ron Reagan

Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
- George Eliot

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

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the
extent of your own ignorance.
- Thomas Sowell

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.
- Albert Camus

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and
the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert

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

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
- Leo Buscaglia

We receive the truths of science by compulsion.
Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
- Chauncey Wright

Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
- Ben Jonson

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

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.
- Ann Plato

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity;
the devil is nothing but this.
His name is Legion.
- Gustave Flaubert

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

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
- Thomas Paine

Until you understand a writer's ignorance,
presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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