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

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

Related topics: Legal

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
- Addison Mizner

Poets are born, not paid.
- Addison Mizner

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
- Addison Mizner

 

God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.
- Addison Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If they exert it not for good, they will for evil;
if they advance not knowledge,
they will perpetuate ignorance.
- Frances Wright

The cause of violence is not ignorance.
It is self-interest.
Only reverance can restrain violence -
reverance for human life and the environment.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

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.
- John Calvin

The Age of Information, Has turned out to be the Age of Ignorance.
- Mark Crispin Miller

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
- William Gaddis

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
- Francois Rabelais

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
the former begets knowledge,
the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.
It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong

The level of ignorance is declining,
and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it
for various ends is increasing.
- Bruce Sterling

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
- H. L. Mencken

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed
than the prejudices of interest;
the first are all blindly adopted,
the second willfully preferred.
- George Bancroft

A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
- Bob Edwards

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
- Robert Benchley

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

There is no slavery but ignorance.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes.
Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
- Anthony Hope

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists
as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
- George Santayana

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

Ah!
destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!
- Cotton Mather

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

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

I count religion but a childish toy,
and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
- Christopher Marlowe

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard


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