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Victor Cousin Quotes and Sayings

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Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
- Victor Cousin

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
- Victor Cousin

All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize,
and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home,
they export it, in a certain way, by war;
they make it tour the world.
- Victor Cousin

The beautiful cannot be the way to what is useful,
or to what is good, or to what is holy;
it leads only to itself.
- Victor Cousin

 

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties;
they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state;
but it is not true,
it is against all the laws of reason and equity,
it is against the eternal nature of things.
- Victor Cousin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
- James F. Cooper

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding,
disbelief or ignorance.
- W. Clement Stone

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen

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

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify
we give the name of knowledge.
- Ambrose Bierce

People talk about revelation, and say it has ceased;
but what ignorance it bespeaks,
when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation.
- Elias Hicks

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

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

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
- Dean Henry Cole

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those
who have it are so eager to share it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes,
but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
- William Beveridge

I'm against ignorance.
- Herman Kahn

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

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

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

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
- Arnold H. Glasow

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit
that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the
barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
- Voltaire

Ignorance and error are necessary to life,
like bread and water.
- Anatole France

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

Religion.
A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance
the nature of the Unknowable.
- Ambrose Bierce

To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth.
To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly
larger regions of space and time is science.
- Hannes Alfven

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something
you don't know anything about.
- Wayne Dyer

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.
- Will Rogers

All I know is just what I read in the papers,
and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
- Will Rogers


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