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Against stupidity the very gods Themselves contend in vain.
Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.
If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it, at any rate, brag.
Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand.
The empty vessel giveth a greater sound than the full barrel.
There is more stupidity around than hydrogen and it has longer shelf life.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
The trouble ain't that people are ignorant: it's that they know so much that ain't so.
There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.
When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place.
If ignorance is indeed bliss, it is a very low grade of the article.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
Ignoramus: a person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.
Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity - and that's just not fair.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself; stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Little wit in the head makes much work for the feet.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
all ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again.
The little I know, I owe to my ignorance.
It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox's sermon.
And here, poor fool, with all my lore I stand no wiser than before.
Truth can be outraged by silence quite as cruelly as by speech.
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do.
Ignorance is no excuse-it's the real thing.
My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
Progress results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done.
The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it, generation after generation.
Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand.
Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Lack of understanding is a great power. Sometimes it enables men to conquer the world.
An impossibility does not disturb us until its accomplishment shows what fools we were.
Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing.
To some people, the impossible is impossible.
Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years.
Great things are accomplished by those who do not feel the impotence of man. This ... is a precious gift.
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done-then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though limits to our abilities do not exist.
So long as we think dugout canoes are the only possibility-all that is real or can be real-we will never see the ship, we will never feel the free wind blow.
Men are always averse to enterprises in which they foresee difficulties.
The greatest wisdom often consists in ignorance.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities.
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
To write a good love letter you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.
Today, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly.
When we are not sure, we are alive.
Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.
I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know what actors do.
In baseball, you don't know nothing.
I know it was wonderful, but I don't know how I did it.
What makes a good pinch hitter? I wish the hell I knew.
We couldn't possibly know where it would lead, but we knew it had to be done.
People think the Beatles know what's going on. We don't. We're just doing it.
I don't know what humor is.
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
When Columbus started out he didn't know where he was going, when he got there he didn't know where he was, and when he got back he didn't know where he had been.
All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don't know all the answers.
I learn by going where I have to go.
Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.
One learns by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
All decisions are made on insufficient evidence.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
The true test of character is ... how we behave when we don't know what to do.
Nothing in this world can one imagine beforehand, not the least thing. Everything is made up of so many unique particulars that cannot be foreseen.
The work will teach you how to do it.
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of wha. I do not know.
Ignorance never settles a question.
Where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise.


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