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I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

    Author: Isaac Newton

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.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Hasty conclusions are the mark of a fool; a wise man doubteth; a fool rageth and is confident; the novice saith, "I am sure that it is so"; the better learned answers, "Peradventure, it may be so; but, I pray thee, inquire."

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because it is an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him.

    Author: John Selden

The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties.

    Author: John Foxe

Zeal without knowledge is like a mettled horse without eyes, or like a sword in a madman's hand; and there is no knowledge where there is not the word: for if they reject the word of the Lord, and act not by that, 'What wisdom is in them?' saith the prophet (Jer 8:9; Isa 8:20).

    Author: John Bunyan

Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ.

    Author: John Calvin

We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much, if we would know anything.

    Author: John Henry Newman

If thou art wise thou knowest thine own ignorance; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thyself.

    Author: Martin Luther

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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