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1. "The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?"
Author: Aldo Leopold
2. "Since Samoylenko had left Dorpat, where he had studied medicine, he had rarely seen a German and had not read a single German book, but, in his opinion, every harmful idea in politics or science was due to the Germans. Where he had got this notion he could not have said himself, but he held it firmly."
Author: Anton Chekhov
3. "And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory."
Author: Benjamin Tucker
4. "But his political sense kept up a persistent itch that said: A, Given ignorance in the mix, stupidity was at least as common in politics as astute maneuvering; B, Crisis always drew insects; and, C, Inevitably the party trying to resolve a matter had to contend with the party most willing to exploit it."
Author: C.J. Cherryh
5. "People, not just reporters, are more interested in politics than in government, so the actual issues wouldn't be something that interested them."
Author: Calvin Trillin
6. "Forgive them, you might say, for they know not what they do. But there comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense, a moment when only wisdom has the power to absolve."
Author: Dan Brown
7. "The commonest error of the gifted scholar, inexperienced in teaching, is to expect pupils to know what they have been told. But telling is not teaching. The expression of facts that are in one's mind is a natural impulse when one wishes others to know these facts, just as to cuddle and pat a sick child is a natural impulse. But telling a fact to a child may not cure his ignorance of it any more than patting him will cure his scarlet fever. (p. 61)"
Author: Edward Lee Thorndike
8. "Identity politics are wearisome; you don't want to go on speaking for any one group as a writer."
Author: Emma Donoghue
9. "The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred."
Author: George Bancroft
10. "All I know is politics. Really, politics takes up most of my time; it's nonstop."
Author: Jean Claude Duvalier
11. "Now, a lot of people have given up on government. And if you're one of those people, I would ask that you reconsider, because things are changing. Politics is not changing; government is changing."
Author: Jennifer Pahlka
12. "The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought."
Author: John Jay Chapman
13. "At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore."
Author: Kahlil Gibran
14. "But I wouldn't tell them a thing. The less they knew, the better. I was positive of that. Ignorance is bliss, and the opposite of ignorance is the opposite of bliss."
Author: Katie Alender
15. "From you, my dear Erasmus, let me obtain this request, that just as I bear with your ignorance in these matters, so you in turn will bear with my lack of eloquence."
Author: Martin Luther
16. "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
17. "A lot of politics in art is just institutional critique, which, in my opinion, is not all that political."
Author: Rachel Kushner
18. "I won't put my ignorance on an altar and call it God. It feels like idolatry, like the worst kind of idolatry."
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
19. "There is a secret earth gyrm, a place where the unbelievable, the unthinkable, the terrible, takes place every day. A place hidden by the veils of ignorance and cowardice and fear. On occasions we glimpse it, when its hidden terrors fall through that veil into plain sight, but mostly we just dismiss it as something else, somewhere else, to be dealt with by someone else. Long ago I found the veil and lifted it. And knowing as I do what is behind, what those behind it get away with, with impunity ... I cannot grow old basking on the bank of some safe-haven, no."
Author: Shaun Hick
20. "The adult must seem to mislead the child, and the Master the dog. They misread the signs. Their ignorance and their wishes twist everything. You are so sure you know what the promise promised! And the danger is that when what He means by ‘wind' appears you will ignore it because it is not what you thought it would be—as He Himself was rejected because He was not like the Messiah the Jews had in mind."
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
21. "It is surprising to me that one of the great crimes of history has gone unnoticed; the abduction of god by religions. This slight-of-hand has been the cause of countless blood-shed and has been found at the root of innumerable acts of evil. The argument continues today, as to which religion the true god belongs, when what would be most healing and empowering is to free god from the shackles of religious limitation and judgment. It is by emancipating god from the ignorance of our ancestors that we become empowered to explore and express our own relationship with what god may or may not be."
Author: Steve Maraboli
22. "How many neighbors ignoring Jolly for her ignorance and bad luck could go down on their knees and save their kid from choking to death this afternoon while the world was going on outside in the sunshine?"
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
23. "The supper was like most Parisian suppers: silence at first, then a burst of unintelligible chatter, then witticisms that were mostly vapid, false rumors, bad reasonings, a little politics and a great deal of slander; they even spoke about new books."
Author: Voltaire
24. "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
Author: Winston Churchill
25. "The real reform Japan needs is decisive politics when we face issues that need to be decided."
Author: Yoshihiko Noda

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