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Q: Quotes about facts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Quotes about facts
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: top19-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 14 Sep 2006 20:30 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2006 20:30 PDT
Question ID: 765455
Please give me 10-15 quotes about ignorance, forming opinions without
facts, & having opinions/beliefs without evidence to back them up.
Subject: Re: Quotes about facts
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Sep 2006 23:06 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I've gathered some quotes for you.

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

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to
confess your ignorance.
Author: Confucius

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

World of Quotes

"Men are four: He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a
fool--shun him; He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is
simple--teach him; He who knows and knows not he knows, he is
asleep--wake him; He who knows and knows he knows, he is wise--follow
Author: Lady Burton
Source: given as an Arabian proverb" 

World of Quotes

"The greatest of fools is he who imposes on himself, and in greatest
concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied, and
of which he is profoundly ignorant.
Author: Shaftesbury

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or
nothing about it.
Author: Olin Miller

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask
remains a fool forever.
Author: Chinese Proverb"

World of Quotes

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

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

Wisdom Quotes

"There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge,
and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation.
Hazlitt, William 

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that
are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
Mann, Horace

There is one principle that can keep a man in everlasting ignorance.
That is contempt prior to investigation.
Spencer, Herbert"

Quotations Book

"I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those
with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
Bethania McKenstry"

Quotations Page

"John Dewey - 
- We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts."

Memorable Quotes,a905.html

"It is an established maxim and moral that he who makes an assertion
without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood,
and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse
-- Abraham Lincoln"

David Doty's Favorite Quotes

"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors. 
Thomas Huxley

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche"

Creating Minds

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: quotes ignorance OR knowledge OR learning

Thanks for a genuinely interesting research project! I hope these are
the kinds of quotations you were looking for. Unfortunately, reading
all these pithy quotes makes me feel really ignorant. ;-)

top19-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Pinkfreud is as always, the toast of google answers.

Subject: Re: Quotes about facts
From: probonopublico-ga on 14 Sep 2006 23:58 PDT
Another fascination question, top19 ...

You really are the tops!

Subject: Re: Quotes about facts
From: frankcorrao-ga on 15 Sep 2006 12:14 PDT
My personal favorite: "Even a broken clock is right twice per day"
-unknown (i think)
Subject: Re: Quotes about facts
From: pinkfreud-ga on 16 Sep 2006 11:04 PDT
Many thanks for the kind words, the five stars, and the nice tip!


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