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There never was any party, faction, sect, or cabal whatsoever, in which the most ignorant were not the most violent; for a bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead. However, such instruments are, perhaps, necessary; for it may be with states as with clocks, which must have some dead weight hanging at them, to help and regulate the motion of the finer and more useful parts.

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of ignorance.

To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.

To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities.

To some people, the impossible is impossible.

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.

Too much attention cannot be bestowed on that important, yet much neglected branch of learning, the knowledge of man's ignorance.

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.

Truth can be outraged by silence quite as cruelly as by speech.

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

We couldn't possibly know where it would lead, but we knew it had to be done.

What makes a good pinch hitter? I wish the hell I knew.

What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark. See quote detail

Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.

When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place.

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.

When we are not sure, we are alive.

Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.

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