„Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.“
— Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958
— Oscar Wilde, libro Il ritratto di Dorian Gray
Origine: The Picture of Dorian Gray
— Ross Macdonald, libro The Drowning Pool
The Moving Target (1949)
Origine: The Drowning Pool
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Women & men
— Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946
„A political system seeking to function amongst ignorant, illiterate and barbaric people could have marvelous principles but could only succeed in being ignorant, illiterate and barbaric unless one addressed the people one by one and cured the ignorance, illiteracy and barbarism of each citizen.“
— L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986
"Politics" http://www.ingo-heinemann.de/Politik.htm (13 February 1965).
Scientology Policy Letters
— Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695
Rien n'est si dangereux qu'un ignorant ami;
Mieux vaudrait un sage ennemi.
Book VIII (1678-1679), fable 10.
Variante: Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tätige Unwissenheit.
Maxim 542, trans. Stopp
Variant translation by Saunders: Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action. (231)
Maxims and Reflections (1833)
„Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.“
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
Guardian Camwar, in Ch. 4 : the cooper<!-- p. 42 -->
Origine: The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: You asked for wisdom? Hear these words. Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.
— Richard Matheson, libro Io sono leggenda
Origine: I Am Legend (1954), Ch. 17
Contesto: His sex drive had diminished, had virtually disappeared. Salvation of the monk, he thought. The drive had to go sooner or later, or no normal man could dedicate himself to any life that excluded sex.
Now, happily, he felt almost nothing; perhaps a hardly discernible stirring far beneath the rocky strata of abstinence. He was content to leave it at that. Especially since there was no certainty that Ruth was the companion he had waited for. Or even the certainty that he could allow her to live beyond tomorrow. Cure her?
Curing was unlikely.
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
Widely attributed to Dorothy Parker and to Ellen Parr, but the origin is unknown.
„Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.“
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 a.C.
Variant translation: What cannot be cured by medicaments is cured by the knife, what the knife cannot cure is cured with the searing iron, and whatever this cannot cure must be considered incurable.
„Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace… & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy“
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
Origine: Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
"The Parent"; paraphrased variants:
Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Happy Days (1933)
„Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 a.C.
Alternate translation: I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
II.32. Original Greek: εἰδέναι μὲν μηδὲν πλὴν αὐτὸ τοῦτο [εἰδέναι].
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Origine: 1960s, Strength to Love (1963), Ch. 4 : Love in action, Sct. 3
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
Detached Thoughts http://books.google.com/books?id=vVdSAAAAcAAJ&q=%22Marriage+is+the+cure+of+love+and+friendship+the+cure+of+marriage%22&pg=PA384#v=onepage, first published in Letters and Works of Philip Dormer Stanhope, volume 5 (1847)