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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 08:47 AM
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The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. -- John F. Kennedy

Other interesting quotes on ignorance!

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -- Mark Twain

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it. -- Frank A. Clark

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. -- George Eliot

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness. -- Sidney Hook

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

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. -- Thomas Jefferson

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. -- Maya Angelou

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. -- Confucius

Ignorance is a menace to peace. -- Paul Harris

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. -- Albert Camus

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is. -- Winston Churchill

The most violent element in society is ignorance. -- Emma Goldman

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance. -- Saul Bellow

Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity? -- Steve Polyak

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -- William G. McAdoo

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. -- Josh Billings

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. -- Tobias Smollett

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. -- P.J. O'Rourke

You can be sincere and still be stupid. -- Charles F. Kettering

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
-- Anthony Hope

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole. -- Author unknown

Light travels faster than sound. That's why most people seem bright until you hear them speak. -- Author Unknown

The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. -- Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback and sports analyst
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 08:48 AM
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1. True.
Now let's find that guy and get him registered and to the polls on election day!!
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Retired AF Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 08:54 AM
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2. I know a whole lot about nothing
Ret AF Dem
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:02 AM
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3. Think about how dumb the average person is, and then think about
the fact that half of people are dumber than that! :dunce:

Something like that - dunno if anyone famous said it first but I've seen the general idea floated around from time to time.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:23 AM
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4. My favorite
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -- Mark Twain
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