„Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 1. April 2022. Geschichte
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Alfred North Whitehead6
britischer Philosoph und Mathematiker 1861 - 1947

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„Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery“

—  Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991

Quelle: Miles: The Autobiography

Daniel J. Boorstin Foto
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„The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Sometimes attributed to Hawking without a source, but originally from historian Daniel J. Boorstin. It appears in different forms in The Discoverers (1983), Cleopatra's Nose (1995), and introduction to The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1995)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty Foto

„What makes a philosopher is the movement which leads back without ceasing from knowledge to ignorance, from ignorance to knowledge, and a kind of rest in this movement.“

—  Maurice Merleau-Ponty French phenomenological philosopher 1908 - 1961

Quelle: In Praise of Philosophy (1963), p. 5
Kontext: Even those who have desired to work out a completely positive philosophy have been philosophers only to the extent that, at the same time, they have refused the right to install themselves in absolute knowledge. They taught not this knowledge, but its becoming in us, not the absolute but, at most, our absolute relation to it, as Kierkegaard said. What makes a philosopher is the movement which leads back without ceasing from knowledge to ignorance, from ignorance to knowledge, and a kind of rest in this movement.

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„His Ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle, buch A Study in Scarlet

Quelle: A Study in Scarlet

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„Where knowledge is a duty, ignorance is a crime.“

—  Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809

"Public Good" (December 1780) http://www.thomas-paine-friends.org/paine-thomas_public-good-1780.html.

„If knowledge is power, ignorance cannot be bliss.“

—  James W. Loewen, buch Lies My Teacher Told Me

As quoted in Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong https://books.google.com/books?id=5m2_xeJ4VdwC&dq=%22although+he+may+be+poor+not+a+man%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s (2007), New York: New Press, p. 342
2000s, 2007, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (2007)

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„Knowledge leads to unity, and Ignorance to diversity.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

Saying 368
Râmakrishna : His Life and Sayings (1898)

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„Duality is ignorance, non-duality is knowledge.“

—  Swami Samarpanananda Monk, Author, Teacher

Living Hinduism ( Page 87 )

Ramakrishna Foto

„Knowledge leads to unity, but Ignorance to diversity.
So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

As quoted in Hindu Psychology : Its Meaning for the West (1946) by Swami Akhilananda, p. 204

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„Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.“

—  Robert Quillen American journalist 1887 - 1948

As quoted in The School Day Begins : A Guide to Opening Exercises, Grades Kindergarten - 12 (1967) by Agnes Krarup

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„True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.“

—  Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994

As quoted by Mark Damazer in "In Our Time's Greatest Philosopher Vote" at In Our Time (BBC 4) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/greatest_philosopher_celeb.shtml

„Ignorance perpetuates itself just as knowledge does.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016

Arnole, in Ch. 45 : not in conclusion
The Visitor (2002)
Kontext: Ignorance perpetuates itself just as knowledge does. Men write false documents, they preach false doctrine, and those beliefs survive to inspire wickedness in later generations.... Conversely, some men write and teach about the truth, only to be declared heretic by the wicked. In such cases evil has the advantage, for it will do anything to suppress truth, but the good man limits what he will do to suppress falsehood.
One might almost make a rule of it: "Whoever declares another heretic is himself a devil. Whoever places a relic or artifact above justice, kindness, mercy, or truth is himself a devil and the thing elevated is a work of evil magic."

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„The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.“

—  Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 v.Chr

The words of Socrates, as quoted by Diogenes Laertius.

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„Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr

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„To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Book 1, chapter 5.
Books, Coningsby (1844), Sybil (1845)
Variante: To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

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