Ignorance: (stupidity...unaware...unknowing... )

Fear always springs from ignorance. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance: We don't know because we don't want to know. --- Aldous Huxley 1894

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

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. (The Scottish Himalayan Expedition) --- W H Murray

When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen. --- Edith Sitwell

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