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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Better have disease in the body than ignorance in the mind.  Modern Greek.  1
Double ignorance is where a man is ignorant that he is ignorant.  Plato.  2
From ignorance our comfort flows.  3
The only ignorant are the wise.  Prior.  4
Ignorance and prosperity make men bold and confident.  5
Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.  6
Ignorance is less hateful than conceitedness.  7
Ignorance is preferable to error.  Jefferson.  8
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.  Shakespeare.  9
Ignorance is the mother of impudence.  10
Ignorance never settles a question.  Benjamin Disraeli.  11
Ignorance shuts its eyes and believes it is right.  Punch.  12
Ignorant men differ from beasts only in their figures.  Cleanthes.  13
It is better to be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of misfortune.  Plato.  14
Nothing is more terrible than active ignorance.  Goethe.  15
What ignorance to kick against the pricks.  Terence.  16
Where ignorance is bliss ’tis folly to be wise.  Gray.  17

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