21 thought-provoking quotes about fathers

In life it’s all too easy to prioritise things like work, career and socialising over those things that truly matter most. I’m not suggesting that work’s not important, it is. After all by earning a living we can put bread on the table and a roof over our heads and those of our loved ones. Socialising is also important because through it we can relax and alleviate stress. However the role of parent is more important than any of these because children are the future. And children need a father as well as a mother. As a father you’re not just a sperm donor. You should be a provider of course, to ensure that your children get the best possible start in life. You should offer support to their mother too, as that too will help your children. However more than any of that, to your sons you’re a role model and to your daughters you are an example of how men treat women. You should also be an authority figure, as it’s important that children are brought up within a moral framework and they should know where the boundaries are and what the penalties will be should there be any transgression. Well-adjusted, well-behaved and well-educated young people are the future of any civilisation and, as fathers have an important role to play in making that happen. So today I offer you 21 thought-provoking quotes about fathers to highlight the importance of why men have really been placed upon this earth.

  1. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano
  2. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh
  3. A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. ~Frank A. Clark
  4. My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. ~Beau Bridges
  5. To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~Euripides
  6. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. ~Sigmund Freud
  7. The most important influence in my childhood was my father. ~DeForest Kelley
  8. A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and contentment in life than simply being a good husband and father. ~Frank Abagnale
  9. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. ~Wade Boggs
  10. Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. ~Kyle MacLachlan
  11. I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. ~Calvin Johnson
  12. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert
  13. My father taught my siblings and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass. He showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges, and how to strive for excellence in all that we do. He taught us that there’s nothing that we cannot accomplish if we marry vision and passion with an enduring work ethic. ~Ivanka Trump
  14. I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter. ~Adnan Sami
  15. It is a wise father that knows his own child. ~William Shakespeare
  16. Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist, because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That’s how she found out what happened on the day my father died. She went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose. ~Mitt Romney
  17. Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. ~Naveen Jain
  18. Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined. ~Tiger Shroff
  19. It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. ~Dawn French
  20. I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. ~Hedy Lamarr
  21. In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible. ~David Beckham

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15 Quotes by Betty White

Betty Marion White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actor and comedian born in 1922. She’s had the longest television career of any female entertainer. Not only is she an actor, she is also one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera and she is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom. She is probably best known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and, more recently, Hot in Cleveland. However she’s had a successful career spanning more than 75 years and she’s received eight Emmy awards in various categories. And she continues to work despite her age. What makes her interesting for me is her positive attitude. Whenever you hear her speak or give advice she’s always so positive and that’s a quality I admire in people. So here are 15 quotes by Betty White to illustrate my point.

  1. I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple. ~Betty White
  2. It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver. ~Betty White
  3. I may be a senior but so what? I’m still hot. ~Betty White
  4. I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it. ~Betty White
  5. I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time. That’s my exercise. ~Betty White
  6. The bottom line is, I’m blessed with good health. On top of that, I don’t go around thinking ‘Oh, I’m 90, I better do this or I better do that.’ I’m just Betty. I’m the same Betty that I’ve always been. Take it or leave it. ~Betty White
  7. Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way. ~Betty White
  8. Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all! ~Betty White
  9. I really don’t care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are. ~Betty White
  10. I’m having the time of my life and the fact that I’m still working – how lucky can you get? I’m 90 years old and still able to work as much as I do. That’s a privilege. ~Betty White
  11. I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time. ~Betty White
  12. The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot. They know where you’re going before you even start. That’s a tough audience to surprise, and a tough audience to write for. It’s much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more – I want to say ‘sophisticated.’ ~Betty White
  13. A lot of people think this is a goody-two-shoes talking. But we do have a tendency to complain rather than celebrating who we are. I learned at my mother’s knee it’s better to appreciate what’s happening. I think we kind of talk ourselves into the negative sometimes. ~Betty White
  14. Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do. ~Betty White
  15. If you’re walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing. If I sound old-fashioned, it’s because I’m as old as I am! But it’s just polite. ~Betty White

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15 Quotes by Bob Marley

The late Bob Marley was of course a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon. His music blended mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady rhythms into compositions with a very commercial sound. However beneath the commercial sound were lyrics with real bite. And that in my opinion is why his songs remain popular to this day. To have risen from humble beginnings to have the international impact Bob Marley had, then you have to be someone very special and he was, certainly in musical terms. Here are 15 quotes by Bob Marley to remind you of what the world has lost.

  1. You have to be someone. ~Bob Marley
  2. Money can’t buy life. ~Bob Marley
  3. None but ourselves can free our minds. ~Bob Marley
  4. Tell the children the truth. ~Bob Marley
  5. In this bright future you can’t forget your past. ~Bob Marley
  6. When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open? ~Bob Marley
  7. If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already. ~Bob Marley
  8. Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. ~Bob Marley
  9. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. ~Bob Marley
  10. Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? ~Bob Marley
  11. Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. ~Bob Marley
  12. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ~Bob Marley
  13. Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight. ~Bob Marley
  14. Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! ~Bob Marley
  15. God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can. ~Bob Marley

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15 Quotes by Moms Mabley

I must confess until now I was not familiar with the work of African American comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley. I stumbled on her work by accident on YouTube and I was intrigued by her. So naturally I went in search of some information about her, as well as some quotes by Moms Mabley.

Born Loretta Mary Aiken, she adopted the stage name Moms Mabley and she was a veteran of the Chitlin’ Circuit of African-American vaudeville. She also appeared on legendary American television shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. She is one of the earliest examples of women in comedy too.

Born in 1894, Moms Mabley was one of 16 children and like most African Americans of her day, particularly women she’d had a tough early life. At the encouragement of her grandmother, she ran away and joined a travelling minstrel show where she sang and entertained.

Her stage persona was that of an older, dishevelled woman. Certainly she was a woman on whom life had left its mark. For instance by age of 14, she had been raped twice (at age 11, by an elderly black man, and age 13, by a white sheriff) and had two children who were given up for adoption.

At the age of 27 she came out as a lesbian becoming one of the first openly gay comedians. That wouldn’t have been easy in the less enlightened age in which she lived and worked.

So if you’re not familiar with Moms Mabley, I recommend you take a closer look at her work, but not before you read these 15 quotes by Moms Mabley.

  1. Quit it if you can’t do nothin’ with it. ~Moms Mabley
  2. Use those brains that God put in your head. ~Moms Mabley
  3. It’s no disgrace to be old but damn if it isn’t inconvenient. ~Moms Mabley
  4. [On old age:] You wake up one morning and you got it. ~Moms Mabley
  5. [Advice to children crossing the street] Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain’t never killed nobody. ~Moms Mabley
  6. You know Moms has been accused of liking young men and I’m guilty. ~Moms Mabley
  7. Any time you see me with my arms around an old man, I’m holding him for the police. ~Moms Mabley
  8. My husband was so ugly, he used to stand outside the doctor’s office and make people sick. ~Moms Mabley
  9. Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move. ~Moms Mabley
  10. Ain’t nothin’ an ol’ man can do but bring me a message from a young one. ~Moms Mabley
  11. I don’t want nothing old, but some old money. Buy me some young ideas. That’s what I’m gonna do with it. ~Moms Mabley
  12. The teenagers aren’t all bad. I love ’em if nobody else does. There ain’t nothing wrong with young people. Jus’ quit lyin’ to ’em. ~Moms Mabley
  13. Never lose your head, not even for a minute. You need your head. Your brain’s in it. ~Moms Mabley
  14. Without that basic foundation in showmanship, an act can’t remain at the top. Half of the children nowadays don’t even know how to take a bow. ~Moms Mabley
  15. Black women, white women; all of them. I’m colorblind. I don’t know the difference. I only know you’re a human being and you’re my children. ~Moms Mabley

Did you find these quotes by Moms Mabley interesting? Perhaps you’d like to experience a little more of her work. Then here’s a video from YouTube which offers an album from 1968 entitled The Best of Moms Mabley.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about mothers

Being a mother is probably the most challenging and daunting job on earth, particularly if you have to do it alone. However nothing matters more than motherhood because without mothers there would not be a next generation or indeed future generations. A mother’s love nurtures the people of tomorrow. There could not be a more important job, surely? That’s why mothers have such a special place in our hearts. Fathers matter too of course, but mothers are truly very special. So today I offer you 21 thought-provoking quotes about mothers to underline my point.

Ladies, if you’re a mother then know this; the world owes you the greatest debt of gratitude. For without your love and hard work bringing up well-adjusted young people, the human race would cease to exist. In that sense, no job is more important than your role as a mother. Your children are your legacy and your gift to the future.

  1. Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ~Robert Browning
  2. Motherhood is difficult and rewarding. ~Gloria Estefan
  3. The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
  4. My mom is definitely my rock. ~Alicia Keys
  5. My mother is a walking miracle. ~Leonardo DiCaprio
  6. Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. ~George Eliot
  7. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. ~Abraham Lincoln
  8. When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary. ~Connie Schultz
  9. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh
  10. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply will give us some protection forever. ~JK Rowling
  11. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. ~Rudyard Kipling
  12. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo
  14. If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
  15. My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything. ~Emma Stone
  16. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. ~George Washington
  17. Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. ~Barbara Kingsolver
  18. Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. ~Gail Tsukiyama
  19. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother. ~Booker T. Washington
  20. There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. ~Jill Churchill
  21. I realized when you look at your mother you’re looking at the purest love you will ever know. ~Mitch Albom

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30 of the best quotes

When nothing is going right, go left. ~Anonymous

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~CS Lewis

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. ~Og Mandino

Just because people are doing better than you doesn’t mean they are better than you. You’re as good as anyone. ~Roy Sutton

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~Epictetus

If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney

I believe the way we dress on a daily basis is our message we put out to the world. ~Brad Goreski

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Not everyone finds school to be beneficial. Not everyone thrives in that environment. Doesn’t mean you’re stupid. Doesn’t mean you cannot be successful. Plenty of school dropouts went on to achieve fame and fortune. ~Roy Sutton

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. ~John C. Maxwell

When a door closes another door should open, but if it doesn’t then go in through the window. ~Anonymous

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris

Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done. ~Anonymous

A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful. ~Theodore Zeldin

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~Walter Hagen

Walk on stage as if you belong there. ~Anonymous

Success is not achieved by contented people. ~Anonymous

What you achieve will dictate how you’re remembered. ~Roy Sutton

Focus on strength; manage weakness. ~Anonymous

Give people a reason to remember you. ~Roy Sutton

Be contrary; be known ~Arab Proverb

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. ~George Edward Woodberry

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley

Know what it is you want to do and why. ~Anonymous

Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value. ~Albert Einstein

Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. ~Anonymous

The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napoleon Hill

Try and fail, but never fail to try. ~Jared Leto

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

Every man dies. Not every man lives. ~ William Wallace

People love quotes. Inspirational quotes from great people are a powerful way of reinforcing points being made in any presentation. A memorable quote at the end of a presentation can have real impact. Now you can always use Google to find a quote of course but there’s nothing quite like having your own source of quotes readily to hand whenever you have a presentation to prepare. I always have a couple of books of quotes on my desk for personal reference and to thumb through, so I’m never lost for a quote.

There are plenty of such books available but one I’m using at present is The Big Book of Quotes: Funny, Inspirational and Motivational Quotes on Life, Love and Much Else by M. Prefontaine. Well worth looking at and you can check it out if you CLICK HERE

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5 Really Funny Jokes

If you’re like me you enjoy a joke. Something to make you laugh and brighten the day. Well here are five really funny jokes that made me smile today.

1. Money’s too tight to mention:

Two old friends, Mary and Jane, were going shopping.

Mary was a spendthrift and she had a bad habit of constantly overdrawing her bank account.

Before leaving for the mall, Jane complained about her own lack of funds and sadly lamented, “If I buy anything, I guess I’ll have to use plastic.”

Unconcerned, Mary just whipped out her checkbook and said, “Well I’ll be using rubber.”

2. Attempting to get blood from a stone:

A local charity had never received a donation from the town’s wealthy banker, so the director decided to make a phone call.

“Our records show you make $500,000 a year, yet you haven’t given a penny to charity,” the director began. “Wouldn’t you like to help the community?”

The banker replied, “Did your research show that my mother is ill, with extremely expensive medical bills?”

“Um, no,” mumbled the director.

“Or that my brother is blind and unemployed? Or that my sister’s husband died, leaving her broke with four kids?”

“I … I … I had no idea.”

“So,” said the banker, “if I don’t give them any money, why would I give any to you?”

3. Verifying your check

The store clerk requested identification from a customer who had just written a personal check for her purchase.

After fumbling through her purse, she presented him with what she said was the only thing she had that bore both her name and address. It was a notice of insufficient funds from her bank. 

4. Seeking help:

A devastated-looking man knocks on the door of a woman known for her charity.

“Please, ma’am,” he says when she opens up, “can you help this poor, tragic family down the block? The father just lost his job, and his wife is too ill to work. They’re about to be turned out into the cold streets unless someone can pay their rent.”

“That’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard in my life!” says the woman. “May I ask who you are?”

“I’m their landlord.”

 5. Ways of seeing:

Teenager, Billy lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway.

After a brief but fruitless search, Billy gave up. His mother took up the cause and within minutes she’d found the lens.

“How did you do that?” he asked.

“We weren’t looking for the same thing Billy,” she explained. “You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150.”

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What is failure? 6 quotes to put it into perspective

What is failure? We hear the word so often but what does it really mean? It is so easy to be crushed by a sense of failure and yet actually there is no such thing as failure. There are only outcomes we didn’t want and lessons to be learned.

It’s not about how many times you get knocked down; it’s how many times you can get back up and have another go until you get it right. You cannot truly enjoy victory when it comes, if you have never known defeat first. You cannot achieve anything without the experience of at least the occasional failure along the way.

Before anyone was a success, they started out as a complete beginner. The road from beginner to achiever and master of your craft is inevitably littered with mistakes and failures. These are significant only for the lessons they teach us.

If you’re determined, persistent and hungry for success, you’ll just keep trying until you get where you want to go. If you really want to succeed, you’ll learn the lessons and then find a way to achieve your goal or realise your dream. If not you’ll just make excuses.

Never allow yourself to be overwhelmed by any sense of failure. It’s not fatal, at most it’s just a minor setback. Above all, never, ever give up until you get to where you were trying to go.

Success can be yours if you want it badly enough. And remember this; it is better to try and fail than never to have tried at all.

Here are 6 quotes to help you put failure into perspective.

I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~Michael Jordan

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~Steve Jobs

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. ~JK Rowling

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. ~Wilma Rudolph

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What is fear? 6 quotes to put it into perspective

What is fear? Often we can be paralysed by fear and yet it is only the body’s natural mechanism for heightening our sense of awareness in times of potential danger. It sharpens our sense of the risks involved in given situations. By definition risk is simply the possibility of an outcome we really don’t want.

However risk and reward have a direct correlation. No risk; no reward. Yes, by taking a risk, you might end up with an undesirable outcome but equally you might just achieve a desirable prize.

Our sense of fear should make us tread carefully of course but it shouldn’t stop us treading at all. It’s all about weighing up the percentages and taking a sensible approach to any given situation. Avoiding unnecessary risks but taking calculated risks.

If we are to be successful, we must face up to our fear. We must recognise the reason for our fear but that fear should not control us. We should control the fear. We should feel the fear but do it anyway.

Never let fear stop you having a go. The alternative would be to look back with regret at what might have been. And who wants that?

It’s better to be someone who can look themselves in the eye and know they always gave it their best shot regardless of how they were feeling at the time.

Here are 6 quotes to help you put fear into perspective.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~W. Clement Stone

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. ~H.P. Lovecraft

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~Rosa Parks

Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ~Dorothy Thompson

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21 thought-provoking quotes about ignorance

To be ignorant, one lacks education and knowledge. Therefore ignorance implies a lack of awareness. Additionally it means that we are unaware of information and facts. Also it means we lack an understanding and/or appreciation of other people and their ways. It can also mean that we deliberately ignore or disregard what’s going on around us and the impact of our actions on other people and society. It can also imply technical ignorance whereby we’re unaware of how some is done or should be done. Here are 21 thought provoking quotes about ignorance to help you reflect on its significance.

Being ignorant reflects badly on us generally and it should never be seen as a ‘badge of honour’. Ignorance goes together with stupidity, and that’s not something of which we can be proud. The cure for ignorance is education and that is a lifelong process. You don’t have to go to college or university but you must educate yourself constantly, to hone your skills and avoid making stupid mistakes through ignorance.

Investing in your own education throughout life will pay the best dividends.

  1. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. ~Enrico Fermi
  2. There is no darkness but ignorance. ~William Shakespeare
  3. Ignorance is the mother of all evils. ~Francois Rabelais
  4. Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. ~Plato
  5. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. ~Confucius
  6. Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. ~William Gaddis
  7. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~Jeff Rich
  8. There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. ~Hippocrates
  9. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~Martin Luther King, Jr
  10. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. ~George Bernard Shaw
  11. Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. ~W. Clement Stone
  12. Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. ~William Penn
  13. The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, pride and arrogance. ~Samuel Butler
  14. 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
  15. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. ~Winston Churchill
  16. Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. ~Robert Quillen
  17. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind. ~Moza bint Nasser
  18. It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t. ~Mignon McLaughlin
  19. You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics. ~will.i.am
  20. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. ~Dalai Lama
  21. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~H.L. Mencken

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