„To remain innocent may also be. to remain ignorant.“

—  John Berger, livro Ways of Seeing
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„To ask may be but a moment's shame, not to ask and remain ignorant is a lifelong shame.“

—  Kanō Jigorō Japanese educator and judoka 1860 - 1938
Misattributed, This is quoted in several published books as a Japanese proverb, without any mention of Jigoro Kano as author.

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„To be ignorant of the past is to remain a child.“

—  Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994
Misattributed, Cicero

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„If understanding followed no rule at all, there would be no good in the understanding nor in the matter understood, and to remain in ignorance would be the greatest good.“

—  Ramon Llull Majorcan writer and philosopher 1232 - 1316
The Hundred Names of God cited in: Margaret A. Boden (2006) Mind As Machine: A History of Cognitive Science. Vol 1. p. 56

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„To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
General sources, Context: There are many aspects of the universe that still cannot be explained satisfactorily by science; but ignorance only implies ignorance that may someday be conquered. To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. "The “Threat” of Creationism" http://www.stephenjaygould.org/ctrl/azimov_creationism.html in New York Times Magazine (14 June 1981)<!-- reprinted Science and Creationism (1984) edited by M. F. Ashley Montagu, p. 184 -->

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„Men may die, but the fabric of our free institutions remains unshaken.“

—  Chester A. Arthur American politician, 21st President of the United States (in office from 1881 to 1885) 1829 - 1886
1880s, Said upon the death of President Garfield, as quoted in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. 8 (1897).

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„One may not give one's soul to a devil of hate — and remain forever scatheless.“

—  Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953
Days Without End (1933), Father Baird: Act 3, Scene 1.

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„The sin of neglected communion may be forgiven, and yet the effect remains permanently.“

—  James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(J. Hudson Taylor. Union and Communion: Or Thoughts on the Song of Solomon. London: China Inland Mission, n.d., 17).

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„Ignorance is not innocence but sin.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

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