„Ah, child and youth, if you knew the bliss which resides in the taste of knowledge, and the evil and ugliness that lies in ignorance, how well you are advised to not complain of the pain and labor of learning.“

—  Cristina de Pisano, livro The Treasure of the City of Ladies
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Cristina de Pisano
1365 - 1430

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„I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evil.“

—  Aeschylus, The Suppliants
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„For what constitutes a child?—Ignorance. What constitutes a child?—Want of instruction; for they are our equals so far as their degree of knowledge permits.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
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„Ah, well! We live and learn, or, anyway, we live.“

—  Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
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„If you desire ease, forsake learning.
If you desire learning, forsake ease.
How can the man at his ease acquire knowledge,
And how can the earnest student enjoy ease?“

—  Nagarjuna Indian philosopher 150 - 250
The Tree of Wisdom http://books.google.com/books?id=d3TX5peeoSsC&pg=PP17&dq=%22If+you+desire+ease+forsake+learning+If+you+desire+learning+forsake+ease+How+can+the+man+at+his+ease+acquire+knowledge+And+how+can+the+earnest+student+enjoy+ease%22

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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
Books, Coningsby (1844), Sybil (1845), Book 1, chapter 5.

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„That is the true definition of sin; when knowing right you do the lower, ah, then you sin. Where there is no knowledge, sin is not present.“

—  Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933
The immediate future: Lectures delivered in Queen's Hall, London, 1911 http://books.google.co.in/books?id=VGNbAAAAMAAJ, p. 32

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