„Ignorance is a cure for nothing.“

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W.E.B. Du Bois1
historiador, sociólogo, ativista e escritor americano 1868 - 1963

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„Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016

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„Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695

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„Nothing is more frightful than to see ignorance in action.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

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„Cure her?
Curing was unlikely.“

—  Richard Matheson, livro I Am Legend

Fonte: I Am Legend (1954), Ch. 17
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Now, happily, he felt almost nothing; perhaps a hardly discernible stirring far beneath the rocky strata of abstinence. He was content to leave it at that. Especially since there was no certainty that Ruth was the companion he had waited for. Or even the certainty that he could allow her to live beyond tomorrow. Cure her?
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„The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

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„Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.“

—  Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 a.C.

Variant translation: What cannot be cured by medicaments is cured by the knife, what the knife cannot cure is cured with the searing iron, and whatever this cannot cure must be considered incurable.

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„Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace… & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy“

—  Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955

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„Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.“

—  Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971

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„Ηe knew nothing except just the fact of his ignorance.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 a.C.

Alternate translation: I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

II.32. Original Greek: εἰδέναι μὲν μηδὲν πλὴν αὐτὸ τοῦτο [εἰδέναι].
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„Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

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„He declared that he knew nothing, except the fact of his ignorance.“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

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