I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Most of the time it's the role. Sometimes it's the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It's the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I'm saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy.
I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does.
The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
The learned man knows that he is ignorant.
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say.
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Women know when they've got the menopause but men don't quite know. They know it afterwards.
I moved out at 18. I always studied classes and trained a lot, you know. I think nowadays is such a different time because there's so many channels promoting the celebrity aspect of things.
I think anybody who knows how to make a good movie knows that it's a collaborative undertaking. To deny that is really dangerous.
I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.
I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.