I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
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.
His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil.
Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homesand compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils.
May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.