Quotes on Ignorance

"As people's opportunities to succumb to confirmation bias increases online - only seeking out information that confirms their prejudices - ignorance, extremism and close-mindedness have continued to rise unabated." - Maajid Nawaz

"Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other." - James F. Cooper

"It's appropriate that the word 'ignorance' is an extension of the word 'ignore.' We ignore so much and so we become ignore." - David Icke

"Art hath an enemy called Ignorance. - Ben Jonson

"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them." - Christian Nestell BoveeAudi

"Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind." - John Tillotson
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Quotes on Extremism

“Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.” - John W. Gardner

"Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.'" - Brene Brown

"Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice." - Hillary Clintonv "We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell." - Vicente del Bosque

"Masterpieces of art possess immense potential to advance a worldview that could help assuage the societal terrors posed by globalization, the most thoroughgoing socioeconomic upheaval since the Industrial Revolution, which has set off a pandemic of retrogressive nationalism, regional separatism, and religious extremism." - Martin Filler

"It's not mere extremism that makes folks at the fringes so troubling; it's extremism wedded to false beliefs. Humans have long been dupes, easily gulled by rumors and flat-out lies." - Jeffrey Kluger

You are invited to wallow in your ignorance by listening to classic extremists.

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Father Charles Coughlin
Carl McIntire
Fulton Lewis
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