If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Luck is a word the bitter teach to the ignorant.
Man must not think that he is on a level either with the brutes or with the angels, nor must he be ignorant of both sides of his nature; but he must know both.
I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.