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Maya Angelou – Understanding of illiteracy

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Maya AngelouMy mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Pearl S. Buck – Fate is unalterable only in a sense

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Pearl BuckFate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance.

Pearl S. Buck   (1892-1973)

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Marcus Tullius Cicero – Ignorance of what occurred before you were born

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Marcus Tullius CiceroTo be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?

Marcus Tullius Cicero   (106 BC-43 BC)

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P.J. O’Rourke – We shouldn’t test people for drugs

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No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.

P.J. O’Rourke  

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – A school teacher asserted that evolution and the big bang are not scientific

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Neil deGrasse TysonPeople cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey school teacher asserted that evolution and the big bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.

Neil deGrasse Tyson   (Oct 5, 1958 -)

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