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I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.


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I would rather be wise and than right and ignorant.
CHRIS PAGE
I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils
AESCHYLUS
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
AESCHYLUS
I would much rather be considered wise than smart. But, I still think it is wise to get an education...
DESTINY BOOZE
Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise.
JANE AUSTEN
Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.
JOE ABERCROMBIE
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
EURIPIDES
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
EURIPIDES
I would like to believe he's sick rather than just mean and evil.
CHARLES B. RANGEL
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificen...
JACK LONDON
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.
CONFUCIUS
I am enormously wise and abysmally ignorant
WILLIAM SAROYAN
Some people would rather stay ignorant and self-satisfied.
JANIS IAN
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
SOREN KIERKEGAARD
I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.
THOMAS A KEMPIS
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are ...
EPICTETUS
The saviour answered...and said, If you want to be perfect, you will keep these teachings. If not, y...
ANONYMOUS
The only thing we know for certain is that Darquesse is coming, and she's coming to kill us a...
DEREK LANDY
I would rather be right than President
HENRY CLAY
I would rather be in minority and be right, than in the majority and wrong.
JODI PICOULT
I would rather be right than President.
HENRY CLAY
I would rather be respected than elected.
CHARLES EDISON
I would rather be right than President
HENRY CLAY
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
We would rather be ruined than changed, We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the...
W. H. AUDEN
I am primarily a lawyer. I would rather play in the game than be the umpire.
LEWIS F. POWELL, JR.
I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than set in the seat of the mighty.
ALBEN WILLIAM BARKLEY
SACRIFICE OR SELFISHNESS -THE CRUCIAL CHOICE
HENNA SOHAIL
I'd far rather be happy than right any day.
DOUGLAS ADAMS
I think that I would rather grow racquet-wise than grow taller. I think I would be a lot slower if I...
MICHAEL CHANG
Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
HENRY CLAY
Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
MARK B. COHEN
I think that I would rather grow racquet-wise than grow taller. I think I would be a lot slower if I...
MICHAEL CHANG
I would rather be the tail of a lion than the head of a mouse.
DADDY YANKEE
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
HARRY S TRUMAN
The marvelous maturity of London! I would rather be dead in this town than preening my feathers in h...
NICHOLAS MONSARRAT
I would rather ride on the far distant coattails of established authors than to follow the inexperie...
PEGGY RANDALL-MARTIN
I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.
DAVY CROCKETT
I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.
JOHN KERRY
I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.
JOHN F. KERRY
I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
JULIUS CAESAR
I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.
DAVY CROCKETT
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze ...
JACK LONDON
I would always rather be happy than dignified.
CHARLOTTE BRONTë
We'd be far better to try to play our way rather than talk our way in.
HERB SENDEK
Being wise rather than being smart are two worlds apart.
DUSTIN H. MATHENY
I would far rather burn my whole book, than that he or any other man should think i behaved in a pal...
ABRAM KARDINER
Cute. I think I would prefer to be stabbed in the eye rather than be called cute.
ILONA ANDREWS
I would far prefer to be in someone's arms than just in their head.
D.S. MIXELL
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
I would far prefer to be in someone's arms than jut in their head.
D.S. MIXELL
I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
In another life I would be a medievalist. I loved Chaucer, far more than Shakespeare.
SUSAN HILL
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze...
JACK LONDON
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend than be one
CLARENCE DARROW
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
STEVE MCQUEEN
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze...
JACK LONDON
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
CLARENCE DARROW
It is far more than I dreamed that it would or could be, far more,
FRANK BENNETT
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain f...
ARISTOTLE
Women would rather be right than reasonable
OGDEN NASH
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze...
JACK LONDON
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant ...
JACK LONDON
I would rather be guilty of talking over a person's head than behind his back.
ADLAI STEVENSON
Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
MARIE VON EBNER-ESCHENBACH
I would rather be guilty of talking over a person's head than behind his back.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
I would rather be criticize by the slave of love than to be criticize by someone you hate the most
LAURE96
I would rather have your friendship than the love of any other woman in the world.
ANNE BRONTë
I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
I would rather my films be well-known than I be well-known.
PATRICE LECONTE
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent...
JACK LONDON
I would rather smell of nothing than of perfume
MARCUS AURELIUS
I would rather smell of nothing than of perfume
MARCUS AURELIUS
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
ÉMILE ZOLA
When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the li...
BLAISE PASCAL
We might be wise to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasoni...
A.W. TOZER
Preventives of evil are far better than remedies; cheaper and easier of application, and surer in re...
TRYON EDWARDS
Ignorance of impending evil is far better than a knowledge of its approach.
UNKNOWN
I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome
JULIUS CAESAR
I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome
JULIUS CAESAR
I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
BOY GEORGE
In deep waters, you encounter only the wise and the brave; in shallow waters, the ignorant and the c...
MEHMET MURAT ILDAN
I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.
ALBEN W. BARKLEY
I would rather be alone and happy than be with someone who makes me miserable!
JILL
People would rather be wrong than be different.
HENRY JACOBSEN
For I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.
ALBEN W. BARKLEY
I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a ...
ANEURIN BEVAN
I would rather be right and die than be wrong and kill.
HOLLY LISLE
O visions ill foreseen! Better had I Liv'd ignorant of future, so had borne My part of evil o...
JOHN MILTON
I'll be gutted if Roy does go because I would far rather he stayed at Old Trafford,
RIO FERDINAND
I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.
RICHARD FEYNMAN
I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard, than in the tombs of th...
EDMUND BURKE
People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it su...
JOE ABERCROMBIE
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and posse...
PLUTARCH
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
WILLIAM PENN
I think I would rather be a prime minister than a taxi driver.
JENS STOLTENBERG
We'd rather be aggressive than passive. But today we went too far with it.
FRAN MCDEVITT

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