Quote of the Day

There has, perhaps, never been a deceiver who was not, by his own passions, himself the deceived.

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge; which is the only Guardian of true liberty.” — James Madison, Letter to George Thomson (1825-06-30)

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The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’

“The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” — Isaac Asimov, A Cult of Ignorance,” Newsweek (1980-01-21)

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The pride which follows the sudden emancipation of the mind from ignorance of any subject, is accompanied by a feeling that all the world must be in the state of darkness from which we have ourselves emerged.

“The pride which follows the sudden emancipation of the mind from ignorance of any subject, is accompanied by a feeling that all the world must be in the state of darkness from which we have ourselves emerged.” — George Henry Lewes, The Principles of Success in Literature