I revered our theology, and aspired as much as any one to reach heaven: but being given assuredly to understand that the way is not less open to the most ignorant than to the most learned, and that the revealed truths which lead to heaven are above our comprehension, I did not presume to subject them to the impotency of my reason; and I thought that in order competently to undertake their examination, there was need of some special help from heaven, and of being more than man.
And, in fine, of false sciences I thought I knew the worth sufficiently to escape being deceived by the professions of an alchemist, the predictions of an astrologer, the impostures of a magician, or by the artifices and boasting of any of those who profess to know things of which they are ignorant.
In the first place, we are much too ignorant in regard to the whole economy of any one organic being, to say what slight modifications would be of importance or not.
We are profoundly ignorant of the causes producing slight and unimportant variations; and we are immediately made conscious of this by reflecting on the differences in the breeds of our domesticated animals in different countries,--more especially in the less civilized countries where there has been but little artificial selection.
We are far too ignorant, in almost every case, to be enabled to assert that any part or organ is so unimportant for the welfare of a species, that modifications in its structure could not have been slowly accumulated by means of natural selection.
He said if I warn't so ignorant
, but had read a book called Don Quixote, I would know without asking.
I am ignorant
if these remarks are new, or if they will be confirmed by closer examination ; but I think, that, on a hasty observation, Coningsburgh offers means of curious study to those who may wish to trace the history of architecture back to the times preceding the Norman Conquest.
By all which, instead of being discouraged, they are fifty times more violently bent upon prosecuting their schemes, driven equally on by hope and despair: that as for himself, being not of an enterprising spirit, he was content to go on in the old forms, to live in the houses his ancestors had built, and act as they did, in every part of life, without innovation: that some few other persons of quality and gentry had done the same, but were looked on with an eye of contempt and ill-will, as enemies to art, ignorant
, and ill common-wealth's men, preferring their own ease and sloth before the general improvement of their country.
And now Pakistan being blamed for US failures in Afghanistan by an ignorant
and ungrateful Donald Trump,' Imran tweeted.
Ian Henson, Edinburgh, said: "When I saw the headline words 'Arrogant, Ignorant
, Stubborn' for Sutton's column, I thought he was on the publicity trail for his autobiography
and disrespectful but how awesome were the Welsh fans, so proud to be a fellow Welshie.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday said the students calling for his inhibition on the case of 17-year old Kian Delos Santos 'are misinformed or ignorant
of the procedures at the DOJ (Department of Justice).