Quotations By Isaac Asimov





“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. 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 saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

“The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.”

37 thoughts on “Quotations By Isaac Asimov

    • For me, Liz, the bit about one man’s ignorance being equal to another man’s knowledge is very insightful. This is sadly true and the development of the idea that trying is enough even if you don’t actually achieve and that everyone is equal and worthy of reward regardless of actual output has created the culture of entitlement that is so prevalent today. I despair at work these days and have no idea how the youngsters are ever going to keep businesses going with their attitudes of pacing themselves so that they don’t have to work to hard or take on anything extra. How do you learn like that? How do you become fully competent if you limit your expose to things?

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  1. “..And there always has been”…. Perhaps why education of K-12 is free in this country. But we have to WANT it. Perhaps Covid has started teaching us the value of education which we have forgotten, complained about, and even had to utilize police to reduce truancy of… Maybe now kids in wealthier countries can understand those in the Third World who walk hours, climb mountains, scale cliffs, ford dangerous rivers, and go to school malnourished in order to just LEARN…

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  2. Wow, his words are more relevant today than ever. Somehow, I don’t think he’d be happy with the current state of affairs, and wonder if he saw any resolution to the “my ignorance is as good as your knowledge” mentality.

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