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Illiteracy Quotes

According to the United Nations, the basic inability to read and write a simple message in any language is considered illiteracy. Illiteracy is still a major issue in many third world countries where population explosion has deprived a large section of the masses of basic education. The problem is not only restricted to developing nations only, but is also prevalent, to an extent, in developed countries. Although several studies reveal that the illiteracy in the US is approximately 1%, but according to statistics around 60% of the adults in American jails and 85% of minors from the juvenile prison are functionally illiterate.

 In today’s times of sophistication, the need of the hour is to win the battle against illiteracy, since it prevents the nation’s development and decreases employment. The acceptable level of literacy is also increasing in the society and people with degrees are getting fair opportunities. It’s very simple to understand its significance, as we do not see a literate population to be poor.  Some of the developing countries are trying their level best to eradicate illiteracy and their efforts seem to be paying off. Scroll down to read a few famous illiteracy quotations and sayings.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

- Bruce Lee

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.

- Dame Agatha Christie

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

- Unpopular Essays , Bertrand Russell

We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.

- Clint Eastwood

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

- Selected Writings , Thomas More

Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.

- John Wayne

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.

- Ezra Pound

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.

- The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography , Aleister Crowley

My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read

- Gene Simmons

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

- William Osler

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.

- Alvin Toffler

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

- Frederick Douglass

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