— David Eddings American novelist 1931 - 2009
„To each his suff'rings: all are men,
Condemn'd alike to groan,
The tender for another's pain;
Th' unfeeling for his own.
Yet ah! why should they know their fate?
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.“
— Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
— Pietro Nelli Italian painter 1672 - 1740
Satire, I., V. — ""A Sansedonio."" Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 435.
— Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784
— James W. Loewen American historian 1942
As quoted in Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong https://books.google.com/books?id=5m2_xeJ4VdwC&dq=%22although+he+may+be+poor+not+a+man%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s (2007), New York: New Press, p. 342
— Philip Wylie American writer 1902 - 1971
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680