We have misconceptions not because we think illogically but because we live our lives badly.
Ignorance cannot lead to evil, misconceptions lead lo evil. It’s not what people do know, it’s what they pretend that they do.
— Jean Jacques Rousseau
Every misconception is a poison: there are no harmless misconceptions.
— Arthur Schopenhauer
One of the evil properties of man is that he loves only himself and wants goodness only for himself. But woe to him who loves only himself!
— Blaise Pascal
The fight between the spiritual and material inner nature goes on in everyone. Thus, all people have misconceptions, and many will always mistake them for the truth.
To feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to visit the ill in the hospital these are acts of mercy, but there is one charitable deed which cannot be compared to them: to free your brother from misconception.