Ignorance Quotes

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.-Hazlitt

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.-Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.-Martin Luther King, Jr

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.-A. B Alcott

The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.-Bhagavad Gita

Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.-Eric Hoffer

Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.-James Anthony Froude

Often the cock-loft is empty, in those whom nature hath built many stories high.-Thomas Fuller

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.-Wayne Dyer

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.-Anatole France

Ignorance never settles a question.-Benjamin Disraeli

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.-Derek Bok

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.-Anthony J D'Angelo

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.-Anatole France

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.-Goethe

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.-Confucius

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.-Benjamin Disraeli

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.-Will Durant

If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.-Graffiti

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.-Euripides

. . where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.-Thomas Gray

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.-Bernard Berenson

A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.-Bob Edwards

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.-Confucius

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.-Don Wood

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.-Enrico Fermi

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.-Galileo Galilei

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.-George Eliot

It is better to confess ignorance than provide it.-Homer Hickam

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.-Hugo De Groot

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.-Isaac Asimov

My whole career can be summed up with 'Ignorance is bliss.' When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.-Jeff Foxworthy

It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.-Jeremy Taylor

Nothing is worse than active ignorance.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.-John Tillotson

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.-Laurence J. Peter

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.-Mark Twain

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.-Martin Luther King Jr.

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.-Maya Angelou

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.-Mignon McLaughlin

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.-Plato

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.-Publilius Syrus

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.-Robert Browning

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.-Saadi

Gross ignorance: 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.-Bennett Cerf

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.-Rita Mae Brown

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.-Daniel J Boorstin

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.-Socrates

It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.-Saint Jerome

It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm further off from heaven Than when I was a boy.-Thomas Hood

 

Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.-Samuel Johnson

The living man who does not learn, is dark, dark, like one walking in the night.-Ming Lum Paou Keen

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.-Thomas Gray

Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar.-Homer

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is worth more.-Jean de la Fontaine

A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.-John Locke

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.-Sir William Osler

Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.-James Beattie

In extraordinary events ignorance of their causes produces astonishment.-Cicero

Through ignorance of what is good and what is bad, the life of men is greatly perplexed.-Cicero

But let a man know that there are things to be known, of which he is ignorant, and it is so much carved out of his domain of universal knowledge.-Horace Mann

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.-Cicero

Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge, but passes into it through an intermediate state of obscurity, even as night into day through twilight.-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mr. Kremlin himself was distinguished for ignorance, for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.-Benjamin Disraeli

For your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me.-John Dryden

For "ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.-Robert Burton

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.-Samuel Butler

His ignorance is encyclopedic.-John Dryden

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.-George Eliot

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.-Mark Twain

All our ignorance brings us closer to death.-George Eliot

There is nothing more frightful than an active ignorance.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.-Oliver Goldsmith

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.-Galileo

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.-William Safire

I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it. - Mark Twain

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved. - Thucydides

The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self. - Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

There is one principle that can keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That is contempt prior to investigation. - Herbert Spencer

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. - Sydney Smith

You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it. - American Proverb

There is no darkness, but ignorance. - William Shakespeare

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. - Bertrand Russell

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned. - Arabian Proverb

Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it. - Publilius Syrus

Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects. - Will Rogers

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. - Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - Thomas Carlyle

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. - Thomas Jefferson

The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance. - Brian Hwang

Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know. - Aldous Huxley

Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity. - Eric Hoffer

There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation. - William Hazlitt

Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant. - Proverb

When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. - Aldous Huxley

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy. - unknown

In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage. - unknown

Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance. - unknown

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. - unknown

Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone. - Oscar Wilde

Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend. - unknown

What you don't know can't hurt you . - Proverb

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind. - John Tillotson

The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise. - Bhagavad Gita

Ignorance is not innocence, but sin. - Robert Browning

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain. - Euripides

There's a sucker born every minute. - PT Barnum

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it. - Frank A Clark

To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. - Benjamin Disraeli

I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. - Marcus T Cicero

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. - Wayne Dyer

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. - Clarence Darrow

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. - Clarence Darrow

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow. - Frank Dane

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. - Confucius

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. - Sir William Osler

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. - Horace Mann

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King Jr

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. - Anatole France

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. - Thomas Gray

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge. - Arnold H Glasgow

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on. - Benjamin Franklin

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. - Henry Brooks Adams

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorance never settles a question. - Benjamin Disraeli

What the use of having ignorance if you can't show it? - Lou Costello

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. - Thomas Jefferson

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. - Blaise Pascal

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other. - James Fenimore Cooper

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. - Ambrose Bierce

Learning: The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. - Jeremy Bentham

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune. - Nicholas Ling

Ignorance is like the itch -- the less you have of it the better off you are. - Harry Mendelson

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing. - Irene Peter

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned. - Arabian Proverb

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot. - Haitian Proverb

The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self. - Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain

Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance. - Source Unknown

Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat. - Ernest Bevin

The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise. - Bhagavad Gita

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. - Derek Bok

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow. - Frank Dane

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. - Clarence Darrow

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. - Wayne Dyer

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin

Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity. - Eric Hoffer

The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance. - Brian Hwang

The fact is that we all seem capable of living, because at some time or other we have taken refuge in a lie, in blindness, in enthusiasm, in optimism, in some conviction, in pessimism or something of the sort. He has never taken refuge in anything. He is absolutely incapable of lying. He has nothing to take refuge in, no shelter. It's as if he were naked and everyone else had clothes on. - Milena Jesenska

 
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