Selected Quotes about Ignorance

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

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

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

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

Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. -- William Blake

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

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

Ignorance is not innocence but sin. -- Robert Browning

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care. -- Jimmy Buffett

That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy. -- Thomas Carlyle

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

Ignorance never settles a question. -- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein

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

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. -- George Eliot

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

If the King's English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me! -- Ma Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time. -- A. E. Houseman

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth. -- Molly Ivins

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

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

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.

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

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -- William G. McAdoo

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

An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. -- James Michener

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

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

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

A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. -- Alexander Pope

A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts. -- Herbert V. Prochnow

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out. -- Will Rogers

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers

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

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

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

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. -- Sophocles

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

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

The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. -- Joe Theisman

Disillusion comes only to the illusioned. One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in. -- Dorothy Thompson

A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. -- Henry David Thoreau

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. -- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

The multitude of books is making us ignorant. -- Voltaire

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

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