Ignorance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ignorance

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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
~By Saul Bellow ~


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


By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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


It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
~By Edwin Armstrong ~


To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other.
~By Helena Petrova Blavatsky ~


Information can bring you choices and choices bring power - educate yourself about your options and choices. Never remain in the dark of ignorance.
~By Joy Page ~


If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
~By Frances Wright ~


There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
~By John Masefield ~


Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
~By Robert Browning Hamilton ~


The Age of Information, Has turned out to be the Age of Ignorance.
~By Mark Crispin Miller ~


The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
~By Winston Churchill ~


We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.
~By Ron Reagan ~


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


Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
~By Tryon Edwards ~


Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.
~By Philip Wylie ~


Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
~By Will Rogers ~


We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
~By John Archibald Wheeler ~


It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
~By Richard P. Feynman ~


As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
~By Warren Buffett ~


Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


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


Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
~By Akhenaton ~


Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
~By William Penn ~


There is no sin but ignorance.
~By Christopher Marlowe ~


There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
~By Hippocrates ~


Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


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


In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
~By Hannes Alfven ~


You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
~By Plato ~


Ignorance breeds fear.
~By Mike Wilson ~


Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
~By Harold MacMillan ~


The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art.
~By Thom Mayne ~


We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


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


Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
~By Plato ~


India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
~By Sri Aurobindo ~


People talk about revelation, and say it has ceased; but what ignorance it bespeaks, when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation.
~By Elias Hicks ~


True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.
~By Abigail Van Buren ~


There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance.
~By George Gillespie ~


Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
~By Hippocrates ~


The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


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


In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
~By John Strachan ~


It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
~By Heraclitus ~


Until as recently as November of 1966, I had complete faith in the Warren Report. Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance, since I had never read it.
~By Jim Garrison ~


A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
~By Thomas Paine ~


The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
~By Edward de Bono ~


Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
~By George Chapman ~


Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
~By William Beveridge ~


It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
~By Joseph Wood Krutch ~


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


There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.
~By Van Wyck Brooks ~


Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
~By Bill Richardson ~


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


Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
~By Plato ~


Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
~By Luis Gutierrez ~


There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
~By Lord Acton ~


Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence.
~By Moses Mendelssohn ~


I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
~By Ruben Blades ~


I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
~By Christopher Marlowe ~


Scientific men can hardly escape the charge of ignorance with regard to the precise effect of the impact of modern science upon the mode of living of the people and upon their civilisation.
~By Frederick Soddy ~


I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
~By Anthony Hope ~


God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
~By John Calvin ~


Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
~By Katharine Fullerton Gerould ~


The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing.
~By Jean Toomer ~


I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
~By Sting ~


Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
~By Ben Jonson ~


An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
~By Plato ~


It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.
~By James Smithson ~


There is no darkness but ignorance.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
~By Guy Debord ~


Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


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


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


It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
~By Paul Gauguin ~


The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
~By George Eliot ~


And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
~By George Santayana ~


All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision.
~By Maria Monk ~


The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
~By Alfred Marshall ~

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