Ignorance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ignorance

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To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.
~By Ann Plato ~


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


Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it.
~By Paul Harris ~


Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
~By James Madison ~


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


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


Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
~By Saint Teresa ~


Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
~By James F. Cooper ~


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


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


On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries.
~By Frederick Soddy ~


We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?
~By Bill Watterson ~


One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
~By Robert Lynd ~


I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


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 ~


The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


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


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


If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness.
~By Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~


If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.
~By Carter Burwell ~


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


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 ~


There is no slavery but ignorance.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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


I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.
~By Bell Hooks ~


Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
~By Enrico Fermi ~


To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
~By Paul Harris ~


It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control.
~By Alice Hamilton ~


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


Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
~By Addison Mizner ~


Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
~By Guru Nanak ~


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


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 ~


Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
~By Robert Quillen ~


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


Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
~By Maya Angelou ~


It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
~By Richard Dawkins ~


It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it was made a crime under the former order of things to learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
~By George H. White ~


To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


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


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 ~


Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
~By George Eliot ~


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 ~


The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
~By Crystal Eastman ~


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


The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.
~By Gerard De Nerval ~


Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most extravagant and costly to human growth has been the waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
~By Socrates ~


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


All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.
~By Donald Kagan ~


Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
~By Bennett Cerf ~


My top most priority is to deal with India's massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time.
~By Manmohan Singh ~


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


Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


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


I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
~By Eduardo Galeano ~


A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


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 ~


Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
~By William Gaddis ~


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


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


People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
~By Bill Gates ~


The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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


Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
~By Edward F. Halifax ~


With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
~By James Bovard ~


Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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


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


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


Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
~By Gian Carlo Menotti ~


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 ~


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


When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.
~By Will Rogers ~


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.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
~By Mary Wortley ~


Ignorance is a menace to peace.
~By Paul Harris ~


I would point out that the cultural advance of these people has been suppressed in the past and continues to be suppressed in the present by policies designed to keep them in ignorance.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


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


Ignorance breeds fear.
~By Mike Wilson ~


Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
~By Arnold H. Glasow ~


The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment.
~By William Sloane Coffin, Jr. ~


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


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 ~


I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


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 ~


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


We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


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


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 ~


'God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil.
~By Mary Daly ~

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