Ignorance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ignorance

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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate, but you wouldn't really call that privacy. That's ignorance.
~By Bruce Sterling ~


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


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 ~


A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


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


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


Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
~By Jean Henri Fabre ~


The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


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 ~


Ignorance is kind of bliss.
~By Jackie DeShannon ~


The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
~By John Adams ~


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


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 ~


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


The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
~By Stephen Vizinczey ~


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.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


Chance is a name for our ignorance.
~By Leslie Stephen ~


Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
~By Victor Cousin ~


To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
~By John Ruskin ~


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


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 ~


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


People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it-ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.
~By Sarah McLachlan ~


What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.
~By Eddie Marsan ~


It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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 ~


Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
~By P. J. O'Rourke ~


Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


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 ~


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


My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
~By Maya Angelou ~


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 ~


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


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


The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.
~By George Kimble ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!
~By Cotton Mather ~


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


I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out.
~By Russell Simmons ~


Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
~By Jean Vanier ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The most violent element in society is ignorance.
~By Emma Goldman ~


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


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


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


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 ~


I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty.
~By Nancy Cartwright ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
~By Petrarch ~


So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject; that is, I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children.
~By Maria Monk ~


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


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 ~


Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


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


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


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


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


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


Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
~By Charles Darwin ~


We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


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


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 ~


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


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


A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
~By Elizabeth Stuart Phelps ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
~By Bodhidharma ~


Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
~By Francis of Assisi ~


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 ~


The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
~By William Osler ~


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


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 ~


An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
~By Jose Bergamin ~


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


Ignorance breeds fear.
~By Mike Wilson ~


Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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 ~


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


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

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