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Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
~By Karl Popper ~


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 ~


The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
~By George Bancroft ~


Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive.
~By Jessamyn West ~


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


If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
~By Leo Buscaglia ~


The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
~By Herodotus ~


They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
~By Terry Pratchett ~


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


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 ~


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


His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


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 ~


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


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


The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


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


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


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


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


Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


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 ~


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


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


Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
~By Robert Millikan ~


Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
~By Mary Astell ~


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


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


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 ~


In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind.
~By Cat Stevens ~


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


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


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 ~


Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
~By Andrew Cohen ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
~By Morris Kline ~


My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
~By Cleveland Abbe ~


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


If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance.
~By Frances Wright ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.
~By Carla Bley ~


We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference.
~By Paul Elmer More ~


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


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


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


I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
~By Edward Irving ~


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


Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
~By Isaac Watts ~


I'm against ignorance.
~By Herman Kahn ~


Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
~By Gary Lucas ~


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


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


Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies.
~By Michael Schudson ~


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


The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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 the butterfly.
~By Richard Bach ~


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


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 ~


I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?
~By Eugenio Montale ~


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 ~


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 ~


Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
~By Will Durant ~


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 ~


Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.
~By Harry Lorayne ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist so to the scientific man is ignorance.
~By Frederick Soddy ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance.
~By Richard Dreyfuss ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~

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