Ignorance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ignorance

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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
~By Isaac Asimov ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
~By Charles Kettering ~


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 ~


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


I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. 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 ~


Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
~By Robert Benchley ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


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 ~


In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.
~By Paul Harris ~


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 ~


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


Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


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


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


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


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


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


Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better.
~By Ron Reagan ~


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


The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
~By Will Durant ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
~By Euripides ~


Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
~By William Wirt ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
~By Sacha Guitry ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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


Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


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 ~


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


If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
~By Luther H. Hodges ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


I'm against ignorance.
~By Herman Kahn ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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


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


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 ~

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