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Ignorance quotes and quotations

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Hazlitt

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

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

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
A. B Alcott

The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.
Bhagavad Gita

Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
Eric Hoffer

Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.
James Anthony Froude

Often the cock-loft is empty, in those whom nature hath built many stories high.
Thomas Fuller

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

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France

Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Bok

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

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Goethe

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.
Graffiti

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Euripides

. . where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Bernard Berenson

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

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Confucius

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Don Wood

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

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Galileo Galilei

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
George Eliot

It is better to confess ignorance than provide it.
Homer Hickam

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov

My whole career can be summed up with 'Ignorance is bliss.' When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.
Jeff Foxworthy

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.
Jeremy Taylor

Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain

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

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
Maya Angelou

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

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Plato

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Publilius Syrus

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
Saadi

Gross ignorance: 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
Bennett Cerf

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown

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

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Socrates

It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
Saint Jerome

It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm further off from heaven Than when I was a boy.
Thomas Hood

Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.
Samuel Johnson

The living man who does not learn, is dark, dark, like one walking in the night.
Ming Lum Paou Keen

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

Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar.
Homer

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is worth more.
Jean de la Fontaine

A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.
John Locke

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Sir William Osler

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

In extraordinary events ignorance of their causes produces astonishment.
Cicero

Through ignorance of what is good and what is bad, the life of men is greatly perplexed.
Cicero

But let a man know that there are things to be known, of which he is ignorant, and it is so much carved out of his domain of universal knowledge.
Horace Mann

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Cicero

Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge, but passes into it through an intermediate state of obscurity, even as night into day through twilight.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mr. Kremlin himself was distinguished for ignorance, for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
Benjamin Disraeli

For your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me.
John Dryden

For "ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.
Robert Burton

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.
Samuel Butler (1)

His ignorance is encyclopedic.
John Dryden

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
George Eliot

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Mark Twain

All our ignorance brings us closer to death.
George Eliot

There is nothing more frightful than an active ignorance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.
Oliver Goldsmith

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Galileo

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