Ignorance Quotes

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Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent.

Hippocrates, law - there are in fact two things, science and...
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison
Prejudice is the Child of Ignorance.
William Hazlitt
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone

Your ignorance, cramps my conversation.
Sir Anthony Hawkins
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
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.
William Wirt
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Enrico Fermi
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Pete
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy, speech at Vanderbilt University, May 18, 1963
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For 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.
Lytton Strachey
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
Izaak walton - so long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to...
It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
Saint Jerome
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
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.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo Da Vinci
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
Oscar Wilde
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.
Emerich Edward Dalbert
You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.
Leo Szilard, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several - - From foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
Jean de la Bruyere
There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
Henry Adams
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
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.
Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson