Ignorance Quotes

Laurence j. pete - against logic there is no armor like ignorance....
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
Heraclitus, On the Universe

George eliot - ignorance gives one a large range of...
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
Prejudice is ignorance.
Michael Jackson
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

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
There are four things that hold back human progress. Ignorance, stupidity, committees and accountants.
Charles J. C. Lyall
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Confucius
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.
Pythagoras
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
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.
Voltaire
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards
Andy mcintyre - if you think education is expensive, try...
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Titus Livius
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence - - And then success is sure.
Mark Twain
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university... a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
John Masefield
To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.
Mahatma Gandhi
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.
Akhenaton
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
Philo Vance
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
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 Taylo
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
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, Eminent Victorians (1918)
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
Bokonon
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - It is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone