Ignorance Quotes

Hugo de groot - ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of...
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran

Don wood - stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed....
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
Our ignorance of history makes us libel to our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
Knowledge is essential to conquest; only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment.
Anne Besant

Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance the more we feel how much remains unknown.
Humphrey Davy
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
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
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)
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth, like the sun when released from clouds.
Sankara
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning
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
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
Abba eban - his ignorance is encyclopedic....
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Benjamin Disraeli
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
Mark Twain
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.
Plato
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Confucius
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 beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
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
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
Oscar Wilde
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Titus Livius
He who neglects to drink from the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance.
Ling Po, (Chinese, 701 - 762)
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.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure.
Mark Twain
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Pete
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - It is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., retort to a heckler asking him to state his beliefs, Time, November 1, 1963