Ignorance Quotes

Thomas jefferson, (notes on virginia, 1782) - ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less...
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell

Sir anthony hawkins - your ignorance, cramps my conversation....
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
Heraclitus, On the Universe
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - It is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

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
Ignorance is the mother of fear.
Harry Homes
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
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
If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!
Andy McIntyre
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain, Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
Oscar Wilde
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
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance.... Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Denis Watley
Johann von goethe - nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action....
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Gay
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy, speech at Vanderbilt University, May 18, 1963
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Enrico Fermi
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Don Wood
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
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
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France
His ignorance is encyclopedic.
Abba Eban
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
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
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, 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
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength.
George Orwell, Book "1984".
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
Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous - Calvin.
Bill Watterson