Ignorance Quotes

Hippocrates - to really know is science; to merely believe you...
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman

Richard bach - the mark of your ignorance is the depth of your...
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.
Author Unknown
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

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Enrico Fermi
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
I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 13, 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
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - It is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
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
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 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, Eminent Victorians (1918)
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Confucius - ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night...
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
Heraclitus, On the Universe
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
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
So long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to learn. Ignorance is the greatest of all infirmities, and when justified, the chiefest of all follies.
Izaak Walton
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
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 essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
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
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
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
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 of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.
Leo Szilard, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Thomas Huxley
It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
Saint Jerome
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
Akhenaton
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
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius