Ignorance Quotes

Robert browning - ignorance is not innocence but sin....
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran

Andy mcintyre - if you think education is expensive, try...
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
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Isaac Asimov

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
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach
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
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
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
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Gay
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
George orwell, book
Your ignorance, cramps my conversation.
Sir Anthony Hawkins
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
A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Socrates
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 magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
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.
Voltaire
The little I know, I owe to my ignorance.
Sacha Guitry
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
Gay
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
George Chapman
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
Heraclitus, On the Universe
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous - Calvin.
Bill Watterson
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
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
There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy, speech at Vanderbilt University, May 18, 1963