Ignorance Quotes

Confucius - the essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply...
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling

Akhenaton - the barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is...
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.
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
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
Thomas Jefferson, (Notes on Virginia, 1782)
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
If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!
Andy McIntyre
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
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
George Chapman
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
Mark Twain
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 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)
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowlege: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
Gay - by ignorance is pride increased; those must...
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Socrates
Prejudice is the Child of Ignorance.
William Hazlitt
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.
Author Unknown
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
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
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Enrico Fermi
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
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau
Ignorance is the mother of fear.
Harry Homes
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen
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
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
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
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