Ignorance Quotes

Charles darwin - ignorance more frequently begets confidence than...
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
Oscar Wilde
Mark twain - all you need in this life is ignorance and...
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert
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)
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 recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Plato
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Gay
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
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
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
George chapman - ignorance is the mother of admiration....
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
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
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell
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
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Pete
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
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards
There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates
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
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
A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age.
Henry David Thoreau
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 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
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo Da Vinci
Our ignorance of history makes us libel to our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!
Andy McIntyre
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