Ignorance Quotes

Oscar wilde - ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch...
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
George Eliot

Henry david thoreau - a man is wise with the wisdom of his time only,...
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert
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
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
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
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.
Author Unknown
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Our ignorance of history makes us libel to our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Isaac Asimov
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
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Leonardo da vinci - blinding ignorance does mislead us. o! wretched...
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
George Chapman
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
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
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 greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
Your ignorance, cramps my conversation.
Sir Anthony Hawkins
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
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!
Andy McIntyre
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
Mark Twain
Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its abdication.
"A Canticle for Leibowitz".
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
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.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
There are four things that hold back human progress. Ignorance, stupidity, committees and accountants.
Charles J. C. Lyall