Ignorance Quotes

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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
Henry Adams
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov

Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
Laertius Diogenes
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
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
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
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
Akhenaton
A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards
To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.
Hippocrates
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
George Eliot
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
Stupidity has a certain charm - Ignorance does not.
Frank Zappa
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.
Akhenaton
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
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
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
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
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Confucius
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
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
Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Don Wood
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several - - From foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
Jean de la Bruyere
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
Oscar Wilde
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
Jeremy Taylo
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
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