Ignorance Quotes

Jean de la fontaine - let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its...
Elbert hubbard - the recipe for perpetual ignorance is be...

Frank zappa - stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does...
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
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran

Prejudice is the Child of Ignorance.
William Hazlitt
Ignorance is the mother of fear.
Harry Homes
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
Heraclitus, On the Universe
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo Da Vinci
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Benjamin Disraeli
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence - - And then success is sure.
Mark Twain
The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth, like the sun when released from clouds.
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., retort to a heckler asking him to state his beliefs, Time, November 1, 1963
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
John Tillotson
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - It is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.
Leo Szilard, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.
Author Unknown
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow
Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its abdication.
"A Canticle for Leibowitz".
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
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
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance.... Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Denis Watley
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
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
Your ignorance, cramps my conversation.
Sir Anthony Hawkins
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy, speech at Vanderbilt University, May 18, 1963
A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards