Ignorance Quotes

Confucius - the essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply...
Gay - shall ignorance of good and ill dare to direct...
Laertius diogenes - he said that there was one only good, namely,...
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain, Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.
Author Unknown
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
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Titus Livius
He who neglects to drink from the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance.
Ling Po, (Chinese, 701 - 762)
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.
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
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert
Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
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
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
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.
Stupidity has a certain charm - Ignorance does not.
Frank Zappa
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 worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
Saint Jerome
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
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.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov
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
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 is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Ingersoll, The Philosophy of Ingersoll (1906), "Fragments".
A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Pete
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman
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
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
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
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
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
Ignorance is the mother of fear.
Harry Homes