Ignorance Quotes

Richard bach - the mark of your ignorance is the depth of your...
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian

Bob edwards - a little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot...
James madison - a popular government without popular information...
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Plato

You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.
Leo Szilard, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
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
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Isaac Asimov
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow
He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
Laertius Diogenes
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
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
Gay
A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
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
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
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
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
Stupidity has a certain charm - Ignorance does not.
Frank Zappa
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell
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 recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Socrates
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
His ignorance is encyclopedic.
Abba Eban
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