Ignorance Quotes

Plato - ignorance of all things is an evil neither...
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo Da Vinci

Mark twain - his ignorance covered the whole earth like a...
Izaak walton - so long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to...
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
George Eliot

There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Rudyard Kipling
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 you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!
Andy McIntyre
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Pete
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
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar Wilde
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
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
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
Your ignorance, cramps my conversation.
Sir Anthony Hawkins
You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.
Leo Szilard, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Plato
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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
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
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence - - And then success is sure.
Mark Twain
There are four things that hold back human progress. Ignorance, stupidity, committees and accountants.
Charles J. C. Lyall
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
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
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
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
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)
The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
Philo Vance
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell
He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
Laertius Diogenes
Stupidity has a certain charm - Ignorance does not.
Frank Zappa
Prejudice is the Child of Ignorance.
William Hazlitt
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham