The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.Confucius
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
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.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.Anatole France
The most violent element in society is ignorance.Emma Goldman
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
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
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its abdication."A Canticle for Leibowitz".