Quotes on Ignorance

Greenspan, who knew so much more than most, knew far less than most supposed ... Alan Greenspan

In friendship, as in love, we are often happier through our ignorance than our knowledge. William Shakespeare

The question is asked in ignorance, by one who does not even know what can have led him to ask it. Soren Kierkegaard

It is better to conceal ignorance than to expose it. Heraclitus

Ignorance is better than knowledge misapplied. Norm Macdonald

All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance. T S Eliot

Ignoring is' the same as ignorance, you have to work at it. Margaret Atwood

Everything unknown is magnified. [Lat., Omne ignotum pro magnifico est.] Tacitus

Know not what you know, and see not what you see. [Lat., Etiam illud quod scies nesciveris; Ne videris quod videris.] Plautus

Ignorance can't be pardoned. Only cured. Robert Silverberg

It is better to confess ignorance than provide it. Homer Hickam

All our ignorance brings us closer to death. George Eliot

Education is imposed ignorance. Noam Chomsky

Ignorance cannot always be inferred from inaccuracy; knowledge is not always present. Samuel Johnson

Prudery is ignorance. Oliver Goldsmith

Knowledge that takes you, not beyond yourself is far worse than ignorance. Elif Safak

There is nothing so costly as ignorance. Horace Mann

The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it. George C. Kimble

Fear is just another word for ignorance. Hunter S Thompson

His ignorance seemed to widen with everything he read. V S Naipaul

Whoever will be cured of ignorance, let him confess it. Michel De Montaigne

The more one learns, the more he understands his ignorance. Louis L'Amour

I'm against ignorance. Herman Kahn

Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge... Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence. Sir Fulke Greville

If ignorance is indeed bliss, it is a very low grade of the article. Tehyi Hsieh

What is gained through ignorance is bound to be lost through ignorance Siddharth Katragadda

Ecclesiastical establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption James Madison

To admit ignorance is to exhibit wisdom. Ashley Montagu

Ignorance breeds fear and hatred. P C Cast

But to live in ignorance on such a point was impossible. Jane Austen

To learn anything, you must put aside the safety of your ignorance. Richard Bach

To know one's ignorance is the best part of knowledge. Laozi

The most ignorant are the boldest conjecturers. Lord Chesterfield

it is a disgraceful thing to be ignorant ... Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

Ignorance is not innocence. Christina, Queen of Sweden

Well-meant ignorance is a grievous calamity in high places. Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

We live in an age of artificial scarcity, maintained by ignorance and fear. Robert Anton Wilson

There is no sin greater than ignorance. Rudyard Kipling

Prejudice is ignorance. Michael Jackson

The world never leaves one in ignorance or in peace. Ouida

The apparent foolishness of others is but too frequently our own ignorance. Arthur Helps

The darkest night is ignorance. Gautama Buddha

The veil is slowly rising, but as regards innumerable questions we must be content to remain in ignorance. John Lubbock

There is only one good, that is knowledge; there is only one evil, that is ignorance. Aristotle

Credentialed ignorance is still ignorance. Thomas Sowell

Ignorance is not bad faith. But persistence in ignorance is. Joanna Russ

I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance Jon Stewart

The plea of ignorance will never take away our responsibilities. John Ruskin

Ignorance is more than bliss, it's freaking orgasmic ecstacy! Jim Butcher

Ignorance is a cure for nothing. W E B Du Bois

dead in the mind, meanin you're present but your ignorance only makes ur presense worse! Sister Souljah

The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance. Benjamin Franklin

Hidden knowledge differs little from ignorance. Horace

My ignorance is not charming. Susan Sontag

She feared the unknown as we all do, and her ignorance made the unknown infinitely vast. Joseph Conrad

Doubt is really a groping ignorance. Eliphas Levi

We are at full stop. We think we have arrived. Henry Fairlie

Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance. Samuel Johnson

Ignorance is the beginning of knowledge; knowledge is the beginning of wisdom; wisdom is the awareness of ignorance. William Rotsler

Ignorance has no beginning, but it has an end. There is a beginning but no end to knowledge. B.K.S. Iyengar

Ignorance and credulous hope make the market for most proprietary remedies. Samuel Hopkins Adams

Freedom begins where it ends ignorance. Victor Hugo

People are generally opposed to things they know nothing about. Kate Langley Bosher

The know-nothings are, unfortunately, seldom the do-nothings. Mignon Mclaughlin

What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. [Lat., Quod latet ignotum est; ignoti nulla cupido.] Ovid

Error is worse than ignorance. Philip James Bailey

Faults of ignorance are excusable only where the ignorance itself is so Sacha Guitry

I do not approve of anything which tampers with natural ignorance Oscar Wilde

Don't censor yourself to comfort their ignorance. Jon Stewart

Only one who has learned much can fully appreciate his ignorance. Louis L'Amour

Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with ignorance... William Blake

Ignorance is brought about by assumption. T D Jakes

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune. Nicholas Ling

I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance Jon Stewart

Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery Miles Davis

Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal. Samuel Johnson

Ignorance is a voluntary condition. Herbert V Prochnow

Ignorance is...voluntary... (Paraphrased) Nicholas Ling

Ignorance ain't not knowin' stuff; ignorance is knowin' stuff that AIN'T TRUE. Josh Billings

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