44 Quotes on Ignorance

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A certain scholar said ignorance is bliss, another scholar attacked the quote by stating that if ignorance is bliss there would be more happy people. Quotes on ignorance are either in support or against the subject. We don’t know which of the authors you may challenge after reading these 44 quotes on ignorance but we are happy you want to know more.

1. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is -Winston Churchill

2. Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. – Horace Mann

3. Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone. – Oscar Wilde

4. 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

5. I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. – Socrates

6. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. – Enrico Fermi

7. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

8. Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. – Will Roger

9. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. – Mark Twain

10. A wise man makes his own decisions, but an ignorant man mindlessly follows the crowd. – Chinese Proverb

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11. Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know. – Aldous Huxley

12. No matter how busy you may think you are you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. – Confucius

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13. I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance. – Diogenes

14. Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

15. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. – Max Ehrmann Desiderata

16. How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; the answer was ‘By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant. – John Abbot

17. If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people. – Victor Cousin

18. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. – Wayne Dyer

19. There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

20. Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. – Hippocrates

21. There are none so blind as those who will not see and there are none so ignorant as those who don’t have the perseverance to learn. -Ian Gibs

22. The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance. – Napoleon Bonaparte

23. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: 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

24. No one intentionally creates problems, but we tend to be slaves to powerful emotions like anger, hatred and attachment that are based on misconceived projections about people and things. We need to find ways of reducing these emotions by eliminating the ignorance that underlies them and applying opposing forces. –  Dalai Lama

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25. Ignorance deprives people of freedom because they do not know what alternatives there are. It is impossible to choose to do what one has never heard of. – Ralph. B Perry

26. The person who admits ignorance shows it once; the one who tries to hide it shows it often. – Japanese Proverb

27. 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

28. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King Jnr

29. Let the trails that bore my ancestors blood and tears, and the chains that bound their freedom serve as reminders to all, of our hate and savagery against one another, and ensure its trust that we as a people choose never to repeat such ignorance. – Jacqualine Williams Rippy

30. Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.- Euripides

31. There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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32. Natural selection will not remove ignorance from future generations. – Richard Dawkins

33. Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice. – Hillary Clinton

32. True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance. – Abigail Buren

33. Ignorance breeds fear. Knowledge drives those fears out. – M. K Soni

34. It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down. – George Eliot

35. Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education. – Stephen Coven

36. Ignorance is always afraid of change. – Jawaharlal Nehru

37. The gifts given to us by God must not be relinquished to those who speak ill of them and who are moved by envy or ignorance. – Filippo Brunelleschi

38. Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. – Marguerite Gardiner

39. We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. – Maya Angelou

40. To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence. – Ann Plato

41. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. – Oscar Wilde

42. The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. – Kahlil Gibran

43. Ignorance never settles a question. – Benjamin Disraeli

44. Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. – Benjamin Franklin

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