There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance.
It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience. It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn't a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong? Maybe nothing.
Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom
What's encouraging about meditation is that even if we shut down, we can no longer shut down in ignorance. We see very clearly that we're closing off. That in itself begins to illuminate the darkness of ignorance
My meditation Is my mind's Instant ignorance-illumination And Bondage-liberation.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well
what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish.
Science is the topography of ignorance.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Ignorance wavers between extreme audacity and extreme shyness.
Paltry affectation, strained allusions, and disgusting finery are easily attained by those who choose to wear them; they are but too frequently the badges of ignorance or of stupidity, whenever it would endeavor to please
Art hath an enemy called ignorance
...the case for individual freedom rests largely on the recognition of the inevitable and universal ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievements of our ends and welfare depend
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication
Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.
All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.