Ignorance Quotes

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.

William Shakespeare

Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.

Richard Feynman

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.

Bill Richardson

You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.

Henry David Thoreau

Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.

Samuel Johnson

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.

Benjamin Tucker

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance

Hippocrates

Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.

Heraclitus

We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Buddha

It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.

Heraclitus

... looking down upon those beautiful shoulders and white arms and head of soft and shining hair, it was hard to believe she was in some conspiracy of which she had kept her husband in ignorance with the slyness of a snake. I felt sorry for him. So at the moment of my first doubt of her, I found that pity--begging your pardon!--had at last made me ready to forget that I had never liked him or his cold ways, and ready ...

Richard Washburn Child
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