Ignorance Quotes

Ignorance is the mother of admiration

George Chapman

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

George Eliot

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.

Eleanor PerČny

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

Diogenes Laertius

Teachers must be celebrated for moving civilization from ignorance to enlightenment, from apathy to responsibility.

Sharon M. Draper

Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone’s illiterate, but you wouldn’t really call that privacy. That’s ignorance.

Bruce Sterling

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance.

Unknown

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

Herbert Spencer

Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives

Bhagavad Gita

There is no capital more useful than intellect and wisdom, and there is no indigence more injurious than ignorance and unawareness.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Female gossips are generally actuated by active ignorance.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten.

JosČ BergamĖn

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.

Adlai E. Stevenson

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.

John Masefield

... their drug to produce the desired effect until they at last take enough daily to kill several normal men. Sometimes they are able to keep everybody in ignorance of what they are doing for years. They develop slyness and secretiveness. They become very suspicious. They are nearly always untruthful, and those who deal with them are surprised and wonder why those who used to be open and above-board now are furtive and dishonest. They often ...

R. L. Alsaker

I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.

Voltaire

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Robert Benchley

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J Boorstin

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

George Orwell

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

Will Rogers

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

Buddha

The whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other

Charles Caleb Colton
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