Ignorance Quotes

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


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

Pema Chodron

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

Charles Caleb Colton

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

John F. Kennedy

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.


Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

Thomas Paine

One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.

Elbert Hubbard

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.

Reinhold Niebuhr

There's one thing to be said of ignorance--it causes a lot of interesting arguments.


Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Gustave Flaubert

An ignorance of means may minister To greatness, but an ignorance of aims Make it impossible to be great at all.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I do not approve of anything which tampers with natural ignorance.

Oscar Wilde

Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, on which we must first erase

Charles Caleb Colton

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.

Will Rogers

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong

Thomas Jefferson

The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice

William Hazlitt

Ignorance never settles a question

Benjamin Disraeli

Ignorance of the law must not prevent the losing attorney from collecting his fee

Legal Maxim

The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.

Aldous Huxley

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

Samuel Butler

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Anthony J D'Angelo
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