Ignorance Quotes

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

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Frank Dane

The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.

Brian Hwang

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King Jr

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.

Henry Brooks Adams

To become educated is to move from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.


True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau
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