Ignorance Quotes

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.

Unknown

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

Henry David Thoreau

We cannot be saved until we have risen above all our enemies, not the least of which is ignorance.

Joseph Smith

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love.

James Allen

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning

A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere

Charles F. Kettering

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.

Countess of Blessington

Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us.

Abraham Coles

Ignorance is less remote from the truth than prejudice.

Denis Diderot

Genuine victories, the sole conquests yielding no remorse, are those gained over ignorance

Napoleon Bonaparte

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

Baltasar Gracian

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler

A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt.

Emile Durkheim

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

Daniel J. Boorstin

The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment.

William Sloan Coffin

Science is but the exchange of ignorance for that which is another kind of ignorance

Lord Byron

Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts

Richard Feynman

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Albert Camus

What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.

Henry Ford

Education is...Man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.

Kenneth G. Johnson

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.

Jean de La Fontaine

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Ambrose Bierce
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