Ignorance Quotes

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance

Harold Macmillan

Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity

Thomas Jefferson

The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.

Charles Tremper

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

Arnold Glasow

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.

Elbert Hubbard

There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Oscar Wilde

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain

Tryon Edwards

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities

George Eliot

Ignorance is the mother of presumption

Marie de Gournay

His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere

Mark Twain

There is no means by which men so powerfully elude their ignorance, disguise it from themselves and from others as by words

Gamaliel Bradford

Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil who refused to learn how he might prevent it

Samuel Johnson

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm

George Eliot

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

Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge, but passes into it through an intermediate state of obscurity, even as night into day through twilight.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.

John Locke

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai Stevenson

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

Anatole France

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.


The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

Wayne Dyer

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Elbert Hubbard

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

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