Ignorance Quotes

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.


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.

JosÈ BergamÌn

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.


Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Robert Benchley

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

Daniel J Boorstin
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