Ignorance Quotes

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

Wayne Dyer

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

George Orwell

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
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