Ignorance Quotes

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.

Robert Quillen

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

Confucius

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

Buddha

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

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

Henry Brooks Adams

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

Kenneth G. Johnson

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Innocence is ignorance.

Madame Delphine Gay de Girardin

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok

Truth is by nature self-evident, as soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Gandhi

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles,we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance,greed and love of power.

P. J. O'Rourke

To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.

Plato

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

Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

Jeremy Bentham

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him

John Selden

Ignorance is the womb of monsters

Henry Ward Beecher

Ignorance is not privileged by titular degrees

Latin Proverb

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Thomas Jefferson

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

Joseph Wood Krutch
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