Ignorant Quotes

While there is no correct way to make a work of art, there are efficient means and tried and true practices. One should not be ignorant of these guidelines. Painting is an old craft, and there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Peter William Brown

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.

Henry Louis Mencken

If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

Bernard Berenson

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it aint so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.

Mark Twain

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

Thomas Carlyle

If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish - if a little more enlightened, religion would perish.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The responses of human beings vary greatly under dangerous circumstances. The strong man advances boldly to meet them head on. The weak man grows agitated. But the superior man stands up to fate, endures resolutely in his inner certainty If ignorant both

I Ching

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it

Allan Bloom

The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption

James Garfield

A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.

Cicero

It is impossible to win an argument with an ignorant man

Unknown

Where is the proof, said I, that daemons may not be subjected to the control of men? This truth may be distorted and debased in the minds of the ignorant. The dogmas of the vulgar, with regard to this subject, are glaringly absurd; but though these may justly be neglected by the wise, we are scarcely justified in totally rejecting the possibility that man may obtain supernatural aid.

Charles Brockden Brown

There will be no real content among American women unless they are made and kept more ignorant or unless they are given equal opportunity with men to use what they have been taught. And American men will not be really happy until their women are.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself.

Anne Bront

Keeping people neurotic and depressed and ignorant and self-doubting is oppressive.

Susannah

A lie that is accepted by a sufficient number of ignorant voters becomes a political truth.

James Bovard

Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!

Iris Murdoch

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change

Socrates

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson

Today the art of gardening is practised much more often than any other, in ignorant, impulsive ways, by people who never stop to think that it is an art at all.

M.G. Van Rensselaer

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin

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