Ignorant Quotes

Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.

Jean de La Fontaine

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.

Henry Ward Beecher

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.

Thomas Babington

George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

Mark Twain

The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.

Thomas Paine

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A self-taught painter is one taught by a very ignorant person.

John Constable

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.


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

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