Ignorant Quotes

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change


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

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.

William Gibbs McAdoo

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.

Isaac Asimov

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

William G. McAdoo

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.

Desiderius Erasmus

The sleep of a wise man is far better than the worship of an ignorant one during the night.

Musa al-Kadhim

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.

J. Bartlet Brebner

Most fools think they are only ignorant.

Benjamin Franklin

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.


A learned person among ignorant people, is like a live person among the dead.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.


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.


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