Ignorance Quotes

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


The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J Boorstin

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

Joseph Wood Krutch

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Robert Benchley

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Baldwin

Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.

Aldous Huxley

Ignorance of the law must not prevent the losing attorney from collecting his fee

Legal Maxim

Ignorance never settles a question

Benjamin Disraeli

The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice

William Hazlitt

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

Thomas Jefferson

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.

Will Rogers

Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, on which we must first erase

Charles Caleb Colton

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance

Lyndon B. Johnson

Ignorance is the mother of presumption

Marie de Gournay

Ignorance is the womb of monsters

Henry Ward Beecher

An ignorance of means may minister To greatness, but an ignorance of aims Make it impossible to be great at all.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion.

Julian Paul Assange

Whatever the progress of human knowledge, there will always be room for ignorance, hence for chance and probability.

Flix douard Justin mile Borel

Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

There is no capital more useful than intellect and wisdom, and there is no indigence more injurious than ignorance and unawareness.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you, and you'll never learn.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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