Ignorance Quotes

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.


We cannot be saved until we have risen above all our enemies, not the least of which is ignorance.

Joseph Smith

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

Henry David Thoreau

To become educated is to move from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.


One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.


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

Henry Brooks Adams

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King Jr

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Frank Dane

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.


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


Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Anthony J D'Angelo

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

Samuel Butler

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

Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm

George Eliot

Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil who refused to learn how he might prevent it

Samuel Johnson

There is no means by which men so powerfully elude their ignorance, disguise it from themselves and from others as by words

Gamaliel Bradford

The whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other

Charles Caleb Colton

His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere

Mark Twain

Ignorance is not privileged by titular degrees

Latin Proverb

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities

George Eliot

I do not approve of anything which tampers with natural ignorance.

Oscar Wilde

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain

Tryon Edwards

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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