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Best Quotes About Ignorance

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A list of the best ignorance quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous ignorance quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic ignorance quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. Wayne Dyer

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    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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    There is no darkness, but ignorance. William Shakespeare

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    The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. William Osler

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    What you don't know can't hurt you .

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    The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

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    Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. Sydney Smith

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    Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. Bertrand Russell

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    Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone. Oscar Wilde

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    Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain. Euripides

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    Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity. Eric Hoffer

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    Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance.

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    There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation. Herbert Spencer

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    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

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    Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects. Will Rogers

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    To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. Benjamin Disraeli

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    The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.

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    I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it. Mark Twain

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    Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. Confucius

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    He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on. Benjamin Franklin

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    In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.

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    The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self. Baruch Spinoza

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    I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. Cicero

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    When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Mark Twain

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    A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.

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    If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy.

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    You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.

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    Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.

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    Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge... Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. Clarence Darrow

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    I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. Clarence Darrow

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    A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. Anatole France

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    new! A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. Benjamin Franklin

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    To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. Amos Bronson Alcott

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

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    It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge. Arnold H. Glasgow

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    There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation. William Hazlitt

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    Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know. Aldous Huxley

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    Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.

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    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

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    Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. Horace Mann

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    The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it. Frank A. Clark

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    Ignorance is not innocence, but sin. Robert Browning

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    Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it. Publilius Syrus

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    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. Aldous Huxley

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