Quotations The Best Quotes About Ignorance  

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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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Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

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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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There is no darkness, but ignorance. William Shakespeare

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

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The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. William Osler

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Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance.

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

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

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

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

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Ignorance is not innocence, but sin. Robert Browning

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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain. Euripides

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

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JosephMallet added Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Unknown

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

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JosephMallet added Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it. Heraclitus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge... Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

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