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Quotations The 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 ignorance 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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Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
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Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. Confucius
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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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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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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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Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects. Will Rogers
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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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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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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain. Euripides
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I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. Cicero
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You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.
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JosephMallet added Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it. Heraclitus
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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 like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone. Oscar Wilde
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I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. Thomas Carlyle
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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 would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it. Mark Twain