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205 Greatest Quotes About Ignorance


Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. Plato
Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance. Nikola Tesla
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
The more one thinks, the more one feels the hopeless immensity of man's ignorance. Charles Darwin
The dumbing down of America is evident in the slow decay of substantive content, a kind of celebration of ignorance. Carl Sagan
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Oscar Wilde
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. Isaac Newton
Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons. Frank Zappa
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. Voltaire
You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution. Bob Proctor
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill
... there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance. Neil deGrasse Tyson
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked. Voltaire
Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole. Karl Marx
Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare
Don't tell me what I'm doing; I don't want to know. Federico Fellini
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. John F. Kennedy
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! Leonardo da Vinci
He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. George Bernard Shaw
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed. John Lennon
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge. Ambrose Bierce
A knavish speech sleeps in a fool's ear. William Shakespeare
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish. Julius Caesar
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill
I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Politics and church are the same. They keep the people in ignorance. Bob Marley
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance. Charles Darwin
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance. Diogenes
Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it. Margaret Atwood
Where there is no knowledge ignorance calls itself science. George Bernard Shaw
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know. Aldous Huxley
There is but one evil, ignorance. Socrates
To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance. Hippocrates
There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this. Rudyard Kipling
The more often a stupidity is repeated, the more it gets the appearance of wisdom. Voltaire
The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance. Percy Bysshe Shelley
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. Terry Pratchett
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. Thomas Fuller
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. Wayne Dyer
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. Donald Miller
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. Thomas Paine
Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor. Henry Rollins
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. Leo Tolstoy
You can be sincere and still be stupid. Fyodor Dostoevsky