Quotes and Sayings about Ignorance



"There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Development, Ignorance, Will)

"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Facts, Ignorance, Nothing)

"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
- John Adams
(Related: Nature, Virtue, America, Confusion, Constitution, Credit, Honor, Ignorance, Want)

"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Wisdom, Folly, Fool, Ignorance, Man, Mind)

"Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Anger, Fear, Enemy, Hate, Ignorance)

"To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Ignorance)

"To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science, Time, Knowledge, Drama, Ignorance, Myth, Space)

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Mother, People, College, Ignorance, School, Understanding)

"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Ignorance)

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Talent, Children, Ignorance)

"It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so."
- Edwin Armstrong
(Related: People, Causes, Ignorance, Trouble, World)

"I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so."
- Edwin Armstrong
(Related: People, Causes, Ignorance, Mathematics, Trouble, World)

"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Ignorance, Learning)

"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: God, Ignorance, Surrender, Today)

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Problems)

"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Charity, Ignorance)

"Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Education, Custom, Ignorance, Imitation, Vice)

"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

"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 the butterfly."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Belief, End, Ignorance, Injustice, Tragedy, World)

"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Power, Enemy, Ignorance, Justice)

"The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred."
- George Bancroft
(Related: First, Ignorance, Interest)

"Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe."
- James Beattie
(Related: Knowledge, Choice, Ignorance)

"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Intelligence, Deep, Ignorance, Illusion)

"Behind every argument is someone's ignorance."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Argument, Ignorance)

"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Ignorance, Law, Lawyers)

"An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Christ, Ignorance)

"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

"Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."
- William Beveridge
(Related: Democracy, Dictators, Evil, Ignorance, May)

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Nature, Religion, Daughter, Fear, Hope, Ignorance)

"The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Name)

"I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Society, Ignorance, Risk)

"To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

"Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart."
- Countess of Blessington
(Related: Men, Ignorance)

"I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Ignorance)

"Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Wisdom, Ignorance)

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
- Derek Bok
(Related: Education, Ignorance)

"In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: History, Ignorance, Perceptions, Sense, Words)

"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Knowledge, Discovery, Ignorance, Illusion)

"With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral."
- James Bovard
(Related: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Fear, Ignorance)

"There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Knowledge, Authority, Ignorance, Religious, World)

"An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Greatness, Ignorance, May)

"Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Apathy, Care, Ignorance)

"When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Ignorance, Pretty, Results)

"True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Fun, Ignorance)

"If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Wisdom, Ignorance)

"The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Arrogance, Ignorance, Pride, Vanity)

"God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Freedom, Ignorance, Mercy)

"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Evil, Harm, Ignorance, Intentions, May, Understanding, World)

"I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Wisdom, Ignorance)

"I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Ignorance, Will)

"Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Ignorance)

"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Growth, Ignorance, Mind)

"We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Ignorance, Order, Pleasure, Pursuit, Smile)

"Ignorance is the mother of admiration."
- George Chapman
(Related: Mother, Admiration, Ignorance)

"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
(Related: Failure, Virtue, Envy, Ignorance, Misery, Philosophy, Sharing, Socialism)

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, End, Ignorance, Malice, May)

"The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Ignorance, Reason)

"The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Cause, Environment, Ignorance, Self, Violence)

"It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Action, Actions, Effect, Ignorance, Intentions, Will)

"Ignorance is the mother of devotion."
- Dean Henry Cole
(Related: Mother, Devotion, Ignorance)

"Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Ignorance, Understanding, Writer)

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
- Confucius
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Darkness, Folly, Ignorance, Infatuation, Passion, Purity)

"Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Ignorance, Superstition)

"Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice."
- Victor Cousin
(Related: Ignorance, Misery, Vice)

"'God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Men, Evil, Ignorance)

"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
(Related: Fashion, Ignorance, Style, Today, Tomorrow, Will, Yesterday)

"Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Ignorance, Passion, Persistence)

"We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Money, Fear, Ignorance, Old, Ritual, State, Taxes)

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Science, Confidence, Ignorance, Will)

"It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Science, Boasts, Ignorance, Incompetence, Literature, Mathematics)

"Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Beliefs, Ignorance, Quotations)

"Ignorance is kind of bliss."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Ignorance)

"I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance."
- Diogenes
(Related: Fact, Ignorance, Nothing)

"He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Idea, Ignorance, Wrong)

"The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Love, End, First, Ignorance, Magic)

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Society, Class, Ignorance, Justice, Poverty, Property, Will)

"His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Remarkable)

"In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Wisdom, Ignorance, Order)

"I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance."
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Certainty, Ignorance, Living)

"Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
- Will Durant
(Related: Education, Discovery, Ignorance, Nothing, Now, Years)

"Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance."
- Will Durant
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
- Will Durant
(Related: Education, Discovery, Ignorance)

"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Ignorance)

"The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Ignorance, Inefficiency, Man)

"His ignorance is encyclopedic."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Ignorance)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!"
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Ignorance, Mystery, Name)

"The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance."
- George Eliot
(Related: Acquaintance, Beginning, Ignorance)

"Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down."
- George Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Deception, Folly, Ignorance, Illusion, Misery, Now)

"Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain."
- Euripides
(Related: Gain, Ignorance)

"Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity."
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Related: Absence, Appearance, Feeling, Ignorance, Learning, Merit, Sincerity)

"Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
- Enrico Fermi
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
- Enrico Fermi
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: History, Hope, Direction, Ignorance, Man, Uncertainty)

"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: History, Causes, Ignorance, Slander)

"Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Devil, Ignorance, Name, Nothing, Stupidity)

"Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Ignorance, Learning, Talk, Value, Will)

"A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance."
- Anatole France
(Related: Ignorance)

"Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water."
- Anatole France
(Related: Life, Error, Ignorance, Water)

"Admiration is the daughter of ignorance."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Daughter, Admiration, Ignorance)

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Temple, Ignorance)

"Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance."
- William Gaddis
(Related: Ignorance, Stupidity)

"A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

"I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S."
- Eduardo Galeano
(Related: Time, America, Blind, Ignorance, May, Nothing, Population, World)

"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Truth, Ignorance, Self)

"Until as recently as November of 1966, I had complete faith in the Warren Report. Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance, since I had never read it."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Faith, Ignorance)

"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Change, Time, People, Fear, Electricity, Ignorance, Will)

"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Eye, Ignorance)

"Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Work, Ignorance, Learning, Materialism, Suspicion)

"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Affection, Ignorance, Silence)

"There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance."
- George Gillespie
(Related: Error, Ignorance, Man, Understanding, Will)

"It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Fear, Ignorance, Shadow)

"Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Action, Ignorance, Nothing)

"The most violent element in society is ignorance."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Society, Ignorance)

"Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Knowledge, Fashion, Ignorance)

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Folly, Ignorance)

"Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Egotism, Evil, Ignorance, Man, Selfishness, Will)

"The little I know I owe to my ignorance."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Ignorance)

"Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: History, People, Fear, Ignorance, Nation, Old, Uncertainty)

"Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Men, Ignorance, Party, Shame)

"It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

"Ignorance is not innocence but sin."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Ignorance, Innocence, Sin)

"To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Intelligence, Exercise, Force, Ignorance)

"When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Hatred, Ignorance, Nation)

"Ignorance is a menace to peace."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Peace, Ignorance)

"In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Intelligence, Ignorance)

"Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Ignorance)

"Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?"
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Economics, Facts, Ignorance, Information, Theory)

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Ignorance, Prejudice)

"Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Evening, Ignorance, Will, Wine)

"The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
- Herodotus
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Ignorance)

"People talk about revelation, and say it has ceased; but what ignorance it bespeaks, when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: People, Earth, Ignorance, Man, Talk)

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Science, Father, Knowledge, Ignorance, Opinion)

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Fact, Ignorance, Opinion)

"If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics."
- Luther H. Hodges
(Related: Americans, Economics, Fortune, Ignorance)

"Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Foolishness, Idealism, Ignorance)

"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Life, Ignorance, Whim, Will)

"I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation."
- Anthony Hope
(Related: Poetry, Conversation, Ignorance)

"In practice, socialism didn't work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Society, Work, Economy, Ignorance, Practice, Psychology, Socialism)

"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Knowledge, Content, Ignorance, Opinions)

"The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Home, America, Enemies, Ignorance, Incompetence, Superstition)

"Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Ignorance)

"Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Ignorance, Prayer)

"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Ignorance, Want)

"The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Inspiration, Bible, Gentleman, Ignorance)

"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Belief, Ignorance, Miracles)

"There is no slavery but ignorance."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Ignorance, Slavery)

"I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Truth, Ignorance, Pride, Scotland)

"I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Truth, Evil, Ignorance)

"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
(Related: Truth, Error, Ignorance, Nothing, Wrong)

"The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Freedom, Ignorance)

"Art hath an enemy called Ignorance."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Art, Enemy, Ignorance)

"All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: America, Comparisons, Confusion, Ignorance, Meaning, Past, World)

"I'm against ignorance."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Ignorance)

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Democracy, Ignorance, Security)

"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Ignorance)

"The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Time, Defeat, Future, Ignorance, Investment)

"The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it."
- George Kimble
(Related: Ignorance)

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Ignorance, Nothing, Stupidity, World)

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Ignorance, Nothing, Stupidity, World)

"Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance."
- Morris Kline
(Related: Ignorance, Theory)

"It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Mother, Knowledge, Ignorance, Wonder)

"Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Peace, Possibility, Ignorance)

"Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance."
- Harry Lorayne
(Related: Curiosity, Ignorance)

"I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Artists, Ignorance, Jazz)

"The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Actors, Class, Community, Ignorance, Lies)

"Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd."
- David Lynch
(Related: Humor, Life, Absurdity, Ignorance, Man, Running)

"One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Man)

"I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Experience, Politics, Criticism, Ignorance)

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Ignorance, Will)

"There is no sin but ignorance."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Ignorance, Sin)

"I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Religion, Ignorance, Sin)

"What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Love, Courage, Determination, Perseverance, End, Ignorance)

"The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Progress, Hope, Ignorance, May, Poverty, Support)

"There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see."
- John Masefield
(Related: Truth, Hate, Ignorance, May, University)

"Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!"
- Cotton Mather
(Related: Ignorance)

"The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Art, Society, Ideas, Ignorance)

"One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Truth, Ideas, Purpose, Strength, Ignorance, Prudence)

"People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it-ignorance is when you choose not to understand something."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: People, Help, Ignorance, Stupidity)

"It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Ignorance, Innocence)

"Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic."
- Larry McMurtry
(Related: Americans, Direction, Ignorance)

"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Wisdom, Belief, Democracy, Ignorance)

"Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: God, Consciousness, Existence, Ignorance, Proof, Thinking)

"The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Intelligence, Anger, Fear, Desire, Hate, Ignorance, Shame, Voice)

"A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance."
- Gian Carlo Menotti
(Related: Ignorance, Man)

"In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"The Age of Information, Has turned out to be the Age of Ignorance."
- Mark Crispin Miller
(Related: Age, Ignorance, Information)

"Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence."
- Robert Millikan
(Related: Knowledge, Humility, Ignorance, Understanding)

"You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Life, Religion, Ignorance, Illness, Law, Songs, Spiritual)

"Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it."
- Addison Mizner
(Related: Excuses, Ignorance, Law, Man)

"All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Experience, Religion, Knowledge, Ignorance, Indecision)

"So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject; that is, I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Children, Ignorance, Murder, Secrecy)

"Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Ignorance, Man, Rest)

"I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?"
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: God, Future, Ignorance, Man)

"We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference."
- Paul Elmer More
(Related: Ignorance, Indifference, Laws, Measure, Nothing)

"Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Ignorance, Self, State)

"Ignorance is always afraid of change."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Change, Ignorance)

"The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Generations, Ignorance, Spirits)

"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Love, Power, Society, People, Alcohol, Causes, Drugs, Greed, Ignorance, Stupidity)

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Peace, Strength, Freedom, Ignorance, Slavery)

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism."
- William Osler
(Related: Ignorance)

"Information can bring you choices and choices bring power - educate yourself about your options and choices. Never remain in the dark of ignorance."
- Joy Page
(Related: Power, Choices, Ignorance, Information, Options)

"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Ignorance, Reason)

"The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Cause, Consciousness, Ignorance, Present, Vanity)

"Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Science, Time, Morality, Knowledge, Affliction, Ignorance, Vanity, Will)

"As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Men, Death, Fight, Ignorance, Misery, Order)

"No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God."
- Saint Patrick
(Related: God, Truth, Thought, Ignorance, Pleasure)

"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire."
- William Penn
(Related: Knowledge, Clothes, Humility, Ignorance, Poor, Pride)

"Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing."
- Irene Peter
(Related: Ignorance)

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Ignorance, Logic)

"How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance."
- Petrarch
(Related: Ignorance, Reputation)

"A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Ignorance, Needs, Press, World)

"To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence."
- Ann Plato
(Related: Benevolence, Ignorance)

"Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune."
- Plato
(Related: Cleverness, Evil, Ignorance, Learning, Misfortune, Training)

"Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal."
- Plato
(Related: Being, Cleverness, Evil, Extreme, Ignorance, Learning)

"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil."
- Plato
(Related: Evil, Ignorance)

"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Opinion)

"Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Infinite)

"Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England."
- Horace Porter
(Related: England, Ignorance, Providence, Smile)

"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Ignorance is not bliss, but in my case, that was."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Ignorance)

"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Knowledge, Argument, Ignorance)

"Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Trust, Ideas, Books, Ignorance, Kids, Talk)

"Ignorance is the mother of all evils."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Mother, Ignorance)

"The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance."
- John Rawls
(Related: Ignorance, Justice, Principles)

"Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Ignorance, Leaders, Now, Republican, Research)

"We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Compassion, Future, Ideology, Ignorance, Past, Reason)

"Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Ignorance, Salvation)

"In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Love, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Ignorance)

"When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Ignorance)

"America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few."
- Will Rogers
(Related: America, Ignorance, Novelty, Will)

"To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Ignorance)

"Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Knowledge, Certainty, Ignorance, Philosophy, Sense, Skepticism)

"If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Gain, Ignorance, Man, Opinion, Will)

"Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance."
- Saadi
(Related: Wisdom, Ignorance, May, Order, Will)

"Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care."
- William Safire
(Related: Apathy, Care, Ignorance, Speech)

"We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Power, Science, Technology, Disaster, Faces, Ignorance)

"When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Accident, Children, Deep, Ignorance, Motherhood, Race, Result, Will, Yearning)

"Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts."
- George Santayana
(Related: Facts, Ignorance, Theory)

"Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Advertising, Criticism, Ignorance)

"There is no darkness but ignorance."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Darkness, Ignorance)

"I say there is no darkness but ignorance."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Darkness, Ignorance)

"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: God, Knowledge, Heaven, Ignorance)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Ignorance, Study)

"I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: People, Opportunity, Fight, Ignorance, Poverty, Want)

"My top most priority is to deal with India's massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time."
- Manmohan Singh
(Related: Time, Disease, Ignorance, Poverty, Problems)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."
- Socrates
(Related: Fact, Ignorance, Nothing)

"Scientific men can hardly escape the charge of ignorance with regard to the precise effect of the impact of modern science upon the mode of living of the people and upon their civilisation."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Men, Science, People, Effect, Ignorance, Living)

"On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist so to the scientific man is ignorance."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Crime, Ignorance, Man, Sin)

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most extravagant and costly to human growth has been the waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Age, Growth, Ignorance, Waste)

"Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Ignorance)

"A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: People, Ignorance, Jury)

"A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Men, Ignorance, Jury)

"The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Ignorance, Pride, Self)

"Chance is a name for our ignorance."
- Leslie Stephen
(Related: Chance, Ignorance, Name)

"The level of ignorance is declining, and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it for various ends is increasing."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Ability, Ignorance)

"Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate, but you wouldn't really call that privacy. That's ignorance."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Home, Circumstance, Circumstances, Ignorance, Privacy)

"In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Peace, People, Fear, Hope, Islam, Darkness, Ignorance, Light, Mankind, World)

"One's ignorance is one's chief asset."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Ignorance)

"Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Ignorance, Prejudice)

"I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Forgiveness, Ignorance, Sin)

"It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile."
- Sting
(Related: Ignorance, Man, Smile)

"Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Truth, Ignorance, Understanding, Will)

"In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance."
- John Strachan
(Related: Churches, Growing up, Ignorance, Necessity, Schools, Sexes, Years)

"Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art."
- Lytton Strachey
(Related: Art, First, Ignorance, Perfection)

"To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: People, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives."
- Saint Teresa
(Related: Peace, People, Actions, Ignorance, May, Motives)

"Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Ignorance, Skill)

"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Friendship, Knowledge, Darkness, Ignorance)

"Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved."
- Thucydides
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Causes, Ignorance, Mankind, Ruin)

"I would point out that the cultural advance of these people has been suppressed in the past and continues to be suppressed in the present by policies designed to keep them in ignorance."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: People, Ignorance, Past, Present)

"The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Act, First, Ignorance)

"And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Act, Ignorance, May, Punishment, Theory)

"All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Success, Confidence, Ignorance)

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Life, Confidence, Ignorance, Succeed)

"Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts."
- Jean Vanier
(Related: People, Belief, Envy, Gifts, Ignorance)

"Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!"
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Ignorance, Open)

"The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Genius, Truth, Ignorance, Race, Will)

"It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge."
- Voltaire
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Virtue, Ignorance, Spirit, Superstition, Virginity)

"It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Ignorance)

"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Time, Ignorance, Learning, Waste)

"Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance."
- Isaac Watts
(Related: Ignorance)

"We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance."
- Warren Weaver
(Related: Science, Ignorance)

"There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Communication, Fact, First, Forgetfulness, Ignorance)

"We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance."
- John Archibald Wheeler
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Sea)

"It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it was made a crime under the former order of things to learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God."
- George H. White
(Related: God, Crime, Ignorance, Letters, Order, Word)

"My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance."
- Ryan White
(Related: Family, People, Hatred, Ignorance, Victims)

"Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Community, Giving, Ignorance, Journalism, Opinions)

"I really wish there was some big brother conspiracy theory. I just think it's the ignorance of trying to make a dollar. That's what the networks have done and will continue to do. If anyone doesn't think that this is about making money, then they're crazy."
- Montel Williams
(Related: Money, Brother, Ignorance, Theory, Trying, Will)

"I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments."
- William John Wills
(Related: Ignorance, Nothing, Vice)

"Ignorance breeds fear."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Fear, Ignorance)

"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."
- William Wirt
(Related: Curiosity, Desire, Ignorance, May)

"There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Happiness, Life, Ignorance, Nothing, Vanity, Youth)

"We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Science, Ignorance, Nothing)

"If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Ignorance, Will)

"If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Truth, Courage, Disappointment, Ignorance)

"Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion."
- Philip Wylie
(Related: Ignorance)