58 quotes about Ignorance
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To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
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There's a sucker born every minute.
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Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.
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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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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.
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I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
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I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
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The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
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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.
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I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
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I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.
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To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
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The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
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A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
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A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
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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.
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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
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It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
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Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
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Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
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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.
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Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
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Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
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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.
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The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.
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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.
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The fact is that we all seem capable of living, because at some time or other we have taken refuge in a lie, in blindness, in enthusiasm, in optimism, in some conviction, in pessimism or something of the sort. He has never taken refuge in anything. He is absolutely incapable of lying. He has nothing to take refuge in, no shelter. It's as if he were naked and everyone else had clothes on.
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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.
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Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
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Ignorance is like the itch -- the less you have of it the better off you are.
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The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
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Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
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Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
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What you don't know can't hurt you .
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You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.
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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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Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.
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Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.
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Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
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There is no darkness, but ignorance.
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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.
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There is one principle that can keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That is contempt prior to investigation.
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The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
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Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
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Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
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Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
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I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it.
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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.
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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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In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.
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Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
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Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance.
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If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy.
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Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.
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