Ignorance Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly.

Benjamin Franklin
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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.

Albert Einstein

The most violent element in society is ignorance.

Emma Goldman

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

William G. McAdoo

Light travels faster than sound.  That's why most people seem bright until you hear them speak.

Unknown Author

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

Amos Bronson

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Will Rogers

Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

Steve Polyak

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance.

Saul Bellow

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

Anatole France

Ignorance never settles a question.

Benjamin Disraeli

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei

The living man who does not learn, is dark, dark, like one walking in the night. 

Ming Lum Paou Keen

There is no darkness but ignorance.

William Shakespeare

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. 

Derek Bok

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

George Eliot

Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

Gustave Flaubert

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

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Elbert Hubbard

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.

Tobias Smollett

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.

John Tillotson

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Benjamin Franklin


If you think knowledge is dangerous, try ignorance.

Mark Twain

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.

Laurence J. Peter

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. 

Sir William Osler

Ignorance is bliss.

Thomas Gray

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.


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