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Ignorance Quotes

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Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

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At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John F. Kennedy

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

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

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

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

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

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

There is no sin but ignorance.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and
the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
- Thucydides

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify
we give the name of knowledge.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists
as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin

Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
- Bennett Cerf

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty.
- Nancy Cartwright

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance,
allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
- James A. Baldwin

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures,
and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures,
cause inconstancy.
- Blaise Pascal

There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
the former begets knowledge,
the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
- Hippocrates

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with
the popular ignorance and also with the great need
of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
- Cleveland Abbe

Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding
of the depths of our ignorance;
and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
- Robert Millikan

The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency,
is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
- Baruch Spinoza

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.

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

To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
- John Ruskin

The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.
- George Kimble


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