Tuesday, 19 February 2013


A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. - Benjamin Franklin

All you've got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you'll find people who are eager to fill your head with information. - Walt Disney

Any frontal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession: their ignorance. - Hendrik Willem van Loon

Be not ashamed to own thy ignorance of some things. - Edward Counsel

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin

Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it. - Publilius Syrus

Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know. - Eoin Colfer

Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects. We are all ignorant about different things. - Will Rogers

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. - Galileo Galilei

I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evil. - Aeschylus 

Ignorance is more costly to any state than education. - Booker 

Ignorance is better than knowledge misapplied. - Norman MacDonald

Ignorance is blinding. We fall in love with what we believe, and become resistant to change, to seeing a different viewpoint, to the point of not even acknowledging that there may even be another valid viewpoint. When that happens, we're blind – blind to ourselves, to others, to what matters. - Jeanette Angell

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

Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius. - Luc de Clapiers

Ignorance is often the blindness of the soul. - Edward Counsel

Ignorance is the cause of fear. - Seneca

Ignorance is the deepest darkness. - Unknown

Ignorance is the mother of all evils. - Francois Rabelais

Ignorance is the necessary condition of life itself. If we knew everything we could not endure existence for a single hour. - Anatole France

Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star. - Confucius

Ignorance isn't bliss, but sometimes ignorance makes it possible for us to sleep at night. - Dean Koontz

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

Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance. - Sydney J. Harris

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. - Plato

Nothing is worse than active ignorance. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It doesn't matter if you are ignorant so long as you can find people to know stuff for you. - K. J. Parker

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

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

It would be difficult to dispel ignorance unless there is freedom to pursue the truth unfettered by fear. - Aung San Suu Kyi

Losing our ignorance can be dangerous because our ignorance is a shield. - Dan Simmons

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain. - Tryon Edwards

Noting in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King Jr.

On entering this world our starting-point is ignorance. None, however, but idiots remain there. - Horace Mann

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. - Socrates

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. - Doug Larson

The darkest night is ignorance. - Gautama Buddha

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

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. - Wayne Dyer

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes. Ignorance is the womb of monsters. - Henry Ward Beecher

The insolence of the vulgar is in proportion to their ignorance. They treat everything with contempt which they do not understand. - William Hazlitt

The most violent element in society is ignorance. - Emma Goldman

The only thing worse than human ignorance is human pride in that ignorance. - George Takei

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it. - Frank A. Clark

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

The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along. - Arnold Glasgow

The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate. - Dr. Wayne Dyer

The unprepared will eventually be destroyed; ignorance is no hiding place. Tony Ballantyne

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

There is no darkness, but ignorance. - William Shakespeare 

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. - Johann Von Goethe

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. - Benjamin Disraeli

To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. - Amos Bronson Alcott

What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark. - Henry Ford

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. - Walter Cronkite

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