Ignorance Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Ignorance

#1. To worship a sacred mystery was just to worship your own ignorance. - Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
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#2. Without knowledge there can be no sure progress. Vice and barbarism are the inseparable companions of ignorance. Nor is it too much to say that, except in rare instances, the highest virtue is attained only through intelligence. - Author: Charles Sumner
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#3. Worry is half impatience and half ignorance. - Author: Austin O'Malley
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#4. People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don't have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it's divine. And so it is with everything in the universe - Author: Hippocrates
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#5. Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar. - Author: Homer
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#6. Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#7. Reading is a choice. The will to do depends the reader. We may or may not do it but when we kill reading, we kill a purposeful mind. Reading a page of a purposeful book per day is not only a great medicine to the mind but also a powerful antidote to ignorance and mediocrity - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#8. My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance. - Author: Ryan White
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#9. If I prove extravagant, I shall be more so from ignorance than willfulness. I am not wholly insensible to the pleasures of the world, therefore shall not be governed entirely by necessity; but I flatter myself, at least, in being able to restrain their gratification within due bonds. - Author: Washington Allston
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#10. 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. - Author: Jeremy Taylor
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#11. Just as darkness is born of the absence of light, the shadow side of our collective experience is born of ignorance of the underlying truth of the unity of life. - Author: John Hagelin
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#12. Do not try to entrap others with your haughty knowledge. To your wide surprise, they will entrap you with their lengthy ignorance. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#13. I was only limited by my ignorance, by my fear, and by my own sense of right and wrong. - Author: Amy Harmon
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#14. Ignorance: the root of all evil. - Author: Plato
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#15. You will eventually face a greater truth, willingly or unwillingly. Those who willingly choose to see a greater truth now are given potential freedom through enlightenment, while those who choose to blind themselves are resigned to slavery through ignorance. - Author: Derek Doepker
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#16. A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#17. Self-complacency is the companion of ignorance. - Author: Solomon Schechter
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#18. We might not be equal in what we know but we are surely equal, in what we do not know. - Author: Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya
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#19. With ignorance comes fear- from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance. - Author: Kathleen Patel
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#20. It's the concert of knowledge and ignorance that underwrites our decisions. - Author: R. Scott Bakker
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#21. It's only when you have grazed on the lower slopes of your own ignorance and begun to understand the great vistas of nonknowledge that you have, that you can claim to have been educated at all. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#22. I come armed with a really good ignorance. I don't strive toward ignorance. I come by it naturally. - Author: Alan Alda
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#23. Ignorance as a deliberate choice, can be used to reinforce prejudice and discrimination. - Author: Ian Leslie
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#24. One who preserves all the exterior decencies of ignorance. - Author: Samuel Foote
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#25. Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing. You don't put kids under surveillance: it might frighten you. Parents should sit tall in the saddle and look upon their troops with a noble and benevolent and extremely nearsighted gaze. - Author: Garrison Keillor
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#26. The trouble with most folks isn't their ignorance. It's knowin' so many things that ain't so. - Author: Josh Billings
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#27. The burden you are carrying around is the burden of self. You seek release from that. You want to let it all go. You want to forget who you are and what you are. You wish to be the whole universe, infinite, endless. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#28. Granted that we want the truth: WHY NOT RATHER untruth? And uncertainty? Even ignorance? The problem of the value of truth presented itself before us - or was it we who presented ourselves before the problem? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#29. Light in Greek is the same thing as knowledge which is the opposite of ignorance. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#30. Though we do not have many poets, we certainly have more than we deserve, for we deserve none at all. It is ourselves that we are hurting by our stupidity and ignorance of poetry ... - Author: Elizabeth Janeway
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#31. Yes, please leave us, the mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us. - Author: Gene L. Coon
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#32. A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor. - Author: George William Curtis
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#33. 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. - Author: Alice Hamilton
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#34. Each human being can at once be a fighter and forgiver. When self-doubt tortures him, he most play the role of a fighter. And when his own ignorance humiliates him, he must play the role of a forgiver. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#35. It's no surprise that the Bush administration's bullying swagger and blithe ignorance have caused much of the Muslim world to hold the U.S. in rock-bottom regard. - Author: Graydon Carter
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#36. I hope I reach the point where epiphanies become so commonplace that I scarcely bother to register them: Oh look, another epiphany - as we acquire knowledge we become mired in the ignorance of the educated, delivered from the wisdom of innocence by a corrupted midwife. Now what's on telly? - Author: Anonymous
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#37. "Faith is what's wrong with the world, Aidan. Or don't you follow the news?"
"That's not faith," he says. "That's the complete lack of it. If any one of those mass-genocidal idiots had faith, they wouldn't have the insane need to prove it to others." - Author: Cyma Rizwaan Khan
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#38. Ignorance of the facts of life gave me my beloved son, Dickon, but at what cost to both him and me, I cannot hazard a guess. - Author: Kate O'Mara
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#39. Ignorance, hatred and greed are killing nature. - Author: Masanobu Fukuoka
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#40. Ignorance isn't a sword. It's a weight that drags a soul swirling to the bottom of the sea. - Author: Melodie Ramone
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#41. Pride comes from not knowing yourself and the world. The older you grow, and the more you see, the less reason you will find for being proud. Ignorance and inexperience are the pedestal of pride; once the pedestal is removed - pride will soon come down. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#42. Error is worse than ignorance. - Author: Philip James Bailey
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#43. Whoever said ignorance is bliss must have died a horrible death with a really surprised look on his face. - Author: Lisa Shearin
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#44. There is no limit to stupidity. - Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity. - Author: Gene Wolfe
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#45. If the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) raises the hackles of the conspiracy theorists, the Bilderberg meetings must induce apocalyptic visions of omnipotent international bankers plotting with unscrupulous government officials to impose cunning schemes on an ignorant and unsuspecting world. - Author: David Rockefeller
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#46. How long, I wonder, will ignorance spell purity and knowledge shame? - Author: Rosamond Lehmann
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#47. There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause. - Author: Adam Clarke
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#48. Some folks are wise and some otherwise. - Author: Josh Billings
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#49. You'll see that it'll take more than five and a half months to wipe away peel;scrape away the blanket of ignorance that has been plastered and replastered over those brains in the past three hundred years. You'll see. - Author: Matthew Antoine
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#50. The greatest slave is not he who is ruled by a despot, great though that evil be, but he who is in the thrall of his own moral ignorance, selfishness, and vice. - Author: Samuel Smiles
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#51. This castaway, that, like a man transplanted into another planet, was separated by an immense space from his past and by an immense ignorance from his future. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#52. There is no slight danger from general ignorance; and the only choice which Providence has graciously left to a vicious government is either to fall by the people, if they are suffered to become enlightened, or with them, if they are kept enslaved and ignorant. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#53. Our enemies are not the Jews or the Christians, our enemy is our own ignorance. - Author: Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
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#54. The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period. - Author: George Washington
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#55. The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person's argument no matter how divergent their views may seem. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#56. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins. Benjamin Franklin - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#57. I win by means of nothing but logic and I surrender to nothing but logic. I do not surrender my reason or deal with men who surrender theirs. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#58. Brahman is the ultimate reality; it is simultaneously Saguna and Nirguna; divisions are due to ignorance. Mind and intellect can never catch hold of it; they have only one option and that is to merge with it. - Author: Amit Ray
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#59. I took acres of fertile ignorance up to that place. And they started to pour preconceptions all over it. Like forty tons of cement. No thanks. I got out before it hardened. I did a year, passed - Author: William McIlvanney
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#60. Wisdom is a weapon, knowledge is the armor, and ignorance the enemy. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#61. Understanding is better than ignorance. Ignorance, unlike life, unlike narrative, is static. Understanding implies a forward motion, thus the possibility of change. - Author: Robert Charles Wilson
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#62. You can bet the rent money that whatever politicians do will end up harming consumers ... Economic ignorance is to politicians what idle hands are to the devil. Both provide the workshop for the creation of evil. - Author: Walter E. Williams
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#63. Whoever will imagine a perpetual confession of ignorance, a judgment without leaning or inclination, on any occasion whatever, hasa conception of Pyrrhonism. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#64. The only enemy is ignorance. Peace, people. Let's get rid of all this nuclear testing. - Author: Jon Bon Jovi
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#65. A knowledgeable manager can lend to the success of an organization "almost" as much as a poorly trained manager can damage it. - Author: Mark W. Boyer
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#66. Is the basic teaching of Buddhism - on ignorance, deliverance and enlightenment - really life-denying, or is it rather the same kind of life-affirming liberation that we find in the Good News of Redemption, the Gift of the Spirit, and the New Creation? - Author: Thomas Merton
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#67. Slavery is the parent of ignorance, and ignorance begets a whole brood of follies and vices; and every one of these is inevitably hostile to literary culture. - Author: Hinton Rowan Helper
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#68. If any man is able to convince me and show me that I do not think or act right, I will gladly change; for I seek the truth by which no man was ever injured. But he is injured who abides in his error and ignorance. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#69. The time will come when all people will view with horror light way in which society and its courts of law now take human life; and when that time comes, the way will be clear to device some better method of dealing with poverty and ignorance and their frequent byproducts, which we call crime. - Author: Clarence Darrow
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#70. You can be in a state of mind for a few seconds and forget that you were ever in any other state of mind. That's what we mean by illusion. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#71. how cruel is man's ignorance! - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#72. Religious leaders will always avail themselves of public ignorance for their own purpose. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#73. Excellent. Ignorance is most undervalued in a student. - Author: Gail Carriger
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#74. Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity? - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#75. Erik maintained his ignorance in any and every matter he came across, and even improved upon it when he could. The - Author: Steven Brust
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#76. Don't ever mistake silence for ignorance, when it is obviously stupidity - Author: Josh Stern
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#77. 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. - Author: Isaiah Berlin
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#78. Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#79. Traders lose because the game is hard, or out of ignorance, or lack of discipline or because of both. - Author: Alexander Elder
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#80. Ignorance of ignorance, then, is that self-satisfied state of unawareness in which man, knowing nothing outside the limited area of his physical senses, bumptiously declares there is nothing more to know! - Author: Manly Hall
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#81. Plato was right when he said that all evil comes from ignorance. He forgot that ignorance also comes from evil. - Author: Peter Kreeft
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#82. The only sin in the world is ignorance. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#83. How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself. - Author: Gore Vidal
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#84. Ignorance, poverty, and greed must disappear so that light can prevail in all places. - Author: Helen Keller
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#85. The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance. - Author: Socrates
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#86. Praying in a Temple is like Lighting a Candle. One kills the ignorance and the other kills the darkness . - Author: Gaurav Rao
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#87. I would like to think of my 'ignorance' less as a personal failing and more as a massive cultural trend, an example of doubling, of psychic numbing, that characterizes the end of the millennium. If we can't act on knowledge, then we can't survive without ignorance. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
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#88. Ignorance plays the chief part among men, and the multitude of words. - Author: Diogenes Laertius
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#89. But let a man know that there are things to be known, of which he is ignorant, and it is so much carved out of his domain of universal knowledge. - Author: Horace Mann
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#90. When we are born we are magical and loving and full of wonder. But darkness and ignorance surround us at every corner. Until the day someone calls us a monster or a devil and we believe them. - Author: Philip Ridley
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#91. The more I see of the country, the less I feel I know about it. There is a saying that after five years in the north every man is an expert; after ten years, a novice. - Author: Pierre Berton
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#92. It's the truth I'm after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#93. To know one's ignorance is the best part of knowledge. - Author: Laozi
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#94. The stars in the sky last for billions of years. That's nothing to the mind, nothing. It's an instant, a millisecond. The mind shines radiantly forever. But we don't see the shine because of the clutter. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#95. The thing about stereotyping is it's usually just throwing rocks into a crowd hoping to hit somebody who deserves it. - Author: Criss Jami
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#96. 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. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#97. The privileges of knowledge have to be bought at the cost of the consolations of ignorance. - Author: John Fowles
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#98. you cloak your offence by ignorance, saying that you did not know my determination in this matter. it is a double offence to do ill and color it so. - Author: Julia Fox
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#99. Ignorance," he rejoined, sounding cross. "You modern people live in your own version of the Dark Ages, dismissing anything you can't understand. If the relic didn't stop him, what the hell did? - Author: Sylvain Reynard
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#100. Science is trumped by ignorance when the ignorant are given a vote. - Author: Chuck Wendig
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