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40 Ignorance Quotes

Ignorance is often likened to a dark veil that shrouds the mind. In the realm of wisdom, it is said that “ignorance is bliss,” suggesting that sometimes, not knowing can bring comfort. However, as Socrates wisely noted, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” This paradox reminds us that acknowledging our ignorance is the first step towards enlightenment. Similarly, Confucius emphasized the importance of learning, stating, “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” These sayings highlight the transformative power of awareness, guiding us towards the light of knowledge, and ultimately, a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Ignorance Quotes

Ignorance Quotes



1. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

-Mark Twain



2. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

-George Orwell



3. “Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.”

-Benjamin Franklin



4. “Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



5. “Natural selection will not remove ignorance from future generations.”

-Richard Dawkins



6. “Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.”

-Oscar Wilde



7. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”

-Dalai Lama



8. “I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.”




9. “Ignorance is the mother of admiration.”

-George Chapman



10. “The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”

-John F. Kennedy



11. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.”




12. “Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.”




13. “In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.”

-Theodore Dreiser



14. “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

-William Shakespeare



15. “Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.”

-Robert Quillen



16. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

-Jeff Rich



17. “Indeed, the most important product of knowledge is ignorance.”

-David Gross



18. “One’s ignorance is one’s chief asset.”

-Wallace Stevens



19. “His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.”

-Arthur Conan Doyle



20. “Ignorance is the mother of all evils.”

-Francois Rabelais



21. “Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.”

-Publilius Syrus



22. “To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.”

-Ann Plato



23. “Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.”

-Aldous Huxley



24. “Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.”




25. “The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.”




26. “I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.”




27. “One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.”

-Robert Staughton Lynd



28. “Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.”

-James Anthony Froude



29. “Ignorance speaks loudly, so as to be heard; but its volume proves reason to doubt every word.”

-Wes Fessler



30. “Ignorance never settles a question.”

-Benjamin Disraeli



31. “To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.”

-John Ruskin



32. “The most violent element in society is ignorance.”

-Emma Goldman



33. “There is no slavery but ignorance.”

-Robert Green Ingersoll



34. “It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.”




35. “To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.”

-Jeremy Taylor



36. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

-Wayne Dyer



37. “The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”

-Napoleon Bonaparte



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

-Elbert Hubbard



39. “The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge.”

-Max Heindel



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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.