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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants,
about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
- Luis Gutierrez

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard

Ignorance breeds fear.
- Mike Wilson

As men are not able to fight against death,
misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads,
in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
- Blaise Pascal

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase
the horizon of ignorance.
- Henry Miller

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force,
is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
- Paul Harris

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

Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
- Heraclitus

The social object of skilled investment should be to
defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
- John Maynard Keynes

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.
- Carla Bley

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

I have never found, in a long experience of politics,
that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
- Harold MacMillan

When you combine ignorance and leverage,
you get some pretty interesting results.
- Warren Buffett

Ignorance is not bliss, but in my case,
that was.
- Victoria Principal

Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
Oh Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
- Leonardo da Vinci

We receive the truths of science by compulsion.
Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
- Chauncey Wright

I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen:
ignorance of theological truth,
and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
- Edward Irving

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance.
We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
- Charles Dudley Warner

To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
- Jeremy Taylor

Ignorance and error are necessary to life,
like bread and water.
- Anatole France

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge,
silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
- Guy Debord

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
- Francois Rabelais

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
- Bodhidharma

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
- Morris Kline

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

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

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen


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