70 Ignorance quotes that'll help raise your apprehension

Ignorance means a lack of information and knowledge. A person in this state is called ignorant. They say ignorance is bliss, which means if you don't know about something, you don't have to worry about it. But to know nothing is dangerous and sometimes deadly. May these quotes about ignorance and stupidity provide you with helpful insights about ignorance.

Ignorance quotes that'll help raise your apprehension
1. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” – Walter Cronkite

2. “To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.” – Lao Tzu

3. “Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.” – Steve Jobs

4. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

6. “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” – Harlan Ellison

7. “Living is easy with eyes closed.” – John Lennon

8. “There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” – G.K. Chesterton

9. “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ignorance quotes that'll help raise your apprehension
10. “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

11. “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

13. “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

14. “Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Ignorance quotes that'll help raise your apprehension
15. “Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.” – Plato

16. “If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.” – Victor Cousin

17. “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” – Saul Bellow

18. “Ignorance is the parent of fear.” – Herman Melville

19. “A man is responsible for his ignorance.” – Milan Kundera
Ignorance quotes that'll help raise your apprehension
20. “There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” – Hippocrates

21. “Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill

22. “A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.” – Daniel Handler

23. “The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

24. “Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.” – Oscar Wilde
Ignorance quotes that'll help raise your apprehension
25. “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.” – Voltaire

26. “Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. It all stems from ignorance.” – Jim Rohn

27. “Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.” – Michel de Montaigne

28. “Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.” – Anonymous

29. “A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.” – Moliere

30. “Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.” – Aldous Huxley

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31. “It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.” – Voltaire

32. “I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.” – Cicero

33. “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

34. “Until you can ignore ignorance, neglect negativity, and disregard disrespect, you’re not ready for the next level. Success isn’t for the weak.” – Anonymous

35. “Anything was better than nothing. Half-full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.” – Becca Fitzpatrick

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

37. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” – Dalai Lama

38. “Ignorance is always afraid of change.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

39. “Most people are drowning in their delusional ignorance without knowing that their suffering was created by themselves.” – Jakusho Kwong Roshi

40. “Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you do not know, you are bold. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge hesitates. And the more you know, the more you feel that the ground underneath is dissolving. The more you know, the more you feel how ignorant you are.” – Osho

41. “Awaken from ignorance so that you may live your dreams.” – ATGW

42. “Fear always springs from ignorance.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “Whoever said ignorance is bliss must have died a horrible death with a really surprised look on his face.” – Lisa Shearin

44. “Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, hate, drama or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be.” – Anonymous

45. “Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.” – Jay Bylsma

46. “Our ignorance can be divided into problems and mysteries. When we face a problem, we may not know its solution, but we have insight, increasing knowledge, and an inkling of what we are looking for. When we face a mystery, however, we can only stare in wonder and bewilderment, not knowing what an explanation would even look like.” – Noam Chomsky

47. “Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be. And I do not like feeling stupid.” – Lois McMaster Bujold

48. “Prejudice is a product of ignorance that hides behind barriers of tradition.” – Jasper Fforde

49. “Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture.” – Robert Fulghum

50. “A wise man makes his own decisions, but an ignorant man mindlessly follows the crowd.” – Chinese Proverb

51. “Ignorance, as they say, is usually fatal, but sometimes it can be bliss.” – Eoin Colfer

52. “Ignorance should not be tolerated. It isn't worthy of our understanding or sympathy.” – Ethan Hunter

53. “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, pride, and annoyance.” – Samuel Butler

54. “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” – Elbert Hubbard

55. “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

56. “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

57. “Ignorance never settles a question.” – Benjamin Disraeli

58. “Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.” – James Anthony Froude

59. “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” – Will Rogers

60. “To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.” – Ann Plato

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

62. “Ignorance deprives people of freedom because they do not know what alternatives there are. It is impossible to choose to do what one has never heard of.” – Ralph B. Perry

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

64. “Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.” – Horace Mann

65. “Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.” – Publilius Syrus

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

67. “They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.” – Terry Pratchett

68. “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” – Plato

69. “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

70. “Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” – Thomas Paine

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