101 Best Ignorance Sayings and Ignorance Quotes

Ignore those people who talk about you behind your back, that’s where they belong.

Ignore those people who talk about you behind your back, that’s where they belong.

All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.– Samuel Johnson

All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.– Samuel Johnson

Anything was better than nothing. Half- full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.

Anything was better than nothing. Half- full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.

Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand.

Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand.

Be careful about how you treat people. You think you don’t care about them because you might need them one day.

Be careful about how you treat people. You think you don’t care about them because you might need them one day.

Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?  -Steve Polyak

Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity? -Steve Polyak

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

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

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

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

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. - George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

Collective madness is called sanity.– Paulo Coelho

Collective madness is called sanity.– Paulo Coelho

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance. -Albert Einstain

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance. -Albert Einstain

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

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

Don’t censor yourself to comfort their ignorance.– Jon Stewart

Don’t censor yourself to comfort their ignorance.– Jon Stewart

Education is a system of imposed ignorance.– Noam Chomsky

Education is a system of imposed ignorance.– Noam Chomsky

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.– Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.– Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.– Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.– Paulo Coelho

Explaining to an ignorant person is like knocking at the door of a deaf man.

Explaining to an ignorant person is like knocking at the door of a deaf man.

Explaining to an ignorant person is like knocking at the door of a deaf man.

Explaining to an ignorant person is like knocking at the door of a deaf man.

Fear always springs from ignorance.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear always springs from ignorance.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgetful is a sign of an ignorant mind.

Forgetful is a sign of an ignorant mind.

God save me from him who studies but one book.  - Italian Proverb

God save me from him who studies but one book. – Italian Proverb

Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city.– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city.– Percy Bysshe Shelley

I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. - Cicero

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

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.– Isaac Newton

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.– Isaac Newton

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people? - Stephen Fry

If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people? – Stephen Fry

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got.

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got.

If you have God, you have beauty.

If you have God, you have beauty.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.– Derek Bok

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.– Derek Bok

Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.– Robert Fulghum

Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.– Robert Fulghum

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.- Horace Mann

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.- Horace Mann

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

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

Ignorance is a right!  Education is eroding one of the few democratic freedoms remaining to us.   - Christopher Andrea

Ignorance is a right! Education is eroding one of the few democratic freedoms remaining to us. – Christopher Andrea

Ignorance is always afraid of change.- Jawaharlal Nehru

Ignorance is always afraid of change.- Jawaharlal Nehru

Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.- Oscar Wilde

Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.- Oscar Wilde

Ignorance is never better than knowledge.

Ignorance is never better than knowledge.

Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.  - Robert Browning

Ignorance is not innocence, but sin. – Robert Browning

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

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

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

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

Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.- James Anthony Froude

Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.- James Anthony Froude

Ignorance is the enemy, curiosity the weapon of choice.– Peter D. Ward

Ignorance is the enemy, curiosity the weapon of choice.– Peter D. Ward

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

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

Ignorance is the parent of fear.– Herman Melville

Ignorance is the parent of fear.– Herman Melville

Ignorance is ultimately the worst enemy of a people who want to be free.– Jonathan Hennessey

Ignorance is ultimately the worst enemy of a people who want to be free.– Jonathan Hennessey

Ignorance never settles a question.- Benjamin Disraeli

Ignorance never settles a question.- Benjamin Disraeli

Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject.– Thomas Hobbes

Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject.– Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. – Plato

Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away.– Sophocles

Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away.– Sophocles

It is better to be ignorant than mistaken.– Japanese Proverb

It is better to be ignorant than mistaken.– Japanese Proverb

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.   - William G. McAdoo

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. – William G. McAdoo

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.   - Mignon McLaughlin

It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t. – Mignon McLaughlin

Judging someone by the color of their skin is ignorant. Their skin complexion has nothing to do with their morals, beliefs or intelligence.

Judging someone by the color of their skin is ignorant. Their skin complexion has nothing to do with their morals, beliefs or intelligence.

Knowledge is the key to ultimate power, Ignorance is the door that blocks you.

Knowledge is the key to ultimate power, Ignorance is the door that blocks you.

Knowledge makes people humble. Arrogance makes people ignorant.

Knowledge makes people humble. Arrogance makes people ignorant.

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

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

Light travels faster than sound.  That's why most people seem bright until you hear them speak.   - Author Unknown

Light travels faster than sound. That’s why most people seem bright until you hear them speak. – Author Unknown

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.– John Lennon

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.– John Lennon

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.– Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.– Bertrand Russell

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.- Aldous Huxley

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.- Aldous Huxley

No one loves the man whom he fears. -Aristotle

No one loves the man whom he fears. -Aristotle

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.  - Alfred North Whitehead

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. – Alfred North Whitehead

Only ignorance excuses stupidity.– Nalini Singh

Only ignorance excuses stupidity.– Nalini Singh

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

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

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.– Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.– Confucius

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

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

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.– Hippocrates

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.– Hippocrates

Science is the topography of ignorance.– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Science is the topography of ignorance.– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.   - Tobias Smollett

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. – Tobias Smollett

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe.  I dispute that.  I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.   - Frank Zappa

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. – Frank Zappa

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.– Stephen Hawking

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.– Stephen Hawking

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

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

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

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

The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.- Napoleon Bonaparte

The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.- Napoleon Bonaparte

The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.  -Aldous Huxley

The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge. -Aldous Huxley

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.– Nicholas Sparks

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.– Nicholas Sparks

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

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

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.  - Mark Twain

The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right. – Mark Twain

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.   - Josh Billings

The trouble with people is not that they don’t know but that they know so much that ain’t so. – Josh Billings

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.   - Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. – Bertrand Russell

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.- Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.- Samuel Butler

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.– Hippocrates

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.– Hippocrates

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

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence. - Ann Plato

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

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence. - Ann Plato

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

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.– Joe Abercrombie

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.– Joe Abercrombie

Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.– Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.– Confucius

We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.– Booker T. Washington

We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.– Booker T. Washington

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.- Dalai Lama

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.- Dalai Lama

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.– St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.– St. Francis of Assisi

You can be sincere and still be stupid.   - Charles F. Kettering

You can be sincere and still be stupid. – Charles F. Kettering

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry.  Most people do.  - Norman Juster

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do. – Norman Juster

Your ignorance cramps my conversation.   - Anthony Hope

Your ignorance cramps my conversation. – Anthony Hope

Your ignorance cramps my conversation.   - Anthony Hope

Your ignorance cramps my conversation. – Anthony Hope

A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.– Robert A. Heinlein

A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.– Robert A. Heinlein

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance.  -Saul Bellow

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance. -Saul Bellow

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.– Molière

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.– Molière

A little learning is dangerous, but downright ignorance is even more disastrous.

A little learning is dangerous, but downright ignorance is even more disastrous.

A man is responsible for his ignorance.– Milan Kundera

A man is responsible for his ignorance.– Milan Kundera

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.   - Anatole France

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. – Anatole France

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.– Thomas Fuller

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.– Thomas Fuller

All things truly wicked start from innocence- Ernest Hemingway

All things truly wicked start from innocence- Ernest Hemingway

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