Ignorance Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Ignorance quotes and Ignorance sayings, and Ignorance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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


"The three most powerful and most apparent means used by Rome to retain her power over the minds of her votaries are Ignorance, Superstition, and Persecution. "

Charles Spurgeon

"Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood. "


"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

"The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy."

Blaise Pascal

"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."

Bertrand Russell

"Admiration is the daughter of ignorance."

Benjamin Franklin

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."

Benjamin Franklin

"He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong."

Benjamin Disraeli

"His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge."

Arthur Conan Doyle

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

Stephen Hawking

"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

"Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity."

James Anthony Froude

"The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance."

Samuel Butler

"Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone."

Oscar Wilde

"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

"Ignorance is not innocence, but sin."

Robert Browning

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


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

Wes Fessler

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

Elbert Hubbard

"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

"Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know."

Aldous Huxley

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

Will Rogers

"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

"The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance."

Napoleon Bonaparte

"Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it."

Publilius Syrus

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


"Ignorance never settles a question."

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Wayne Dyer

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