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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is one thing to be said for ignorance — it sure causes a lot of interesting arguments.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Fear always springs from ignorance.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
Blithering ignorance can be found wherever you choose to live.
Don't be a prisoner of ignorance. The world is larger, far more complicated, and far more wonderful than ignorance allows.
Ignorance is not bliss—it is oblivion.
The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
Ignorance is bold, and knowledge reserved.
The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain't so.
Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Nothing will divide this nation more than ignorance, and nothing can bring us together better than an educated population.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.
Probably the most honest "self-made man" ever was the one we heard say: "I got to the top the hard way—fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way."
No human folly can suppress the conceit of ignorance.
The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing.
I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it.
Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.
From ignorance our comfort flows. The only wretched are the wise.
Ignorance is the womb of monsters.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Ignorance is not bliss — it is oblivion.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look—historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
The great pleasure of ignorance is, after all, the pleasure of asking questions. The man who has lost this pleasure or exchanged it for the pleasure of dogma, which is the pleasure of answering, is already beginning to stiffen.
Ignorance is always afraid of change. It fears the unknown and sticks to its rut, however miserable it may be there. In its blindness it stumbles on anyhow.
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
Profound ignorance makes a man dogmatic.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
If you think education is expensive—try ignorance.
Envy is ignorance.
Where ignorance is bliss 'Tis folly to be wise.
The voice of the intelligence is soft and weak, said Freud. It is drowned out by the roar of fear.
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To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Too many of our countrymen rejoice in stupidity, look upon ignorance as a badge of honor. They condemn everything they don't understand.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is great.
Ignorance is the wet-nurse of prejudice.
The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Ignorance is the only unpardonable sin.
The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and arrogance.
Gross ignorance—144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
The whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other.
It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never be known: but ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
The more one thinks, the more one feels the hopeless immensity of man's ignorance.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.
It was as useless to fight against the interpretations of ignorance as to whip the fog.
It is a common sentence that Knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of Ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
Life teaches us that we are never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Stupidity's the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
People are ignorant of the things that affect their actions, yet they rarely feel ignorant. We need to accept our ignorance and say "I don't know" more often.
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Theology is now little more than a branch of human ignorance. Indeed, it is ignorance with wings.
A man's ignorance is as much his private property, and as precious in his own eyes, as his family Bible.
Contrary to popular superstition, ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is impotence; it is fear; it is cruelty; it is all the things that make for unhappiness.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.
Reality cannot be ignored except at a price; and the longer the ignorance is persisted in, the higher and the more terrible becomes the price that must be paid.
Only the very ignorant are perfectly satisfied that they know.
Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal.
Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an active aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or laziness of mind.
Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing. You don't put kids under surveillance: it might frighten you.
So long as the mother, Ignorance, lives, it is not safe for Science, the offspring, to divulge the hidden causes of things.
We find that in research a certain amount of intelligent ignorance is essential to progress; for, if you know too much, you won't try the thing.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up all the vacuities of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Ignorance is the parent of fear.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
It is the duty of scientists to dispel ignorance.
Ignorance, like intelligence, should be measured on a sliding scale.
There is no darkness but ignorance.
Ignorance is a self-generating state of mind; one of its characteristics is that it doesn't recognize itself as ignorance.
There is nothing more powerful than ignorance, not even intelligence.
There is only one good, knowledge, and only one evil, ignorance.
Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Ignorance is a great deal more eager to instruct wisdom than wisdom is to instruct ignorance.