81+ Best Ignorance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge and information. Inspirational ignorance quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Ignorance Quotes

Ignorance breeds fear. Knowledge drives those fears out. M. K. Soni

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

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

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

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

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. Herodotus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Robert Orben

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

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare

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

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

Ignorance is the mother of all evils. Francois Rabelais

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

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

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone

Ignorance can be improved; willful ignorance and inaction is inexcusable. David Brock

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

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare

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

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education. Stephen Covey

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

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

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge. Robert Staughton Lynd

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

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone

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

If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people. Victor Cousin

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

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

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere. Charles Kettering

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Natalie Goldberg

It’s indifference and ignorance that stops people from doing the right thing. Diego Luna

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. John F. Kennedy

If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people. Victor Cousin

A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty. Charles B. Rangel

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

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 breeds fear. Knowledge drives those fears out. M. K. Soni

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

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. Maya Angelou

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

Once a person stops searching for information and self knowledge, ignorance sets in. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Ignorance should not be tolerated. It isn’t worthy of our understanding or sympathy. Ethan Hunter

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

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. It all stems from ignorance. Jim Rohn

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. George Orwell

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

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The key is choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self pity. Og Mandino

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

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. Cyril Connolly

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

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

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. Karl Popper

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

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind. John Tillotson

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

Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance. Nikola Tesla

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. Maya Angelou

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

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free. Bill Richardson

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

The most violent element in society is ignorance. Emma Goldman

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

The biggest roadblock to action on genocide and other human rights crimes is ignorance. Most people just don’t know that such things are happening, and often, if they have a vague idea they are happening, there is a feeling that there is nothing that can be done to stop these crimes. John Prendergast

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

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free. Bill Richardson

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. Plato

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

Racism is a sign of ignorance, in my opinion. It’s people who haven’t been anywhere, haven’t seen the world. Tyson Fury

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

I hope you enjoy reading this collection of meaningful ignorance quotes, collected from a variety of sources over the years.. Let me know which one you like most.

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