The Ignorance Of Wisdom – Quote Collection

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”
~ Samuel Butler

“Ignorance is strength.”
~ George Orwell

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

“To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.”
~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

“It is better to confess ignorance than provide it.”
~ Homer Hickam

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

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

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”
~ Akhenaten

“Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.”
~ Hugo De Groot

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
~ Winston Churchill

“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

“It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.”
~ Jeremy Taylor

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.”
~ Mark Twain

“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

“It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.”
~ Mignon McLaughlin

“Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.”
~ Plato

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

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.”
~ Saadi

“It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.”
~ Saint Jerome

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”
~ Socrates

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

“You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
~ Will Rogers

“Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.”
~ William Blake

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.”
~ William G. McAdoo