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Ignorance Quotes

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.

Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)

Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer

Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.

Author: Ernest Bevin (1881-1951)

Profession: British Statesman

The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Author: Derek Bok

Profession: American academic

Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.

Author: Frank A. Clark


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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Author: Frank Dane


I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

Author: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Profession: American Lawyer

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.

Author: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Profession: American Lawyer

To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet