Ignorance Sayings and Quotes

They say ignorance is bliss, but is it really? While not knowing or being unaware can be enjoyable for a time, it could prove to be harmful. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful ignorance quotes, proverbs, and sayings.

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
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
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw
Ignorance is always afraid of change. Jawaharlal Nehru
To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence. Ann Plato
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. Plato
If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people. Victor Cousin
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. Cicero
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Dalai Lama
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. Wayne Dyer
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. Horace Mann
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
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. Confucius
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 the dominion of absurdity. James Anthony Froude
The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance. Samuel Butler
Ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi
Ignorance never settles a question. Benjamin Disraeli
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers
To be concious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step toward knowledge. Benjamin Disraeli
I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have got so much more of it. Mark Twain
The little I know, I own to ignorance. Sacha Guity
By ignorance the truth is known. Heinrich Suso
It may be that the ignorant man, alone, has any chance to mate his life with life. Wallace Stevens
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. Socrates
The most violent element in society is ignorance. Emma Goldman
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Teach the ignorant as much as you can. Victor Hugo
Ignorance is still better than martyrdom. Ira N. Barin
Isn't it funny how ignorance is the source of strength of so many? Lionel Suggs
Ignorance is an underrated virtue, my lord. Andrew Levkoff
Ignorance may be bliss, but only if it outweighs curiosity. Victoria Schwab
Read it wisely, Little One, for the power of ignorance is great. Stephen Fry
Is it not ignorance that we share? A lie takes two. The truth we find alone. Anthony Marais
Ignorance must be prosecuted when arrested. The only way for its arrest is by information and the only way for prosecution is through reading and learning of new things. Israelmore Ayivor
Even one voice in a wilderness of ignorance is a voice that is heard by someone. Kristen Ashley
Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science. James Clerk Maxwell
Ignorance is not a capital crime. It is a correctable condition. Laura Knight-Jadczyk
To turn down knowledge is to resign to ignorance. Kyle Schmalenberg
To know you are ignorant is the beginning of wisdom. Marion Zimmer Bradley
Ignorance must be a fun place to live; my parents seem to vacation there year-round. Nenia Campbell
The ignorance we’re ignorant of is the ignorance most difficult to remedy. Leah Hager Cohen
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance. Saul Bellow
The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge. Aldous Huxley
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. Alfred North Whitehead
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of ignorance. A. Bronson Alcott
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. Anatole France
Ignorance is right! Christopher Andrea
You can still be sincere and still be stupid. Charles F. Kettering
The mist of ignorance, esteems untrue. Rejecting whatsoever is a wonder. Ludovico Ariosto
It is when within the darkness of ignorance when you shout do you shine. William Andrews
In guiltless ignorance, in ignorant guilt. Stephen Crane
For ignorance, its growth and its protection. Ezra Pound
Through ignorance, all troubles did surmount. Anne Bradstreet
Pain and ignorance lead to great joy and knowledge because the Supreme Being has created nothing vain under the sun. Khalil Gibran
All ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again. Edward Estlin Cummings
Ignorance is bliss. Robert William Service