He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.
— John Gay
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.
POSITIVISM, n. A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent. Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
If the children are untaught, their ignorance and vices will in future life cost us much dearer in their consequences than it would have done in their correction by a good education.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
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 beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment
I have passed in ignorance through a cycle of many rebirths, seeking the builder of the house. Continuous rebirth is a painful thing. But now, housebuilder, I have found you out. You will not build me a house again. All your rafters are broken, your ridge-pole shattered. My mind is free from active thought, and has made an end of craving.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
RELIGION, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
The field is a halfway house, halfway between the detail of those intimately known places and the ignorance of a landscape view ... The essence of a field is that the cultural accommodates the natural there. The human being makes room for and makes use of those organisms that are not him. In that way the field is a poem to symbiosis, and a human contract with the natural.
The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
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.
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
LEARNING, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance.
Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
A man is never astonished that he doesn't know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
The great obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Ignorance ... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them.
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Nothing will divide this nation more than ignorance, and nothing can bring us together better than an educated population.
When grown people speak of the innocence of children, they don't really know what they mean. Pressed, they will go a step further and say, Well, ignorance then. The child is neither. There is no crime which a boy of eleven had not envisaged long ago. His only innocence is, he may not yet be old enough to desire the fruits of it ... his ignorance is, he does not know how to commit it.
There was never a time in our history when ignorance of current affairs could be so dangerous.
I hope that my children, at least, if not I myself, will see the day when ignorance of the primary laws and facts of science will be looked upon as a defect only second to ignorance of the primary laws of religion and morality.
We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference. In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.
Ignorance has its virtues; without it there'd be mighty little conversation.