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.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist and comparative anatomist
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.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Canadian-British politician, judge, and author (1796-1865)
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Scottish essayist, historian and philosopher (1795–1881)
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
English fantasy author, humorist, and satirist (1948–2015)
India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet (1872-1950)
Ignorance has its virtues; without it there'd be mighty little conversation.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
English poet, playwright, and actor (1564–1616)
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.