21 thought-provoking quotes about ignorance


To be ignorant, one lacks education and knowledge. Therefore ignorance implies a lack of awareness.

Additionally it means that we are unaware of information and facts.

Also it means we lack an understanding and/or appreciation of other people and their ways.

It can also mean that we deliberately ignore or disregard what’s going on around us and the impact of our actions on other people and society.

It can also imply technical ignorance whereby we’re unaware of how some is done or should be done.

So today I offer you 21 thought-provoking quotes about ignorance to help you to reflect a little more on its significance.

Being ignorant reflects badly on us generally and it should never be seen as a ‘badge of honour’.

Ignorance goes together with stupidity, and that’s not something of which we can be proud.

The cure for ignorance is education and that is a lifelong process.

You don’t have to go to college or university but you must educate yourself constantly, to hone your skills and avoid making stupid mistakes through ignorance.

Investing in your own education throughout life will pay the best dividends I can assure you.

Quotes about ignorance:

  1. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. ~Enrico Fermi
  2. There is no darkness but ignorance. ~William Shakespeare
  3. Ignorance is the mother of all evils. ~Francois Rabelais
  4. Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. ~Plato
  5. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. ~Confucius
  6. Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. ~William Gaddis
  7. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~Jeff Rich
  8. There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. ~Hippocrates
  9. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~Martin Luther King, Jr
  10. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. ~George Bernard Shaw
  11. Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. ~W. Clement Stone
  12. Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. ~William Penn
  13. The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, pride and arrogance. ~Samuel Butler
  14. The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance; and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. ~Albert Camus
  15. 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
  16. Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. ~Robert Quillen
  17. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind. ~Moza bint Nasser
  18. It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t. ~Mignon McLaughlin
  19. You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics. ~will.i.am
  20. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. ~Dalai Lama
  21. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~H.L. Mencken

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