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  I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

  By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Innocence is ignorance.  
 -  Lynne Reid Banks
  

  Space is as infinite as we can imagine, and expanding this perspective is what adjusts humankinds focus on conquering our true enemies, the formidable foes: ignorance and limitation.  
 -  Vanna Bonta
  

  My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Prejudice is the child of ignorance.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  There is no slavery but ignorance.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.  
 -  George Bancroft
  

  Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.  
 -  William E. Gladstone
  

  Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.  
 -  Thomas C. Haliburton
  

  It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.  
 -  William E. Gladstone
  

  Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  Evil is not power; it is ignorance and misuse of good.  
 -  James Allen
  

  A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.  
 -  John Kenneth Galbraith
  

  People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Until as recently as November of 1966, I had complete faith in the Warren Report. Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance, since I had never read it.  
 -  Jim Garrison
  

  Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  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
  

  The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  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
  

  It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  There is no darkness but ignorance.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  I say there is no darkness but ignorance.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.  
 -  Enrico Fermi
  

  Ignorance is never better than knowledge.  
 -  Enrico Fermi
  

  Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!  
 -  Kim Edwards
  

  The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.  
 -  Leo Buscaglia
  

  When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  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.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  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.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

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

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

  The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.  
 -  Confucius
  

  It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Mental illnesses are so frightening and there's so much ignorance about them that I think it comforts people to think, 'Oh, well, it happens to these people because they deserve it.'  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Is there anything science should not try to explain? Science is knowledge and knowledge is power - power to do good or evil. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  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
  

  The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Ignorance is the mother of all evils.  
 -  Michel De Montaigne
  

  All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.  
 -  Philip Wylie
  

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

  I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.  
 -  John Adams
  

  Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  There is no reply to the ignorant like keeping silence.  
 -  Proverb
  

  By ignorance we mistake, and by mistakes we learn.  
 -  Proverb
  

  It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  Ignorance is bliss.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance.  
 -  Proverb
  

  Ignorance is the peace of life.  
 -  Proverb
  

  Ignorance is not privileged by titular degrees.  
 -  Latin proverb