Quotation Explorer - 'Ignorant'

To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature. - Seneca
There are two ways to destroy a country: to involve it in a civil war or to keep all people ignorant by teaching them only religion. - Debasish Mridha
No people who are ignorant can be truly free. - Thomas Jefferson
An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out. - Will Rogers
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. - Saadi
But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant. - H. L. Mencken
Ignorance is a horrible thing. But arrogance, the belief that knowing a little more than the ignorant makes you wise, is more horrible still. - James Rozoff
its not a good idea to argue with ignorant people but sometime ignorance can't be ignored - Adnan Safi
The specialty in all life is expecting the exception, while ignorant of real acceptance, until unexpectedly you re-witness your own ignorance to 'be' the cause that awakens others. One does not do this yesterday, or today. You do this with expressing honesty everyday. - James Emlund
No m’lord. It wouldn’t be a secret army if we had seen it. My squire, who has not had the opportunity to be clearly informed about the presence of a secret army, has been ignorant of its existence. - Gary Edward Gedall
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy. - Thomas Carlyle
The brillant person who does not take heed is the same as the ignorant who does not know. - Debra E. Johnson
A town with many men who are less educated and as such ignorant of the real solution to the woes of their society has the same problem as a town with many intellectuals and yet with many problems - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
So the paradox goes: No man who is really ignorant is ever aware that he is ignorant. That is its finest, most faulty manifestation; there can be no true ignorance without first some claim of intelligence or consciousness, or superiority or enlightenment. - Criss Jami
You haven't even Fucking watched one piece. you're such a ignorant cunt. watch one piece. Watch it then judge, hate or whatever. - Batuhan Ibal
A blind man's world is bounded by the limits of his touch; an ignorant man's world by the limits of his knowledge: a great man's world by the limits of his vision. - E. Paul Hovey
A bird that fears falling off of a tree branch is ignorant of its gifts. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I don't discuss evolution, to believe the theory is to deny many known evidences about the existence of a supreme creator (God) those who hold on to that view are in denials of reality and are by so doing ignorant - Oluseyi Akinbami
Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. - Jane Austen
Witchcraft to the ignorant, .... Simple science to the learned. - Leigh Brackett
The victory of the ignorant masses always means a temporary backward movement in the progression of humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times? - Cicero
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. - John Adams
Most of social media is simply a popularity contest. Well, I'm not here for the competition; I have important business and words of depth to change the course. So, while you follow the path of the ignorant, the rest of us will celebrate truth and the higher path. - Dara Reidyr
The Self-confidence of the ignorant is one of the biggest disasters of the humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A straight face is an ignorant man’s attempt to appear knowledgeable. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. - Benjamin Disraeli
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms. - Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone. - Epictetus
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. - Samuel Johnson
There was nothing the ignorant prized more than the ignorance of others. - R. Scott Bakker
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. - Clarence Darrow
We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans - Zbigniew Brzeziński
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of ancestors' by the records of history? - Cicerone Marco Tulliio
It is one thing to be free; to be ignorant and free is to be imprisoned. - M.J. Croan
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure that is all that agnosticism means. - Clarence Darrow
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain
It is strange the way the ignorant and inexperienced so often and so undeservedly succeed when the informed and the experienced fail. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. - Mark Twain
You're just another american who is willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick being shoved up your asshole every day... The owners of this country know the truth... it's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it! - George Carlin
Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be. - Thomas Jefferson
Those vibrations that we created have indeed fall upon us. Only those acts that were done in the ignorant (Self unawareness) state, that has given us reactions. - Dada Bhagwan
To be enslaved then, you needed to be ignorant. To be enslaved today, you need to be knowledgeable. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects. - Will Rogers
The prayer of a trained theurgist is like the majestic flow of a large river; but an ignorant and weak person can produce only something similar to an irregular trickle from a half-clogged tap. - Mouni Sadhu
Ignorant is not the one who does not know much but the one who does not make senses. - Galina Nelson
Ignorance is of a peculiar nature; once dispelled, it is impossible to reestablish it. It is not originally a thing of itself, but is only the absence of knowledge; and though man may be kept ignorant, he cannot be made ignorant. - Thomas Paine
In this world, it is a great Self-effort to deliberately remain ignorant despite knowing, right? I deliberately remain ignorant in spite of having the Knowledge. - Dada Bhagwan
People talk about history and things like slavery, genocide, and religious persecution as horrors that happened in the past because we were ignorant. But nothing's changed. We still hate what we don't understand. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. - Walter Cronkite
It is better to be informed than to be ignorant. - Lailah Gifty Akita
An ignorant man who is regarded as knowledgeable by people who are more ignorant than him is still ignorant. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant. - Seneca
In the ignorant state, there is a ‘limit’ for good qualities, it is known as the self-pride. Self-serving pride (swa-maan) is the limit of virtues in the realm of ignorance. - Dada Bhagwan
Ivy was particularly adept at being ignorant but could cause extensive havoc with the smallest scrap of information. - Gail Carriger
Surely of all ‘rights of man’, this right of the ignorant man to be guided by the wiser, to be, gently or forcibly, held in the true course by him, is the indisputablest. - Thomas Carlyle
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. - Natalie Goldberg
Being locked up is one thing, but to have no concept of confinement, to be ignorant of its terms and never understand that struggle is useless - that's what hell must be like. - David Sedaris
Human mind & news Media work on the same principle: Unsatisfied with the past; worried about future; ignorant about the present moment. - Saurabh Sharma
What the wise see eyes closed is greater than what the ignorant see both eyes open. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In this lifetime you're nothing more than you appear to be: a stupid, selfish, ignorant, spoiled little girl who thinks the world lives or dies on whether she gets to go out with some good-looking boy at school...I'd still relish this moment...killing you. - Lauren Kate
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant - Amos Bronson Alcott
To know you are ignorant is the beginning of wisdom. - Marion Zimmer Bradley
It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.
Violence is a tool of the ignorant. - Flip Wilson
We are all ignorant once and only when someone or something that knows more than us, comes in. - Emmanuel Aghado
The multitude of books is making us ignorant. - Voltaire
To be ignorant as God is ignorant, knowing only what is real. - Marty Rubin
The doctors cannot make the ignorant think, cannot hope to bring home the sufferings of millions; only one of ourselves can someday do that...It will need great courage but it will be done, because all things must work toward ultimate good; there is no real wastage and no destruction. - Radclyffe Hall
It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that). - Richard Dawkins
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - H.L. Mencken
It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. - Murray N. Rothbard
Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Life can be a misunderstanding, if we are ignorant of the right language or don’t try to learn it. « If lions could speak, we would not understand them. » says Ludwig Wittgenstein. If we make an effort, however, we could manage to understand. ( Life was a misunderstanding » ) - Erik Pevernagie
Societies need self sacrificing ignorant crowd;Religions need fearful followers;Systems need obedient slaves;Corporate world needs compulsive consumers,andI NEED THE COURAGE TO RISE ABOVE THESE FOUR PARASITES. - Saurabh Sharma
For a moment David was tempted to think that perhaps there were no good people at all outside concentration camps, but then he reminded himself of the sailor and Angelo and the English people who might have been ignorant but were certainly not bad. - Anne Holm
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; A wise enemy is worth more. - Jean De la Fontaine
No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders. - Samuel Adams
It is almost an unbearable pain, to suddenly recognize the value of what you had being ignorant of which had been your possession - Sunday Adelaja
My brother taught me that there is a difference between being a hater and being ignorant. Being a hater implies you understand the principle in question, while being ignorant implies that you do not understand the principle in question, and therefore, have no right to critique. - Lionel Suggs
The most ignorant of all people is a person who is self assured in his or her premature decisions. - Auliq Ice
Those who envy the success of others are normally ignorant to the sacrifices, failures, and dedication that it took for them to get there. - Noel DeJesus
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so. - Ronald Reagan
A man who believes everything can be explained by science is just as ignorant as someone who believes everything can be explained by religion. - Zack W. Van
At least if you were ignorant, you could do what you wanted, you had no idea what had been achieved in the past. You were free, instead of chewed at by bleeding impotence, dissolved away like a pearl in acid. - Hamza wolf
The ignorant eschew phenomena but not thought; the wise eschew thought but not phenomena. - Huang Po
Everybody is ignorant, Just on different subjects. - Will Rogers
Ronald Reagan is the most ignorant president since Warren Harding. - Ralph Nader
Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day. - Stephen Jay Gould
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it. - Publilius Syrus
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. - J. Bartlett Brebner
There was a long hard time when I kept far from me, the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. But, since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart. - Charles Dickens
Darkness is going into the Unknown as we are ignorant of this place, until we understand and go and learn of the light, which is the truth bringing knowledge .. - Fredg Morales
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. - Thomas Jefferson
Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. - Bertrand Russell
It is only the ignorant who despise education. - Publilius Syrus
Fantasy and drama appeal to us. They are socially acceptable and make you feel good about yourself. Moreover, you get rewarded for being cleverly ignorant. - Saurabh Sharma
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie. - Mark Twain
You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. - Harlan Ellison
racism it's just a hideaway for ignorant people, they are just murderer for the freedom who beat the bushes to divide and destroy..there only a black hole in their skull that leading them to nowhere..(Ejump, 2016) - Ejump Schiffler
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. - Cicero
Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt. - Graham Greene
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. - Cicero
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool. - Molière
Anyone who is ignorant, even a lord and prince, can and should be counted as one of the mob. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Blessed are the ignorant fools of the world, for they know not the unspeakable horrors that await us all. - Dorkly
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked. - Voltaire
How ignorant can you be to hurt another person? You cannot hurt someone else without hurting yourself first. - Debasish Mridha
Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
Families, when a child is born Want it to be intelligent. I, through intelligence, Having wrecked my whole life, Only hope the baby will prove Ignorant and stupid. Then he will crown a tranquil life By becoming a Cabinet Minister
Politicians and figureheads bank on the amnesia of the ignorant. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Who can have compassion on the ignorant is a victim of regrets, a supporter of ignorance and a builder of stupidity. - Auliq Ice
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. - Benjamin Franklin
We are as ignorant of the meaning of our least gesture as we are of life itself. - Marty Rubin
You know you are alone in marriage when your spouse is ignorant of your daily needs. - Gugu Mona
It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance. - Saint Jerome
Because they are ignorant and their parents are ignorant. Because they don’t know any better. - Gemma Liviero
Babbit was an average father. He was affectionate, bullying, opinionated, ignorant, and rather wistful. Like most parents he enjoyed the game of waiting till the victim was clearly wrong, then virtuously pouncing. - Sinclair Lewis
no people can be both ignorant and free. - Thomas Jefferson
Where ignorance prevails, there an opportunity exists but the possessor of ignorance shall always be ignorant of opportunities - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? - Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is better to be a beggar than ignorant; for a beggar only wants money, but an ignorant person wants humanity.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. - Bertrand Russell
I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil. - Aeschylus
lies, truth, loveI have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of it's charms. - Giacomo Casanova
We sometimes reveal how ignorant or bored we were when we read a book by giving it 5-stars. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
you have learned, and you claim that you know, and yet you live like an ignorant. - Nurudeen Ushawu
No herd is more herd than the mass of ignorant people! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To mock something is pure ignorance. Intelligent people even open themselves to things that they don't understand. […] When an ignorant praises something, it won't probably be something profound. Surely it can't be the Principle that guides us. - Alfonso Colodrón
The moment you start arguing with an ignorant fool, you have already lost. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
If you are ignorant about who You are, your Enemies are not - Ademiju Ige
To an ignorant lady, she wants to look attractive and beautiful while some conscienceless men prey on her life. - Sunday Adelaja
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. - Galileo Galilei
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. - Will Rogers
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward. - Kahlil Gibran
Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A nation which expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, expects that which never was and never will be. - Thomas Jefferson
You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. - Will Rogers
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. - William G. McAdoo
You need to be greedy or ignorant to truly want to live forever. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Earthquake means destruction; dictator means destruction! In the case of earthquake, you need a strong building; in the case of dictator, you need an educated rational mind, because an irrational ignorant mind always serves the dictator! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaDrugs: Source of the mystical experience of the ignorant. - Idries Shah
The mockery towards the ignorant reflects ignorance. - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way. - Kurt Vonnegut
Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out. - Pierre Berton
The path towards peace is not for the righteous, the ethical, the active and the compassionate to shit on the malicious, the complacent, the violent and the ignorant. The path towards peace is to be peaceful. - Ilyas Kassam
When a nation leaves the fate of his country to an ignorant and fool person, then that nation itself will be remembered in the history as ignorant and fool nation! - Mehmet Murat ildan
People fail because they are ignorant of the laws of success. - Sunday Adelaja
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. - Sydney Smith
So long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to learn. Ignorance is the greatest of all infirmities, and when justified, the chiefest of all follies. - Izaak Walton
Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
Though people know the meaning of the word acceptance, people are ignorant about it. Thinking acceptance may hurt their self esteem. - Pushkar Saraf
Traditional American intellectuals are, in a sense, increasingly reactionary, and quite often proudly (and perversely) ignorant of many of the truly significant intellectual accomplishments of our time. - John Brockman
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain
I would rather be wise and than right and ignorant. - Chris Page
An aged individual who considers the children to be ignorant is not truly intelligent even if s/he is being considered a matured person by many people. - Anuj Somany
It reminds me that we are born innocent but ignorant, and that to remedy the second of these conditions we inevitably surrender the first. - Martha N. Beck
It’s ignorant to think you know everything about a person. There’s many different sides to everybodys personality and there’s just different colours to a personality. - Kelly Clarkson
The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; - Albert Camus
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. - Sophocles
George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie. - Mark Twain
Bring light to the ignorant, but more light to the educated, for the vanity of education makes modern humans more ignorant than the ignorant. - Abhijit Naskar
Very sad person from the world does not do justice to convert to Christianity and ignorant idiots and half the talent in any position for any reason. - Ahmed A. Salaheddin
Only ignorant people think they have all the answers, intelligent people are full of doubts. - Mk.
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