Quotes with ignorance
There is no capital more useful than intellect and wisdom, and there is no indigence more injurious than ignorance and unawareness.
There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
Full Employment in a Free Society (1944)
Knowledge is that area of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
The history of Western science confirms the aphorism that the great menace to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is drowned in ignorance.
Man forgets. God forgives. Man forgets God's Truth. God forgives man's ignorance.
Songs of the Soul (1971)
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, -- there are always new worlds to conquer.
Discourse Delivered at the Royal Society (November 30, 1825)
Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Letter to George Sand, September 8, 1871.
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
Disaster comes only because of ignorance.
Talmud: Baba Bathra
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Strength to Love, 1963
A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
On all sides we see men with small minds, but who are well educated, pushing ahead of those who have greater capabilities, but who are only half educated. A one-talent man, superbly trained, often gets the place when a man with many untrained or half-trained talents loses it. Never was ignorance placed at such a disadvantage as to-day.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me -- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
'Notes On Journalism' in the Chicago Tribune (19 September 1926)
Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn't hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out.
In spite of all these disquieting triumphs in the field of natural science, it's astonishing how little man has learned about himself, and how much there is to learn. How little we know about this brain which made social evolution possible, and of the mind. How little we know of the nature and spirit of man and God. We stand now before this inner frontier of ignorance. If we could pass it, we might well discover the meaning of life and understand man's destiny.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all.
From ignorance our comfort flows.
The only wretched are the wise.
The only wretched are the wise.
To the Honorable Charles Montague (1692).
Mystery is delightful, but unscientific, since it depends upon ignorance.
The Analysis of Mind (1921)
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian, ignorance which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits.
We are apt to form romantic and exaggerated notions about the moral innocence of our ancestors. Ages of ignorance and simplicity are thought to be ages of purity. The direct contrary, I believe, is the case.
The History of English Poetry (1774-81)
Anybody can write a three-volume novel. It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life and literature.