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Motivational Ignorance Quotes

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Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

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We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

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


 

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

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

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

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

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

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

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

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

If the children are untaught,
their ignorance and vices will in future life
cost us much dearer in their consequences
than it would have done in their
correction by a good education.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

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

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
- Morris Kline

I have never found, in a long experience of politics,
that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
- Harold MacMillan

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
- Theodore Dreiser

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance,
is the death of knowledge.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and
the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert

True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind;
the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton

The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.
- George Kimble

All I know is just what I read in the papers,
and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
- Will Rogers

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Ignorance is not bliss, but in my case,
that was.
- Victoria Principal

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

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

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake;
owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state
arises of the individualized,
limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
- Guru Nanak

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

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures,
and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures,
cause inconstancy.
- Blaise Pascal

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
- Plato

Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
- Isaac Watts

The truth is that our race survived ignorance;
it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
- Guy Debord

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

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


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