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In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
Edward de Bono
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
I come armed with a really good ignorance. I don't strive toward ignorance. I come by it naturally.
Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
To pine for the days before public education became a practical reality is to pine for an America held back by mass ignorance and mass illiteracy.
My top most priority is to deal with India's massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time.
The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing.
You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.
If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
'God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil.
Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?
Friedrich August von Hayek
Ignorance breeds antipathy. Until I got to know how computers worked, I didn't want anything to do with them. I said, 'Well, why do I need them? I write letters.' Which I still do.
I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
William John Wills
I despise people who revel in the ignorance of not being able to play their instrument.
Things can change only through strong personalities. I am not very good at supporting ignorance and mediocrity, so maybe this leads to arrogant gestures and arrogant responses. So, nobody's perfect.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
I really wish there was some big brother conspiracy theory. I just think it's the ignorance of trying to make a dollar. That's what the networks have done and will continue to do. If anyone doesn't think that this is about making money, then they're crazy.
Nyasaland was the perfect country for a volunteer. It was friendly and destitute; it was small and out-of-the-way. It had all of Africa's problems - poverty, ignorance, disease.
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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