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A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
If I should say anything that is not in conformity with what is held by the Holy Roman Catholic Church, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This may be taken as certain, and also that, through God's goodness, I am, and shall always be, as I always have been, subject to her.
Saint Teresa of Avila
I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
Adlai E. Stevenson
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.
Information can bring you choices and choices bring power - educate yourself about your options and choices. Never remain in the dark of ignorance.
My whole thing is to agree to disagree and to have respect because nothing can really be changed and you wouldn't want to ruin their happiness - even if that happiness is ignorance.
I've wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers' work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.
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.
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
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.
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.
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
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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