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Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch
There is no darkness but ignorance.
Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
Richard P. Feynman
I pretty much operate on adrenaline and ignorance.
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
I do sometimes accuse people of ignorance, but that is not intended to be an insult. I'm ignorant of lots of things. Ignorance is something that can be remedied by education.
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo da Vinci
God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
Our great struggle in medicine these days is not just with ignorance and uncertainty. It's also with complexity: how much you have to make sure you have in your head and think about. There are a thousand ways things can go wrong.
C. S. Lewis
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