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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
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.
Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
I pretty much operate on adrenaline and ignorance.
I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken
Conflict grows out of ignorance and suspicion.
Gordon B. Hinckley
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.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
Michel de Montaigne
Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
Robert Andrews Millikan
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
In North America, the greatest threat to the Jewish people is not the external force of antisemitism, but the internal forces of apathy, inertia and ignorance of our own heritage.
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.
If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
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.
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.
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
William Ellery Channing
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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