This page is a collection of proverbs and quotes about ignorance.

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Art has no enemy except ignorance.
(unknown author)

Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
(unknown author)

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H.L. Mencken

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Source: A Study in Scarlet

I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ignorance is bliss.

Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
Michel de Montaigne

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
Charles Darwin
Source: The Descent of Man

Ignorance, if you are a theologian, is something to be washed away by shamelessly making something up.
Christopher Hitchens

Ignorance, to a scientist, is an itch that begs to be pleasurably scratched.
Christopher Hitchens

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
Source: The Descent of Man

It isn't knowledge, it's ignorance that - as we've been beautifully told - is bliss.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Source: Victorian Short Stories, Vol. 2

Life is better than death, health is better than sickness, abundance is better than want, freedom is better than coercion, happiness is better than suffering, and knowledge is better than superstition and ignorance.
Steven Pinker

Natural selection will not remove ignorance from future generations.
Richard Dawkins

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

Our ignorance can be divided into problems and mysteries. When we face a problem, we may not know its solution, but we have insight, increasing knowledge, and an inkling of what we are looking for. When we face a mystery, however, we can only stare in wonder and bewilderment, not knowing what an explanation would even look like.
Noam Chomsky

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
Graham Greene

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

The only angels we need invoke are those of our better nature: reason, honesty, and love. The only demons we must fear are those that lurk inside every human mind: ignorance, hatred, greed, and faith, which is surely the devil’s masterpiece.
Sam Harris

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.
Mark Twain

Theology is now little more than a branch of human ignorance.
Sam Harris

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.
Donald Rumsfeld

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray

Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.

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