Ignorance Proverbs

Sayings about Ignorance

If you want to gather a lot of knowledge, act as if you are ignorant. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Ask advice of an ignorant man and he will think you are his enemy. ~ Arabian Proverb

An ignorant consent is no consent. ~ American Proverb

Be wise, but pretend to be ignorant. ~ Russian Proverb

Better than the ignorant are those who read books; better still are those who retain what they read; even better are those who understand it; the best of all are those who go to work. ~ Indian Proverb

Knowledge is the mother of all virtue; all vice proceeds from ignorance. ~ Traditional Proverb

Despise learning and make everyone pay for your ignorance. ~ Chinese Proverb

The ignorant is his own enemy. ~ Palestinian Proverb

It is better to be ignorant than mistaken. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Custom is the guide of the ignorant. ~ English Proverbs

A wise man takes his own decisions; the ignorant goes with the crowd. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t talk too much, because your ignorance is greater than your knowledge. ~ Spanish Proverbs

No one is so poor as an ignorant person. ~ Hebrew Proverb

If your books are not read, your descendants will be ignorant. ~ Chinese Proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better a sick body than an ignorant mind. ~ Greek Proverbs

The bitterness of studying is preferable to the bitterness of ignorance. ~ Filipino Proverbs

Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant. ~ Traditional Proverb

Fear an ignorant man more than a lion. ~ Kurdish Proverb

God save me from him who studies but one book. ~Italian Proverbs

Giving advice to the ignorant is like the rain falling on muddy ground. ~ Iranian Proverbs

God pardons the ignorant. ~ Berber Proverb

Quotations about Ignorance

The knowledge from an enlightened person breaks on the hard rocks of ignorance. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. Henry David Thoreau

A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty. ~ Charles B. Rangel

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. ~ James A. Baldwin

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.~ John F. Kennedy

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. ~ Mark Twain

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

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. ~ Saadi

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. ~ Thomas Sowell

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. ~ Addison Mizner

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ~ George Orwell

Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. ~ Will Durant

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free. ~ Bill Richardson

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. ~ Confucius

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. ~ Wayne Dyer

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.~ George Bernard Shaw

I say there is no darkness but ignorance. ~ William Shakespeare

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. ~ William Gaddis

little learning is dangerous, but downright ignorance is even more disastrous. ~ Author Unknown

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. ~ Francis of Assisi

Light travels faster than sound. That’s why most people seem bright until you hear them speak.

Ignorance is never better than knowledge. ~ Enrico Fermi

Ignorance is not innocence but sin. ~ Robert Browning

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. ~ Socrates

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. ~ William Osler

Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole. ~ Author Unknown

If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people? ~ Author Unknown

The most violent element in society is ignorance. ~ Emma Goldman

Ignorance Proverbs

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