Ignorance Sayings and Quotes

They say ignorance is bliss, but is it really? While not knowing or being unaware can be enjoyable for a time, it could prove to be harmful. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful ignorance quotes, proverbs, and sayings.

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.     

Charles Darwin

Ignorance deprives people of freedom because they do not know what alternatives there are. It is impossible to choose to do what one has never heard of.     

Ralph B. Perry

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.     

George Bernard Shaw

Ignorance is always afraid of change.     

Jawaharlal Nehru

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.     

Ann Plato

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.     


If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.     

Victor Cousin

The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.     

Publilius Syrus

I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.     


Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.     

Dalai Lama

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.     

Wayne Dyer

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.     

Benjamin Franklin

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.     

Horace Mann

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.     

Thomas Jefferson

Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.     

Aldous Huxley

Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.     

Oscar Wilde

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.     

Frank Dane

Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.     

Robert Browning

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.     


Ignorance speaks loudly, so as to be heard; but its volume proves reason to doubt every word.     

Wes Fessler

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.     

Elbert Hubbard

Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.     

James Anthony Froude

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.     

Samuel Butler

Ignorance is never better than knowledge.     

Enrico Fermi

Ignorance never settles a question.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.     

Will Rogers