Ignorance quote visualisation: Ignorance never settles a question - Benjamin Disraeli

50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity

Acquaint yourself
with your own ignorance.

Isaac Watts

(1674 – 1748, English theologian and logician)

Ignorance Quote: There are people who are as stingy with their minds as others with their money - Ludwig Börne

The more often
a stupidity is repeated,
the more it gets
the appearance of wisdom.

François-Marie Arouet

(1694 – 1778, known by his nom de plume Voltaire,
French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher)

The doorstep
to the temple of wisdom
is knowledge
of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

(1706 – 1790, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States)

Deceiving a fool
is an exploit
worthy of an intelligent man.

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova

(1725 – 1798, Italian adventurer
and author from the Republic of Venice)

Nothing is worse
than active ignorance.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(1749 – 1832, German writer, artist and politician)

Nothing is
so firmly believed
as that
which least is known.

Francis Jeffrey

(1773 – 1850, Scottish judge and literary critic)

A brainiac
notices everything,
an ignoramus
comments about everything.

Heinrich Heine

(1797 – 1856, significant German poet of the 19th century)

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  1. The more quotes I read about ignorance, the more knowledgeable I become about the depth of my ignorance.