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

50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity

Never argue
with stupid people,
they will drag you down
to their level
and then beat you
with experience.

Mark Twain

(1835 – 1910, American author and humorist)

Ignorance quote: There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance.

If 50 million people say
a foolish thing,
it is still
a foolish thing.

Anatole France

(1844 – 1924, born François-Anatole Thibault,
French poet, journalist, and novelist)

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

Elbert Hubbard

(1856 – 1915, American writer and philosopher)

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

George Bernard Shaw

(1856 – 1950, Irish playwright)

A fool has more ideas
than a wise man can foresee.

Joseph Conrad

(1857 – 1924, born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski,
Polish author who was granted British nationality in 1886)

Not ignorance,
but ignorance of ignorance,
is the death of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead

(1861 – 1947, English mathematician and philosopher)

Absolute certainty
is a privilege
of uneducated
minds and fanatics.
It is,
for scientific folk,
an unattainable ideal.

Cassius J. Keyser

(1862 – 1947, American mathematician)

One of the painful things
about our time is
that those
who feel certainty
are stupid,
and those
with any imagination
and understanding
are filled
with doubt and indecision.

Bertrand Russell

(1872 – 1970, British philosopher, logician,
mathematician, historian and social critic)

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