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

50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity

Never underestimate
the power
of human stupidity.

Robert A. Heinlein

(1907 – 1988, American science fiction writer)

A man only becomes wise
when he begins
to calculate
the approximate depth
of his ignorance.

Gian Carlo Menotti

(1911 – 2007, Italian-American composer and librettist)

The greatest obstacle
to discovery
is not ignorance;
it is the illusion
of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

(1914 – 2004, American historian,
professor, attorney and writer)

A great deal
of intelligence
can be invested
in ignorance
when the need
for illusion
is deep.

Saul Bellow

(1915 – 2005, Canadian-born American writer)

If knowledge
can create problems,
it is not through ignorance
that we can solve them.

Isaac Asimov

(1920 – 1992, Russian-born American
science fiction author)

Stupidity is
the deliberate cultivation
of ignorance.

William Gaddis

(1922 – 1998, American novelist)

Nothing in the world
is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance
and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

(1929 – 1968, American clergyman, activist,
and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement)

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