ignorance Quotes

To realize that our knowledge is ignorance, This is a noble insight. To regard our ignorance as knowledge, This is mental sickness. Only when we are sick of the sickness Shall we cease to be sick. The Sage is not sick, being sick of sickness; This is the secret of health.
 
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— Laozi
To know one's ignorance is the best part of knowledge.
 
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— Laozi
Knowing ignorance is strength; ignoring knowledge is sickness.
 
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— Laozi
To know how little one knows is to have genuine knowledge. Not to know how little one knows is to be deluded. Only those who know when they are deluded can free themselves from such delusion. The intelligent people are not deluded, because they know and accept their ignorance as ignorance, and thereby have genuine knowledge.
 
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— Laozi
Conclusions are ignorance arrested on the path to less ignorance.
 
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— Laozi
It is said there is no happiness, and no love to be compared to that which is felt for the first time. Most persons erroneously think so; but love like other arts requires experience, and terror and ignorance, on its first approach, prevent our feeling it as strongly as at a later period.
 
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— Lady Caroline Lamb
A political system seeking to function amongst ignorant, illiterate and barbaric people could have marvelous principles but could only succeed in being ignorant, illiterate and barbaric unless one addressed the people one by one and cured the ignorance, illiteracy and barbarism of each citizen.
 
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— L. Ron Hubbard
Human rights are an aspect of natural law, a consequence of the way the universe works, as solid and as real as photons or the concept of pi. The idea of self- ownership is the equivalent of Pythagoras' theorem, of evolution by natural selection, of general relativity, and of quantum theory. Before humankind discovered any of these, it suffered, to varying degrees, in misery and ignorance.
 
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— L. Neil Smith
Ignorance is a poison and knowledge will nourish.
 
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— KRS-One
We consume far too many animal products, processed and refined foods, saturated fats, and empty calories. Industries that profit from both our ignorance and our misfortune spoon-feed us confusion and deception.
 
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— Kris Carr
I'm sick of the ignorance that lack of funding has generated, of the fathers who apporach me at dinner parties with their four-year-old girls clasped to their pant legs and say, "Yeah, but studies say kids can buy drugs more easily than they can buy alcohol." To which I always respond, "I guess that means you keep heroin in your liquor cabinet?
 
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— Koren Zailckas
Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.
 
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— Kofi Annan
Ten million ignorances do not constitute one knowledge.
 
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— Klemens von Metternich
Without [hope and] confidence in a cause, there is no action. Ignorance may be enlightened, superstition wiped out; intolerance may become tolerant, and hate be changed into love; ideas may be quickened, intelligence widened, and men's hearts may be ennobled; but from pessimism which can see nothing but gloomy visions nothing is to be expected.
 
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— Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Your attitude measures up to the two requirements of love. You want to go to bed with her and can't, and you don't know her very well. Ignorance of the other person topped up with deprivation, Jim. You fit the formula all right, and what's more you want to go on fitting it.
 
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— Kingsley Amis
Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
 
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— Kin Hubbard
I never considered I might make a career out of writing as I was going to school, so when I did turn my attentions that way, I was very ill prepared, having only what I read as a guide, and no formal training whatsoever. I credit that very ignorance with a great deal of my success.
 
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— Kim Harrison
Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is Bliss. But curiosity-even if it had killed the cat-is king.
 
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— Kim Harrison
The problem that is to solve urgently is the ignorance of the people.
 
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— Khem Veasna
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
My proof convinces the ignorant, and the wise man's proof convinces me. But he whose reasoning falls between wisdom and ignorance, I neither can convince him, nor can he convince me.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
Let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.
 
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— Kevin DeYoung
I write for one and only one purpose, to overcome the invincible ignorance of the traduced heart. ["] I wish to speak to and for those who have had enough of the Social Lie, the Economics of Mass Murder, the Sexual Hoax, and the Domestication of Conspicuous Consumption.
 
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— Kenneth Rexroth
Most scientists who are religious look for God in what science does understand and has explained. So the way in which my view is different from the creationists or intelligent design proponents is that I find knowledge a compelling reason to believe in God. They find ignorance a compelling reason to believe in God.
 
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— Kenneth R. Miller
Political conflict rests to a very large extent on a universal ignorance of consequences, as the people who are benefited by any particular act or policy are rarely those who struggled for it, and the people who are injured are rarely those who opposed it.
 
— Kenneth E. Boulding
Humble, honest, ignorance is one of the finest flowers of the human spirit
 
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— Kenneth E. Boulding
I believe order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven't changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must try to learn from history.
 
— Kenneth Clark
If you really want to change the world, you must first understand it adequately, or all you will do is reproduce in larger numbers your own ignorance.
 
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— Ken Wilber
Luckily for me, most of my work is through a brand or client who approaches my agent. Before I began modeling, I never realized how many barriers there were for people with disabilities within the industry. I didn't realize how much prejudice and ignorance existed. That made me even more determined to break down the barriers and to wake up the industry to the fact that beauty shows up in all different shapes, sizes and abilities.
 
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— Kelly Knox
Kids who don't eavesdrop on adult conversations are doomed to a childhood of ignorance.
 
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— Kelley Armstrong
Development is only necessary to rectify the ignorance of designers
 
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— Keith Duckworth
I am philosophical Christ; crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake of divine vanity.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
Certainty is the most vivid condition of ignorance and the most necessay condition for knowledge.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
My whole thing is to agree to disagree and to have respect because nothing can really be changed and you wouldn't want to ruin their happiness - even if that happiness is ignorance.
 
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— Katy Perry
But I am living in the midst of the uncertainty and risk, amid things that can and do bring physical destruction, because I am running from things that can destroy my soul: complacency, comfort, and ignorance. I am much more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self-serving society and failing to follow Jesus than I am of any illness or tragedy.
 
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— Katie Davis
Ignore and ignorance share the same root.
 
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— Kathryn Erskine
Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
 
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— Katharine Fullerton Gerould