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

The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
There is no darkness, but ignorance.
Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.
Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.
I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.
O, but man, proud man! Drest in a little brief authority; Most ingorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence,-like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, As make the angels weep;
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy.
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
What you don't know can't hurt you .
Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Most ignorance is invincible ignorance.We don't know because we don't want to know.
Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance.
In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.
You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.
Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
Ignorance is like the itch -- the less you have of it the better off you are.
Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.
The fact is that we all seem capable of living, because at some time or other we have taken refuge in a lie, in blindness, in enthusiasm, in optimism, in some conviction, in pessimism or something of the sort. He has never taken refuge in anything. He is absolutely incapable of lying. He has nothing to take refuge in, no shelter. It's as if he were naked and everyone else had clothes on.
There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation.
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.
Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.
There's a sucker born every minute.
The fact of ignoring your duties does erase neither the responsibility nor accountability off your head...not for a single moment.
Ignoring a fact never fades away its reality.
Our true enemies are: ignorance and limitation.
Own your ignorance, so someone else doesn't end up paying for it.