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Quotes of ignorance

  1. Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice. – Victor Cousin
  2. Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance – Will Durant
  3. Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information? – Friedrich August von Hayek
  4. Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance dogmatism, and foolishness. – Sidney Hook
  5. The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. – Elbert Hubbard
  6. I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it. – Edward Irving
  7. The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it. – George Kimble
  8. I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance – Christopher Marlowe
  9. Ah! destructive Ignorance what shall be done to chase thee out of the World! – Cotton Mather
  10. All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance – Will Rogers
  11. If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  12. A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance – Herbert Spencer
  13. A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance – Herbert Spencer
  14. Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance – Herbert Spencer
  15. For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance – Adlai Stevenson

Usage examples for ignorance

  1. That poor girl must not marry in ignorance of this. ” – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. Your ignorance is most extraordinary! ” – Washington Square by Henry James
  3. Certainly He does not exist in our ignorance and evil. ” – An Interpretation of Friends Worship by N. Jean Toomer
  4. “ I might, from very ignorance judge that wrong which is really right, or that right which is really wrong. ” – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  5. You must excuse my ignorance – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  6. The man shook his head in ignorance – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  7. He never had sided with the former crew; and the revolutionists, with their ignorance of the ice, were less to be feared. ” – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  8. The world was black with his ignorance – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  9. “ I am in a terrible ignorance about everything.... ” – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  10. Several reasons were given, such as politics, ignorance of the German language, and even care for their own safety. ” – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  11. Nothing is done in ignorance – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  12. Among the orders I received were often many which could only have been the result of the profoundest ignorance – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v10 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  13. It must have been written in complete ignorance – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  14. They would be kept in ignorance as she herself was kept, till the time came that they must know. ” – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. It's my fault- my ignorance me that's to blame! ” – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  16. Not one of them thought she had " done" a subject because we had thus talked about it,- we all learnt to feel our own ignorance and at the same time, how much there was in the world to learn. ” – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  17. Perhaps when we hear what he says we shall be glad we kept him in ignorance of you. ” – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  18. This is probably done from an ignorance of the real nominative to the verb. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  19. God- forgive me- for my ignorance and sin. ” – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  20. The man stared in astonishment at the stranger's ignorance – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle

Idioms for ignorance