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Dangerous Ignorance Quotes


"Ignorance might be bliss, but it's irresponsible and dangerous too." - Robyn Carr

"It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence." - James Russell Lowell

"The real argument against aristocracy is that it always means the rule of the ignorant. For the most dangerous of all forms of ignorance is ignorance of work." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance." - Sydney J Harris

"I have a sense of humor; but over the years that sense has developed one blind spot. I can no longer laugh at ignorance or stupidity. Those are our chief enemies, and it is dangerous to make fun of them." - Charles Francis Richter

"The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance" - Albert Einstein

"There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference." - Helen Keller

"Imperfect understanding is often more dangerous than ignorance." - J K Rowling

"There's nothing as safe as ignorance or as dangerous." - Rex Stout

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw

"Losing our ignorance can be dangerous because our ignorance is a shield." - Dan Simmons

"Ignorance is a dangerous and spiritual poison, which all men ought warily to shun." - Pope Gregory I

"Ignorance is indeed bliss, but it is also dangerous and embarrassing." - Ted Nugent

"It must certainly be more dangerous to live in ignorance than to live with knowledge." - Frank Herbert

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad." - Bob Edwards

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance." - Abigail Van Buren

"True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance." - Pauline Phillips

"Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge..." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Science begets knowledge; opinion, ignorance." - Hippocrates

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

"absolutes are absolutely dangerous ..." - James Tiptree Jr.

"The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not." - Criss Jami

"An ignorant person is, by the very fact of his or her ignorance, a very dangerous person." - Hendrik Willem Van Loon

"There was never a time in our history when ignorance of current affairs could be so dangerous." - Edgar Dale

"There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous." - Hannah Arendt

"Life has to be dangerous." - Alain Robert

"Nothing is worse than active ignorance." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Ignorance is the cause of fear." - Seneca the Younger

"Behind every argument is someone's ignorance." - Louis D Brandeis

"Ignorance is temporary. Stupidity, unfortunately, is permanent." - Patricia King

"Ignorance is not not knowin' - Ignorance is knowin' what ain't so." - Mark Twain

"What is gained through ignorance is bound to be lost through ignorance" - Siddharth Katragadda

"Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance." - Samuel Johnson

"In my country we say that ignorance is the warm bath in which it is comfortable to sit but dangerous to lie down." - Marina Lewycka

"A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw

"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." - Terry Pratchett

"Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics." - Pietro Mascagni

"Truth uttered before its time is dangerous." - Mencius

"In some causes silence is dangerous." - Ambrose

"The most dangerous thing is illusion." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"I think it's dangerous to be optimistic." - Nicholas D Kristof

"There is nothing more dangerous than security." - Francis Walsingham

"In some causes silence is dangerous." - Saint Ambrose

"Africa is a very dangerous place." - Janine Di Giovanni

"Talent is very dangerous. It alienates people." - Elaine Stritch

"The most dangerous people are the ignorant." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Ignorance is not bliss - ignorance is ignorance." - Anonymous

"The source of man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature." - Baron d'Holbach

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." - Charles Darwin

"Our ignorance is God; what we know is science." - Edward Gibbon

"All religions are ancient monuments to superstition, ignorance and ferocity." - Baron d'Holbach

"The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system." - Thomas Paine

"Where there is no knowledge ignorance calls itself science." - George Bernard Shaw

"Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence." - Sir Fulke Greville

"The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing." - Jean Toomer

"Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance." - Lord Byron

"Ignorance is a self-generating state of mind; one of its characteristics is that it doesn't recognize itself as ignorance." - Jane Smiley

"Credentialed ignorance is still ignorance." - Thomas Sowell

"The most immoral and disgraceful and dangerous thing that anybody can do in the arts is knowingly to feed back to the public its own ignorance and cheap tastes." - Edmund Wilson

"She loved with so much passion as she loved with ignorance. She did not know whether it were good or evil, beneficent or dangerous, necessary or accidental, eternal or transitory, permitted or prohibited: she loved." - Victor Hugo

"It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference." - Helen Keller

"The humanities are despised because they are dangerous. They arm us with the intellectual weapons we need to fight the forces ignorance and idiocracy, and to free ourselves from freedumb." - Laura Penny

"It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference." - Helen Keller

"Of all ignorance, the ignorance of the educated is the most dangerous. Not only are educated people likely to have more influence, they are the last people to suspect that they don't know what they are talking about when they go outside their narrow fields." - Thomas Sowell

"Book CoverTo have people who are well informed but not constrained by conscience is conceivably, the most dangerous outcome of education possible. Indeed it could be argued that ignorance is better than unguided intelligence, for the most dangerous people are those who have knowledge without a moral framework." - Ernest L. Boyer

"It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone." - Oscar Wilde

"If there is no wisdom, rationality can be very dangerous." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." - Josephine Hart

"The more pitches you see, the more dangerous you become." - Ken Harrelson

"Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance." - Rem Koolhaas

"Nothing is more dangerous than to be blinded by prosperity." - John Calvin

"Advertising is like learning - a little is a dangerous thing." - P T Barnum

"Everything is a dangerous drug except reality which is unendurable." - Cyril Connolly

"An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one." - Tacitus

"The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality." - George Bernard Shaw

"Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." - Rudolph Rummel

"He is mad, bad and dangerous to know." - Lady Caroline Lamb

"But truth, that dangerous commodity, has a way of sticking ..." - Margery Sharp

"... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous." - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

"Nothing is as dangerous as a sure thing." - Stanley Kubrick

"It's dangerous when music gets cornered by anything." - Justin Vernon

"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master." - Christian Lous Lange

"Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite." - Katharine Anthony

"We are potentially the most dangerous agency in the country." - Louis Freeh

"The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination." - Gretchen Rubin

"Conflict between science and religion a dangerous foe." - Henry Norris Russell

"We live in very, very, very dangerous times." - Craig Shirley

"A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef." - Navjot Singh Sidhu

"Never revisit the past, that's dangerous. You know, move on." - Robert Redford

"Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening." - Gertrude Stein

"A.I. poses a potential threat more dangerous than nuclear weapons." - Judy Woodruff

"Truth, at the wrong time, can be dangerous." - Michael Ondaatje

"Education can be dangerous. It is very difficult to make it not dangerous. In fact, it is almost impossible." - Robert M Hutchins

"Formula One was a very dangerous sport. It still is dangerous. But the danger factor is also the exciting part." - Lewis Hamilton

"I think a high school girl hitchhiking is stupid. It was dangerous then and it's dangerous now." - Bo Derek

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it." - Duke Ellington

"Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance." - Hendrik Willem Van Loon

"Ignorance Protects itself, And protected, Ignorance grows." - Octavia Butler

"He who is not aware of his ignorance will be only misled by his knowledge." - Richard Whately

"Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance." - Indira Gandhi

"If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head." - Jim Hightower

"A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere." - Charles Kettering

"True science teaches us to doubt and, in ignorance, to refrain." - Claude Bernard

"A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance." - Henry David Thoreau

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion. The former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." - Hippocrates

"The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice." - William Hazlitt

"Religious leaders will always avail themselves of public ignorance for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson

"Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify." - Ambrose Bierce

"His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere." - Mark Twain

"Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end." - Michel De Montaigne

"The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity." - Willis R. Whitney

"Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind." - Joseph Addison

"A few drops of science will often disinfect an entire barrel full of ignorance and prejudice." - Hendrik Willem Van Loon

"Ignorance worships mystery; reason explains it; the one grovels, the other soars." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Ignorance fears diversity as an invading enemy, while wisdom welcomes diversity in an alliance of friendship." - Wes Fesler

"There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance." - Socrates

"Ignorance of true pleasure more frequently than temptation to that which is false, leads to vice." - Ann Radcliffe

"If ignorance is indeed bliss, it is a very low grade of the article." - Tehyi Hsieh

"Only ignorance excuses stupidity" - Nalini Singh

"Stupidity,-unconscious ignorance." - Josh Billings

"Ignorance is not innocence." - Christina, Queen of Sweden

"Prejudice is ignorance." - Michael Jackson

"Schools teach ignorance." - Eduardo Galeano

"Education is imposed ignorance." - Noam Chomsky

"Prudery is ignorance." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Ignorance is...voluntary... (Paraphrased)" - Nicholas Ling

"Ignorance is constricted awareness...." - Deepak Chopra

"Envy is ignorance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I fear my ignorance." - Isaac Asimov

"Ignorance is fatal." - Ray Bradbury

"Racism springs from ignorance." - Mario Balotelli

"His ignorance is encyclopedic." - Abba Eban

"Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning." - Vera Farmiga

"Innocence is ignorance." - Lynne Reid Banks

"Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other." - James F Cooper

"Ignorance breeds fear." - Mike Wilson

"The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge." - Max Heindel

"I'm against ignorance." - Herman Kahn

"My ignorance is widespread." - P J Orourke

"It is dangerous to explain too clearly to man how like he is to the animals without pointing out his greatness. It is also dangerous to make too much of his greatness without his vileness. It is still more dangerous to leave him in ignorance of both, but it is most valuable to represent both to him. Man must not be allowed to believe that he is equal either to animals or to angels, nor to be unaware of either, but he must know both." - Blaise Pascal

"Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity." - Thomas Sowell

"Granny sighed. "You have learned something," she said, and thought it safe to insert a touch of sternness into her voice. "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." - Terry Pratchett

"Pretending that the world's religions are the same does not make our world safer. Like all forms of ignorance, it makes our world more dangerous. What we need on this furiously religious planet is a realistic view of where religious rivals clash and where they can cooperate." - Stephen Prothero

"[Science] dissipates errors born of ignorance about our true relations with nature, errors the more damaging in that the social order should rest only on those relations. TRUTH! JUSTICE! Those are the immutable laws. Let us banish the dangerous maxim that it is sometimes useful to depart from them and to deceive or enslave mankind to assure its happiness." - Pierre-Simon Laplace



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