Ignorance and Quotations about It

Ignoring something because you simply didn't have the information, it is excusable, you simply have not heard about it; however, when the information is at hand and you still willingly ignore it, this attitude can lead to terrible consequences. See more about ignorance and why it is so costly.
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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2018
There are many things we all ignore in life as we cannot know everything. Yet among the things we know, there are some we should not ignore as the ignorance of those will cost us life. The one thing we cannot afford ignoring is what God says.
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"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance."
- Socrates
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
- Winston Churchill

"Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace."
- Dalai Lama
Boring business meeting
"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Fear always springs from ignorance."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
- Elbert Hubbard
Woman Ignoring Business Man
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
- Confucius
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There is no darkness but ignorance."
- William Shakespeare
Father using digital tablet pad ignoring little sad daughter bored
"The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind."
- John Tillotson

"The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance."
- Confucius
Father And Son With Toys
"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."
- Albert Camus
"Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way."
- Seneca

"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know."
- Aldous Huxley
Angry teenage daughter ignoring her concerned mother
"To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
- Daniel Boorstin

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
- Will Durant

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
- Isaac Asimov
I can't hear you
"Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is."
- Sir Winston Churchill
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."
- Justice William O. Douglas
You never listen to me
"Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins."
- Benjamin Franklin

"A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom."
- Milton Friedman
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"You are in error, through ignorance of the Scriptures and of the power of God."
- Jesus Christ (Matthew 22:29)
"From my experience of hundreds of children, I know that they have perhaps a finer sense of honor than you or I have. The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would learn not from grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children."
- Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
Who am I
"The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now He commands that all people everywhere should repent..."
- Acts 17:30

"...Being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts."
- Ephesians 4:18
Getting stubborn in ignorance is very costly; we end up paying with our own happiness, our very lives. Truly test what the Bible says what Jesus Christ teaches, and Don't be ignorant about it, we can't afford that!