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The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.

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.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.


Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) U.S. educator.