50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity

Being ignorant means lacking knowledge; yet, possessing information alone does not mean having knowledge

Quote: I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know - CiceroText Art: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

People may be aware of a multitude of facts and there may be vast amounts of information available but, if the matter is not properly understood, no knowledge will accrue, and ignorance will remain.

We have collected together 50 of the finest and brightest quotes and sayings on the subject of ignorance and stupidity. Good luck on your journey through our collection!

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Publilius Syrus
(1st century BC, Latin writer of maxims)
Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one’s ignorance.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
(c. 480-406 BC, tragedian of classical Athens)
I am not ashamed to confess
I am ignorant of what I do not know.

(106-43 BC, Roman philosopher and statesman)
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
(c. 5th/6th century, Buddhist monk)
Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.

Dalai Lama
(1357-1419, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism)

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4 Responses to “50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity”

  1. larsjaeger
    18 December 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Thanks for wonderful post

  2. kim freeman
    19 March 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    Ignorance hears nothing but speaks loud.

  3. charity
    9 March 2016 at 1:04 am #

    I would donate money but there is no cure for stupidity

  4. NerdyWan
    13 July 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    Here’s another one:

    You are ignorant by birth and stupid by choice.

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