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50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity



Ignorance is the curse of God;
knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

William Shakespeare
(1564-1616, English poet and playwright)
Ignorance Quote: The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd - Bertrand RussellImage: Luis Louro (Shutterstock)
Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
Isaac Watts
(1674-1748, English theologian and logician)
The more often a stupidity is repeated,
the more it gets the appearance of wisdom.

François-Marie Arouet
(1694-1778, known by his nom de plume Voltaire,
French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher)
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom
is knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
Deceiving a fool
is an exploit worthy of an intelligent man.

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
(1725-1798, Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice)
Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832, German writer, artist and politician)
Nothing is so firmly believed
as that which least is known.

Francis Jeffrey
(1773-1850, Scottish judge and literary critic)


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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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