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50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity



A brainiac notices everything,
an ignoramus comments about everything.

Heinrich Heine
(1797-1856, significant German poet of the 19th century)
Ignorance Quote: One should commit no stupidity twice - the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough - Jean-Paul SartreImage: Eric Isselee (Shutterstock)
There are many things
of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882, American essayist, lecturer and poet)
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
(1804-1881, British Prime Minister and statesman)
To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.

Benjamin Disraeli
(1804-1881, British Prime Minister and statesman)
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe
(1809-1849, American author, poet and literary critic)
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence
than does knowledge.

Charles Darwin
(1809-1882, English naturalist)
Mystery is but another name for ignorance;
if we were omniscient,
all would be perfectly plain!

Tryon Edwards
(1809-1894, American theologian)


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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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