50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity

Against a stupidity that is in fashion,
no wisdom compensates.

Theodor Fontane
(1819-1898, German novelist and poet)
Ignorance Quote: He who knows nothing, must believe everything - Marie von Ebner-EschenbachImage: Augusto Cabral (Shutterstock)
Never argue with stupid people,
they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.

Mark Twain
(1835 – 1910, American author and humorist)
If 50 million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France
(1844-1924, born François-Anatole Thibault,
French poet, journalist, and novelist)
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is:
Be satisfied with your opinions
and content with your knowledge.

Elbert Hubbard
(1856-1915, American writer and philosopher)
Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950, Irish playwright)
A fool has more ideas
than a wise man can foresee.

Joseph Conrad
(1857-924, born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski,
Polish author who was granted British nationality in 1886)
Not ignorance,
but ignorance of ignorance,
is the death of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead
(1861-1947, English mathematician and philosopher)

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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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