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50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity



Absolute certainty is a privilege
of uneducated minds and fanatics.
It is, for scientific folk, an unattainable ideal.

Cassius J. Keyser
(1862-1947, American mathematician)
Ignorance Quote: There are people who are as stingy with their minds as others with their money - Ludwig BörneImage: WilleeCole Photography (Shutterstock)
One of the painful things about our time is
that those who feel certainty are stupid,
and those with any imagination and understanding
are filled with doubt and indecision.

Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic)
The difference between stupidity and genius is
that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955, German-born theoretical physicist)
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant
(1885-1981, American writer, historian and philosopher)
A brain you can convince,
a simpleton you have to persuade.

Curt Goetz
(1888-1960, born Kurt Walter Götz,
Swiss German writer, actor and film director)
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889-1964, first Prime Minister of India)
The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing.
Jean Toomer
(1894-1967, American poet and novelist)
Truth will always be truth,
regardless of lack of understanding,
disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone
(1902-2002, American businessman and philanthropist)


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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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