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50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity



It is harder to conceal ignorance
than to acquire knowledge.

Arnold Henry Glasow
(1905-1998, American humorist)
Quote: Ignorance never settles a question - Benjamin Disraeli
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein
(1907-1988, American science fiction writer)
A man only becomes wise
when he begins to calculate
the approximate depth of his ignorance.

Gian Carlo Menotti
(1911-2007, Italian-American composer and librettist)
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance;
it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin
(1914-2004, American historian, professor, attorney and writer)
A great deal of intelligence
can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep.

Saul Bellow
(1915-2005, Canadian-born American writer)
If knowledge can create problems,
it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

Isaac Asimov
(1920-1992, Russian-born American science fiction author)
Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
William Gaddis
(1922-1998, American novelist)
Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968, American clergyman, activist,
and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement)


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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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