Knowledge, Ignorance

"What does a fish know about the water in which it swims all its life?"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Error is the price we pay for progress."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge."

Holbrook Jackson
Holbrook Jackson "Anatomy of Bibliomania"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A library is thought in cold storage."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My speciality is being right when other people are wrong."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "You Never Can Tell"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Major Barbara"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Doubt is the key of knowledge."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King "Strength to Love"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Experience without learning is better than learning without experience."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Action is the proper fruit of knowledge."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge."

Confucius "The Confucian Analects"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Henrieta Temple"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The most learned are often the most narrow-minded men."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Stupidity is permanent; ignorance can be fixed."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Lectures and Biographical Sketches"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Information is knowledge, knowledge is influence, influence is power."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge is knowing something. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that knowledge."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are here and it is now: further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "What I Believe"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"True science teaches, above all, to doubt and be ignorant."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "A History of Western Philosophy"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)