In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves ignorance from any painful sense of limpness.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Source: Romola, 1863.
Contributed by: Zaady
Ignorance. . . is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Source: Mr. Gilfil’s Love-Story,1st printed Blackwood's Magazine,1857, repr. in Scenes of Clerical Life,1858
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
Source: Daniel Deronda, 1874
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 11, epigraph (1874-76).
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
George Bancroft (1800 - 1891)
Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
In civil business; what first? boldness; what second and third? boldness: and yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness.
Source: Essays. Boldness
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)
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