Ignorance Quotes

“An ignorant man ages like an ox. His flesh may increase, but not his understanding.”
-The Buddha

ignorance quote“A fool who recognises his own ignorance is thereby in fact a wise man, but a fool who considers himself wise — that is what one really calls a fool.”
-The Buddha

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV

“Enlightenment for Gautama

[the Buddha] felt as though a prison which had confined him for thousands of lifetimes had broken open. Ignorance had been the jailkeeper. Because of ignorance, his mind had been obscured, just like the moon and stars hidden by the storm clouds. Clouded by endless waves of deluded thoughts, the mind had falsely divided reality into subject and object, self and others, existence and non-existence, birth and death, and from these discriminations arose wrong views—the prisons of feelings, craving, grasping, and becoming. The suffering of birth, old age, sickness, and death only made the prison walls thicker. The only thing to do was to seize the jailkeeper and see his true face. The jailkeeper was ignorance. . . . Once the jailkeeper was gone, the jail would disappear and never be rebuilt again.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

“I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.”

“Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.”

“Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.”
-Isaac Watts

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.”
-Ann Plato

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”
-Wayne Dyer

“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
-Will Rogers

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
-Aldous Huxley

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