Ignorance - Quotes


Theology is ignorance with wings.

Sam Harris

Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

It is better to live in ignorance than with knowledge. Solving the problem is the exciting part, not knowing the answer. Once a conjuring trick is explained it loses its magic. The excitement of a game of football is in not knowing who is going to be the winner. Some people have success and rest on their laurels. The lucky ones continue to live in ignorance.

Paul Arden

It`s a mistake to think that in hard choices, one alternative really is better than the other, but we`re too stupid to know which, and since we don`t know which, we might as well take the least risky option. Even taking two alternatives side by side with full information, a choice can still be hard. Hard choices are hard not because of us or our ignorance; they`re hard because there is no best option.

Ruth Chang

Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know. There’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (movie)

Kids who don`t eavesdrop on adult conversations are doomed to a childhood of ignorance.

Kelley Armstrong

There is only one good, that is, knowledge, and only one evil, that is, ignorance.


Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning

It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.

Richard Dawkins

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

William Osler

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.

Isaac Asimov

Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is drowned in ignorance.

William E. Channing

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.


God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


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