33 Quotes About Ignorance and Stupidity


There are many cases in life where we may find ourselves looking stupid or ridiculous. These quotes about ignorance and stupidity capture these unique times in your lives and events that we will never forget.

“A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.”

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”

“Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common.”

“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.”

“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.”

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

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

“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

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

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”

“Stupidity isn’t punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.”

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.”

“The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.”

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

“The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.”

“The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.”

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”

“Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.”

“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”

“You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.”

There are many levels and measures of determining someone’s intelligence. Is there a way for stupid people to really realize how stupid they are?