Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Illusion of Knowledge

In the Andes, Ecuador
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~ Confucius #quote

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.  ~ Countess of Blessington #quote

The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow #quote

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. ~ John Naisbitt #quote

Criticism is often the first line of defense for ignorance. ~ John Hartman #quote

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ Thomas Carlyle #quote

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. ~ Thomas H. Huxley #quote

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~ Martin Luther King #quote

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. ~ Sir Claus Moser #quote

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens ~ Jimi Hendrix #quote

If ignorance is bliss, why isn't the world happier? ~ Mark Twain #quote

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object... ~ Paul Gauguin #quote

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again. ~ Vincent Van Gogh #quote

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. ~ Socrates #quote

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable. ~ Irving Howe #quote

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin #quote

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. ~ Jacob Bronowski #quote

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. ~ Laurence J. Peter #quote

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. ~ Wilbur Wright #quote

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.  ~ Reuben Blades #quote

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.  ~ Ralph W. Sockman #quote

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. ~ William Osler #quote

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. ~ Henry Adams #quote

The endless cycle of idea and action / Endless invention, endless experiment / Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness ~ T.S. Eliot #quote

Prejudice is the child of ignorance. ~ William Hazlitt #quote

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere. ~ Charles Kettering #quote

Knowledge shuts a man's mouth ~ Erwin Sylvanus #quote

The excuse is always / Ignorance / Outlaw the excuse / And ignorance does not cease to exist ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ~ Immanuel Kant #quote

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free. ~ Bill Richardson #quote

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow #quote

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.  ~ Adlai Stevenson #quote

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. ~ Stephen Hawking #quote