Ignorance is like the itch -- the less you have of it the better off you are.
Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.
The greatest of all sins is stupidity.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Baruch (_Benedict de) Spinoza
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.
O, but man, proud man! Drest in a little brief authority; Most ingorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence,-like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, As make the angels weep;
There is no darkness, but ignorance.
It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenb
It was absolutely marvelous working for Wolfgang Pauli. You could ask him anything. There was no worry that he would think a particular question was stupid, since he thought all questions were stupid.
Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
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