|Willful Ignorance Quotes and Sayings|
A man is responsible for his ignorance.
Sometimes we find ourselves walking through life blindfolded, and we try to deny that we're the ones who securely tied the knot.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Don't tell me what I'm doing; I don't want to know.
Humans see what they want to see.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Situational unawareness in the private marketplace or on the battlefield will cost you your livelihood or your life. In the Age of Obama, however, such willful ignorance is a job prerequisite. The less you know the better.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
. . . there is a wish in the heart of mankind to be distracted and confused. Truth is but one attraction, and not always the most powerful.
Joyce Carol Oates
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.
Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words?
Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
James A. Michener
Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance.
Hendrik Willem van Loon
It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.