His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
~ A Study in Scarlet
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
by Benjamin Disraeli
"A truly refined mind will seem to be ignorant of the existence of anything that is not perfectly proper, placid, and pleasant."
~ Little Dorrit
by Charles Dickens
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
~ Daniel Deronda
by George Eliot
Ignorance is the parent of fear.
~ Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
In the immutability of their surroundings the foreign shores, the foreign faces, the changing immensity of life, glide past, veiled not by a sense of mystery but by a slightly disdainful ignorance; for there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence and as inscrutable as Destiny.
~ Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad
"I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square."
~ The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
"Man," I cried, "how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom!"
by Mary Shelley