ignorance is bliss

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Etymology[edit]

From Thomas Gray's poem, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742): "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."[1]

Proverb[edit]

ignorance is bliss

  1. Lack of knowledge results in happiness.
  2. You are more comfortable if you don't know something.

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  1. ^ The Thomas Gray Archive: "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (Lines 99.3-100.5)