Ignorance Is Bliss (Origin)

What Is the Origin of the Saying "Ignorance Is Bliss"?

The term ignorance is bliss means that a lack of knowledge equals an absence of concern. The term developed from Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College, a poem by Thomas Gray with the lines: No more where ignorance is bliss / Tis folly to be wise.



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