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Who first said “Ignorance is bliss”?

Who first said it?

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Thomas Gray, in his poem “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College,” written in 1742 and first published in 1747.

It’s quite an interesting poem. He muses about the eventual fate of the carefree young college men. He seems to be encouraging them to remain ignorant a little longer. Soon enough they will have to cope with life’s sorrows.

Here’s the last stanza of the poem:

“To each his sufferings: all are men,

Condemned alike to groan,

The tender for another’s pain;

The unfeeling for his own.

Yet ah! why should they know their fate?

Since sorrow never comes too late,

And happiness too swiftly flies.

Thought would destroy their paradise.

No more; where ignorance is bliss,

‘Tis folly to be wise.”


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Who Said Ignorance Is Bliss

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i think it was by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray who said it 1st…don’t quote me on that..i could be wrong..

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not the real me
I was going to answer, but Steve beat me to it. Great answer, Steve.

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I don’t know but I do know Kelly says it in her new song Never Again.I love it!