Who first said (created) the term “ignorance is bliss”?

okay i would like to know who actually first thought of the whole "ignorance is bliss" thing. i need to know exactly who so i can get my facts right when i turn in my essay for school.thanx in advance!peace out and god bless!

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2 Answers to “Who first said (created) the term “ignorance is bliss”?”

  1. virko says:

    The poet Thomas Gray (1716-1771) wrote it in a poem called “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.” As he watches the boys play and have fun, he is thinking that they have no idea about the troubles they’ll face in their lives. He concludes with “Where ignorance is bliss,/’Tis folly to be wise.”

  2. koskela says:

    You probably did.I think the quote you want is ” Where ignorance is bliss. it is folly to be wise.”Please note, it is an entirely different from the one you give so make sure it fits your context.