Knowledge Quotes

Plotinus - knowledge, if it does not determine action, is...
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.
Phillip Earl Stanhope

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix
John locke - where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments...
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Samuel Smiles
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers.
G. M. Trevelyan

Self - Reverence, self knowledge, self - Control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Lord Tennyson
Courage is a special kind of knowledge the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
David Ben - Gurion
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
Voltaire
The Knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
Blaise Pascal
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato
Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
John Adams
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
Heraclitus
Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
Maria Mitchell
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone de Beauvoi
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann
Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice.
Matthew Henry
No one is without knowledge except him who asks no questions.
West African Saying
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, Autobiography
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose, in Fast Company
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
Robert Anthony
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
Native American
One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
It is sad that while science moves ahead in exciting new areas of research, fine - Tuning our knowledge of how life originated and evolved, creationists remain mired in medieval debates about angels on the head of a pin and animals in the belly of an Ark.
Michael Sherme
The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy.
Johnson
One of the self - Authenticating truths which we come at last to acknowledge is this strange fact that we know that for the evil in our lives we ourselves are responsible, but for the good God alone deserves the praise.
John L. Casteel
Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.
Patanjali
Knowledge would be fatal, it is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things beautiful.
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.
Benjamin Disraeli
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke
I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
Sir Arthur Eddington, Stars and Atoms (1928), Lecture 1
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.
Saadi
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family.
Joachim du Bellay