Knowledge Quotes

Camille paglia - a serious problem in america is the gap between...
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of mystery.
Mary B. Yates
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
George Gurdjieff
Bertrand russell - there is much pleasure to be gained from useless...
Knowledge is essential to conquest; only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment.
Anne Besant
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
Kahlil Gibran
Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half - Heard.
Gene Wolfe
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
Lord Chesterfield
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
Alfred North Whitehead
The same state of the passions which fits the multitude, who have not sufficient stock of reason and knowledge to guide them, for opposition to tyranny and oppression, very naturally leads them to a contempt and disregard of all authority.
Alexander Hamilton, Loth, Dave, Alexander Hamilton, Portrait of a Prodigy, Rahway, Carrick & Evans, Inc., 1939
The two most evangelical groups in the world are atheists and vegetarians, especially the least knowledgeable and least intelligent individuals within those groups.
Clark Coleman
Knowledge is like money the more he gets, the more he craves.
Josh Billings
Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe.
Albert Schweitze
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
Socrates
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
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Knowledge without know - How is sterile. We use the word academic in a pejorative sense to identify this limitation.
Myron Tribus
Penicillin was indeed the product of accidental discovery, but the discovery was made, and the knowledge developed, because certain scientists had definite goals in mind. Chance, Pastuer wrote, favors only the prepared mind. The mind must be prepared not only by scientific training and technological know - How, but also by the awareness of social needs.
Saturday Review
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy - Going enough once you acknowledge his power.
Ovid
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Kahlil Gibran
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein
Knowledge is power. Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est.
Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacr?. De H? resibus. (1597)
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas H. Huxley
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
As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which he cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson
I prefer tongue - Tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
Cicero
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
I have discovered, in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.
Bill Veeck
Having supplied them with names, omnipotence, justice, knowledge, Providence, - what are they?
Author Unknown
The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.
Alvin Toffle
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice