Knowledge Quotes

Denis diderot - there are three principal means of acquiring...
We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
George Will

Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.
Plotinus
Erastus flavel beadle - knowledge is power, if you know it about the...
If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.
Sidney Madwed
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
John Locke
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
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Margaret Fulle
All schools, all colleges have two great functions to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. - Notebook, 1908.
Mark Twain
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.
Unknown
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
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
Lao - Tzu, The Way of Lao - Tzu
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Fulle
Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious.
Friedrich Nietzsche
No one is without knowledge except him who asks no questions.
West African Saying
We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white.
Eric Hoffe
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
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - This is knowledge.
Confucius
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
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton
Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
William Shakespeare
Knowledge is expensive.
Hanna Gray, current president of the University of Chicago
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.
Phillip Earl Stanhope
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.
Albert Schweitze
Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied.
Robert Noyce, Article, interview in a magazine
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Camille Paglia
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?
Pliny the Elder, Natural History
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Albert Einstein