Knowledge Quotes

John locke - curiosity in children, is but an appetite for...
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke

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.
Helen hayes - my mother drew a distinction between achievement...
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
George Bernard Shaw
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

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
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
Self - Reverence, self knowledge, self - Control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Lord Tennyson
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Masterlinck
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
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin
Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned.... That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions.
Walter Lippmann
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.
A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Self - Knowledge is the property of that man whose passions have their full play, but who ponders over their results.
Benjamin Disraeli
You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does. If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
Dag Hammarskjold
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
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.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - It is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Shelley, incomplete, poets
Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack.
Steven Runciman
Knowledge exists to be imparted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
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
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vincent Lombardi
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
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
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another falls to pieces.
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones Diary
Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half - Heard.
Gene Wolfe
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.
Joseph Priestly
Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
Alexis Carrel
Our minds thus grow in spots and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can.
William James
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
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 is much pleasure ot be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Margaret Fulle