Knowledge Quotes

Carl jung - knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon...
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Shelley, incomplete, poets

Learning is acquired by reading books but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Oliver wendell holmes jr. - every year, if not every day, we have to wager...
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
John Locke
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles, Trachiniae

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen
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
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 Hammarskjld
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Wilbur Wright
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
T. S. Eliot
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Denis Diderot
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Larry Leissne
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Bertrand Russell
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran
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
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Albert Einstein
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
Thomas Carlyle
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Juvenal
Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned - And if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.
Erykah Badu, A line from the song "On & On".
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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 is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly bigger man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Gen. Peyton C. March
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
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
Plato
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Robert Collie
Let this be an example for the acquisition of all knowledge, virtue, and riches. By the fall of drops of water, by degrees, a pot is filled.
The Hitopadesa
I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred, and rarely at the summit of courage... What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that no earthly think can break you.
Paula Giddings
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
The ideal engineer is a composite... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems.
N. W. Dougherty, 1955
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Albert Einstein
Science is organized knowledge.
Herbert Spence
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy