Knowledge Quotes

Oscar wilde, the picture of dorian gray - knowledge would be fatal, it is the uncertainty...
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin
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, Sonnet de Regrets
Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
Lillian Smith

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
In a general way, we try to anticipate some of your questions so that I can respond no comment with some degree of knowledge.
William Bake
Vincent lombardi - the difference between a successful person and...
Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with the facts but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.
Benjamin Disraeli
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, Man and Superman, 1903
Faith Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce
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.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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
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.
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
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
There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
Conan Doyle
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian
Author unknown - having supplied them with names, omnipotence,...
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
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The elective system... offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canaps of knowledge and never had their fill.
Ted Morgan
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, Foreword
It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.
Johann von Goethe
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
We know accurately only when we know little with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann von Goethe
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas H. Huxley
Fear is a question What are you afraid of, and why Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self - Knowledge if you explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson
Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Jeremy Taylo
No one is without knowledge except him who asks no questions.
West African Saying
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self - Understanding and self - Discipline.
Lewis Mumford
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
Samuel Johnson
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Wilbur Wright
Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert