Knowledge Quotes

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The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Arthur Baldwin
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles
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, Stars and Atoms (1928), Lecture 1
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

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Confucius
Technology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.
Author Unknown
Acknowledgment - If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
Author Unknown
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
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 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
Play is the beginning of knowledge.
George Dorsey
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
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Seneca
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
John Locke
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
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
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (1927)
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
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
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
Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
William Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act 1 scene 2
Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Madam Guizot
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Fulle
There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates
Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge.
Ivon Petrovich Pavlov
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
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Mark Twain
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 not to be feared.
David Ben - Gurion
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
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 F. Will
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
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.
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