Knowledge Quotes

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
Lao - Tzu, The Way of Lao - Tzu
William ellery channing - every mind was made for growth, for knowledge,...

Daniel j. boorstin - knowledge is not simply another commodity. on the...
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
Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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

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
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Albert Einstein
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
Christ is the most perfect image of God, into which we are so renewed as to bear the image of God, in knowledge, purity, righteousness, and true holiness.
John Calvin
We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar - That is, a person who continues to learn and inquire - Can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide.
Nathan M. Pusey
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Frank Herbert
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
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Wilbur Wright
Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice.
Matthew Henry
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
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
More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
Amy Grant
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
That all our knowledge begins with experience, there is indeed no doubt.... but although our knowledge originates WITH experience, it does not all arise OUT OF experience.
Immanuel Kant
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, 1845
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
French Prove
The Knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
Blaise Pascal
Music - - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven
That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
Thomas Carlyle
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Bhagavad Gita
More appealing than knowledge itself is the feeling of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
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
The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.
Alvin Toffle
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied.
Robert Noyce, Article, interview in a magazine
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein