Knowledge Quotes

Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Bertrand russell - we know very little, and yet it is astonishing...

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
George santayna - knowledge is recognition of something absent; it...
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Shelley, incomplete, poets
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
Alfred North Whitehead

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
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Jacob Bronowski, 1976
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)
If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.
Sidney Madwed
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
Native American
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.
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
Faith Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.
Albert Schweitze
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of frendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell
It was always said of him Scrooge that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us.
Charles Dickens
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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.
No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - You win some and you lose some.
Ken Keyes
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton
Science is organized knowledge.
Herbert Spence
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
Maria Mitchell
He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.
Richard Whatley
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
George Bernard Shaw
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.
Phillip Earl Stanhope
God sells knowledge for labour - - Honour for risk.
Arabic Prove
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell