Knowledge Quotes

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well - Being of the community - These are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
Eric hoffe - we find it hard to apply the knowledge of...

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
Friedrich nietzsche - every extension of knowledge arises from making...
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Albert Einstein
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

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine
Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice.
Matthew Henry
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.
The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.
Fred A. Manske, Jr.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spence
Faith, is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Kahlil Gibran
Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied.
Robert Noyce, Article, interview in a magazine
We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
Bertrand Russell
We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
Henry Louis Mencken
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
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose, in Fast Company
Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?
Pliny the Elder, Natural History
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Helen Kelle
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Shelley, incomplete, poets
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
Hermann Hesse
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Henry Ford
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein
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
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, Autobiography
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy - Going enough once you acknowledge his power.
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
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, 1845
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin
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
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
Lao - Tzu, The Way of Lao - Tzu
As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which he cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson
It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone de Beauvoi