Knowledge Quotations

Knowledge Quotations
  1. "They know enough who know how to learn. "
    -- Henry Adams
  2. "Knowledge is power--if you know it about the right people. "
    -- Anonymous
  3. "All men by nature desire to know. "
    -- Aristotle
  4. "The proof that you know something is that you are able to teach it."
    -- Aristotle
  5. "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
    -- Isaac Asimov
  6. "Knowledge is Power. "
    -- Francis Bacon
  7. "Knowledge and human power are synonyms. "
    -- Francis Bacon
  8. "I am not young enough to know everything. "
    -- James Matthew Barrie
  9. "He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this--that he knew nothing yet."
    -- Aphra Behn
  10. "I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. "
    -- Peter Benchley

  11. "I am not wise. Not knowing, and learning to be comfortable with not knowing, is a great discovery. "
    -- Sue Bender
  12. "Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. "
    -- Ambrose Bierce
  13. "The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. "
    -- Josh Billings
  14. "Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. "
    -- Josh Billings
  15. "You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough. "
    -- William Blake
  16. "Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know. "
    -- Sir Richard Francis Burton
  17. "The public do not know enough to be experts, yet know enough to decide between them. "
    -- Samuel Butler
  18. "Much knowledge is a curse. "
    -- Chang-Tzu
  19. "Pocket all your knowledge with your watch and never pull it out in company unless desired. "
    -- Lord Chesterfield
  20. "Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market. "
    -- Arthur Hugh Clough
  21. "We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed. "
    -- Charles Caleb Colton
  22. "The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. "
    -- Confucius
  23. "If knowledge is power, clandestine knowledge is power squared; it can be withheld, exchanged, and leveraged. "
    -- Letty Cottin

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  24. "I do not pretend to know what many ignoarant men are sure of. "
    -- Clarence Darrow
  25. "Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. "
    -- Will Durant
  26. "Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. "
    -- Will Durant
  27. "Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. "
    -- George Eliot
  28. "Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. "Nobody knows enough, but many know too much. "
    -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  30. "The specialist is a man who fears the other subjects. "
    -- Martin H. Fisher
  31. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. "
    -- Henry Ford
  32. "Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. "
    -- Kahlil Gibran
  33. "True knowledge lies in knowing how to live. "
    -- Baltasar Gracián

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  34. "All that men really understand is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and existence; to what they have an opportunity to know; and motives to study or practise. The rest is affectation and imposture. "
    -- William Hazlitt
  35. "Mistakes are their own instructors. "
    -- Horace
  36. "If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? "
    -- Thomas Huxley
  37. "Ecery great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. "
    -- Thomas Huxley
  38. "Sit down before a fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconcieved notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. "
    -- Thomas Huxley
  39. "Knowledge also imposes responsibility. "
    -- W.M.L. Jay
  40. "Once you have discovered what is happening, you can't pretend not to know, you can't abdicate responsibility. "
    -- P.D. James
  41. "There was never an age in which useless knowledge was more important than our own. "
    -- Cyril Joad
  42. "Knowledge is of two kinds; we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. "
    -- Samuel Johnson
  43. "man is not weak--knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength. "
    -- Samuel Johnson
  44. "All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. "
    -- Juvenal

  45. "I keep six honest serving-men [They taught me all I knew]; Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who "
    -- Rudyard Kipling
  46. "Knowledge is much like dust--it sticks to one, one knows not how. "
    -- L.E. Landon
  47. "How long, I wonder, will ignorance spell purity and knowledge shame? "
    -- Rosamond Lehmann
  48. "Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a litle in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates. "
    -- Lawrence Lowell
  49. "A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. "
    -- James Madison
  50. "In much knowledge there is also much grief. "
    -- Queen Marie of Romania
  51. "I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in this world. "
    -- Margaret Mead
  52. "The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading. "
    -- H.L. Mencken
  53. "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

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  54. "The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more."
    -- Alexander Pope
  55. "Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessaarily be infinite. "
    -- Karl Popper
  56. "We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge. "
    -- Rutherford D. Rogers
  57. "To appear to be on the inside and know more than others about what is going on is a great temptation for most people. It is a rare person who is willing to seem to know less than he does. "
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt
  58. "In all affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted. "
    -- Bertrand Russel
  59. "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. "
    -- Bertrand Russel
  60. "As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious. "
    -- Albert Schweitzer
  61. "I am never afraid of what I know. "
    -- Anna Sewell
  62. "There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up. "
    -- Rex Stout
  63. "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. "
    -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  64. "To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. "
    -- Henry David Thoreau
  65. "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn by no other way. "
    -- Mark Twain
  66. "A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. "
    -- Mark Twain
  67. "We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance. "
    -- John A. Wheeler
  68. "I am not young enough to know everything. "
    -- Oscar Wilde

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