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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

— Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

— Marcus Garvey

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

— Albert Einstein

Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

— William Shakespeare

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

— Confucius

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

— Thomas Jefferson

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

— Thomas Jefferson

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

— Helen Keller

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

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

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

— Khalil Gibran

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

— Khalil Gibran

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

— Khalil Gibran

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

— Socrates

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

— Plato

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.

— Plato

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.

— Plato

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.

— Plato

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

— Plato

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Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

— Plato

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

— Bertrand Russell

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

— Anais Nin

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

— Plato

Knowledge is true opinion.

— Plato

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

— Henry Ford

Doubt grows with knowledge.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.

— John Adams

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

— Chanakya

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.

— Peter Drucker

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.

— Vincent Van Gogh

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.

— Immanuel Kant

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

— Kofi Annan

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?

— T. S. Eliot

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

— Leonardo da Vinci

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

— Isaac Asimov

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.

— Isaac Asimov

The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.

— William Ralph Inge

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

— Peter Drucker

Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.

— e. e. cummings

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

— Brian Tracy

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

— Roger Babson

The true method of knowledge is experiment.

— William Blake

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

— William Penn

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

— John Locke

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

— Herodotus

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?

— Maria Montessori

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

— Samuel Johnson

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.

— Robert Staughton Lynd

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.

— Plutarch

I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.

— Immanuel Kant

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.

— Abu Bakr

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

— John Locke

This life that has been given to us as a gift, as such a precious gift. To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it, is the greatest meditation. Through the media of this Knowledge we can tap into our inner sources that are so beautiful.

— Prem Rawat

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.

— Karl Popper

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

— Dante Alighieri

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.

— Robin Morgan

Depend upon it 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.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

— Terry Pratchett

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.

— Simone Weil

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.

— Arnold H. Glasow

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.

— John Naisbitt

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.

— Louis L’Amour

Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without for much knowledge is a curse.

— Zhuangzi

If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.

— Ramakrishna

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

— Meister Eckhart

To be educated, a person doesn’t have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life.

— Thomas More

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

— G. I. Gurdjieff

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

— Baltasar Gracian

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 Archibald Wheeler

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

— Horace Mann

Knowledge is the life of the mind.

— Abu Bakr

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

— Will Durant

When a man’s knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.

— Herbert Spencer

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.

— Ruben Blades

To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

— Marilyn vos Savant

Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.

— Wislawa Szymborska

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.

— David Bohm

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.

— Ralph Cudworth

I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.

— Jay-Z

Never stop learning knowledge doubles every fourteen months.

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

— Miguel de Cervantes

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

— Margaret Fuller

It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.

— Dolley Madison

The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes.

— Avicenna

Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.

— Pericles

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.

— Carlos Castaneda

We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.

— Jack LaLanne

I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.

— Barry White

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.

— Kong Fu Zi

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.

— Gene Wolfe

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

— Thomas Carlyle

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

— Audrey Hepburn

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

— Vince Lombardi

The only source of knowledge is experience.

— Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

— Albert Einstein

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.

— George Bernard Shaw

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

— Albert Einstein

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

— Leo Buscaglia

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

— Khalil Gibran

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

— Theodore Roosevelt

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

— Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

— Bruce Lee

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

— Khalil Gibran

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

— Princess Diana

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

— Thomas Sowell

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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 F. Kennedy

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

— Socrates

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.

— Augustus Hare

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

— Jimi Hendrix

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

— John F. Kennedy

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

— Henry David Thoreau

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

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

— Plato

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

— Khalil Gibran

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

— Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.

— Khalil Gibran

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

— Robert Fulghum

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.

— Khalil Gibran

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

— John F. Kennedy

All men by nature desire knowledge.

— Aristotle

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

— Aristotle

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

— Isaac Asimov

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.

— Khalil Gibran

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.

— Lao Tzu

Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.

— Lao Tzu

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

— Albert Camus

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

— Elbert Hubbard

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.

— Napoleon Hill

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.

— George Bernard Shaw

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

— Charles Darwin

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

— T. S. Eliot

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

— Henry Ward Beecher

All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

— Voltaire

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

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.

— George Bernard Shaw

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

— George Bernard Shaw

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

— Frederick Buechner

Knowledge is power.

— Francis Bacon

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

— Sigmund Freud

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

— Charles Spurgeon

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

— Albert Camus

I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible.

— Charlie Sheen

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

— Aldous Huxley

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

— Lord Byron

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.

— Voltaire

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

— Clifford Stoll

I’m a student of world religion, so to me, it’s hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.

— Will Smith

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

— Carl Sagan

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.

— Plato

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

— Bertrand Russell

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

— Bertrand Russell

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

— John Adams

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

— Thomas Aquinas

We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year.

— Walt Disney

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

— Chanakya

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

— Calvin Coolidge

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.

— Johannes Tauler

We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.

— H. L. Mencken

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

— T. S. Eliot

Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.

— Aldous Huxley

God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.

— Bede Griffiths

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

— Anton Chekhov

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.

— Henry Ward Beecher

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.

— Peter Drucker

Knowledge about life is one thing effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

— William James

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.

— Marcel Proust

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.

— Aldous Huxley

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.

— T. S. Eliot

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.

— Peter Drucker

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

— Samuel Johnson

Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.

— Hubert H. Humphrey

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.

— Carl Jung

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

— Samuel Johnson

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

— Ambrose Bierce

The first step in a person’s salvation is knowledge of their sin.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.

— Milton Friedman

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

— Carl Jung

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

— Immanuel Kant

The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.

— Bertrand Russell

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.

— Jose Marti

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only pain we obey.

— Marcel Proust

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.

— Abu Bakr

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.

— Ambrose Bierce

Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.

— Ambrose Bierce

In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

— Marilu Henner

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.

— Samuel Johnson

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

— Charles Morgan

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.

— Orison Swett Marden

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.

— Mao Zedong

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

— Hermann Hesse

Where knowledge ends, religion begins.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.

— Blaise Pascal

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.

— Blaise Pascal

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

— Thomas Huxley

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated.

— Thomas Sowell

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

— Francis Bacon

The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.

— Benjamin Disraeli

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

— Joseph Wood Krutch

Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.

— George Eliot

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.

— Stephen Hawking

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.

— Vincent Van Gogh

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.

— Samuel Butler

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

— James A. Baldwin

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

— Francis Bacon

To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.

— Friedrich August von Hayek

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

— Robert Anthony

The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.

— Rene Descartes

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.

— Louis Pasteur

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

— Francis Bacon

The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.

— Thomas J. Watson

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

— Immanuel Kant

It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.

— Doug Coupland

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

— Francis Bacon

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.

— Samuel Johnson

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.

— Samuel Butler

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

Intuition and concepts constitute… the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.

— Immanuel Kant

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?

— Thomas Huxley

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

— Moses Hadas

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

— Horace

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

— William Cowper

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

— Hippocrates

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.

— George Santayana

When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.

— Walter Mosley

I think a lot of people, even Christians, are willing to be satisfied with gaining lots and lots of biblical knowledge – and many people go to Bible studies and don’t realize it isn’t enough to know what’s right, it’s applying the information and the knowledge that you have.

— Charles Stanley

We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.

— Michel de Montaigne

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.

— Michel de Montaigne

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

— Thomas Fuller

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

— Isaac Bashevis Singer

Sin, guilt, neurosis they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

— Henry Miller

I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.

— Sun Myung Moon

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.

— Elie Wiesel

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

— Alexander the Great

If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that’s where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets.

— Maynard James Keenan

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.

— Henry Miller

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.

— Oswald Chambers

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel’s only morality.

— Milan Kundera

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.

— Venerable Bede

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.

— Michel Foucault

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin.

— Thomas Huxley

Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.

— Edwin Louis Cole

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

— Carl Friedrich Gauss

Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages.

— Ernest Holmes

I don’t claim to be knowledgeable about theology. Most of my knowledge comes out of my experience and the lessons in the Bible. Every Sunday I’m home I teach 45 minutes and we boiled them down to one page for the new book, ‘Through the Year with Jimmy Carter.’

— Jimmy Carter

Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.

— H. G. Wells

The medieval university looked backwards it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.

— Thomas Huxley

I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.

— Giacomo Casanova

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that’s when cuisine is truly exciting.

— Charlie Trotter

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

— James Madison

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.

— William S. Burroughs

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

— George Santayana

The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They’ve taken your Bible away from the schools. They’ve forbidden little children to pray. They’ve taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organizations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America.

— Pat Robertson

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 Lindbergh

The seat of knowledge is in the head of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.

— William Hazlitt

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.

— Arthur Rimbaud

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

— John Locke

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

— John Locke

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

— Maurice Maeterlinck

Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.

— George Santayana

The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.

— Joseph Addison

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Zeal will do more than knowledge.

— William Hazlitt

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.

— James Thurber

We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.

— Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

— Thomas Aquinas

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.

— Sophocles

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

— John Locke

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.

— Thomas Aquinas

My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.

— Quentin Tarantino

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.

— William S. Burroughs

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

— Walter Scott

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.

— Tom Clancy

It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.

— Jean Piaget

Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.

— Vine Deloria, Jr.

But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.

— Immanuel Kant

The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible.

— Ernest Holmes

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.

— Sonny Perdue

We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about.

— Eric Hoffer

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.

— Josh Billings

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.

— Will Durant

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.

— Janet Jackson

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

— William Ellery Channing

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.

— J. K. Rowling

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

— William Penn

I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.

— Tobey Maguire

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.

— Charles Caleb Colton

That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.

— Charles Stanley

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.

— Alfred North Whitehead

Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.

— P. G. Wodehouse

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

— David Herbert Lawrence

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.

— James Allen

We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.

— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

— Baltasar Gracian

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

— George Herbert

I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.

— Alexander the Great

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

— Alvin Toffler

It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.

— Jeremy Taylor

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge an argument an exchange of ignorance.

— Robert Quillen

Research is creating new knowledge.

— Neil Armstrong

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.

— Lord Chesterfield

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