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A list of the best knowledge quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous knowledge quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic knowledge quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    Oscar Wilde

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    The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy. Marshall McLuhan

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    I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. Robert Benchley

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    The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing so many things that ain't so. Josh Billings

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

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

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    Knowledge and human power are synonymous. Francis Bacon

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    Man knows more than he understands. Alfred Adler

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    Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

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    And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. -- John 8:32

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    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. -- King Solomon

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    I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so. Josh Billings

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    To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it. Mark Caine

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    Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. Ambrose Bierce

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    Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another. Joseph Addison

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    There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. Denis Diderot

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

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    The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. Confucius

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    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

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    Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

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    The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it. Samuel Johnson

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    Knowledge is the only elegance. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

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

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    To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it. Charles Caleb Colton

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

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    One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. G. K. Chesterton

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    Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

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    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

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

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    It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity. William Ellery Channing

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    There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it. Angela Carter

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

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    Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.

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

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    Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. William Cowper

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    You can't know too much, but you can say too much. Calvin Coolidge

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.

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    I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon. George Eliot

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    During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. Albert Einstein

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    Knowledge is only potential power. Napoleon Hill

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    Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself. Samuel Johnson

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    Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it. Samuel Johnson

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