Quotations The Best Quotes About Knowledge  

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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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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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Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T. S. Eliot

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

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I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

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

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Knowledge and human power are synonymous. Francis Bacon

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

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

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I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible. Lewis Carroll

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

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Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.

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

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To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. Quentin Crisp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Knowledge is the only elegance. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him. John Milton

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Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.

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

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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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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. Epictetus

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The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. Winston Churchill

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

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To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. J. Paul Getty