Knowledge quotes

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.

- Carter, Angela

There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.

- Plato

The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence.

- Krishnamurti

A wise man, when asked how he had learned so much about everything, replied: By never being ashamed or afraid to ask questions about anything of which I was ignorant.


Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.

- Picabia, Francis

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

- Jimi Hendrix

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

- Blaise Pascal

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

- Larry Leissner

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

- March, General Peyton C.

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

- Byron, Lord

Knowledge would be fatal, it is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things beautiful.

- Oscar Wilde

No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - you win some and you lose some.

- Ken Keyes

Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.


The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and mangled mind leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

- Drew, Elizabeth

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

- Robbins, Anthony

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

- Heschel, Abraham J.

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

- Sandra Carey

Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.

- Mueller, Robert K.

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.

- Camus, Albert

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.

- Penn, William

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