Best Quotes about Knowledge
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.
We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Colton, Charles Caleb
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
Thoreau, Henry David
Many people think of knowledge as money, They would like knowledge, but do not want to face the perseverance and self-denial that goes into the acquisition of it.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
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.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.
Mueller, Robert K.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Fischer, Martin H.
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I wish I knew what I know now before.
I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Adams, Franklin P.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.
Battista, Orlando A.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding.
Once thoroughly our own knowledge ceases to give us pleasure.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Cicero, Marcus T.
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world -- introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably -- that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.
No matter what happens, there's always somebody who knew it would.
How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Far better is it to know everything of a little than a little of everything.
Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use.
Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -- a property entirely our own.
To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it.
Colton, Charles Caleb
I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
Knowledge is the only elegance.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
What's scary in life is not what people know (or don't know), but what they know that ain't so.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
Mill, John Stuart
Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.
When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
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.
It is disgraceful to live as a stranger in one's country, and be an alien in any matter that affects our welfare.
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
Getty, J. Paul
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can -- namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
Teresa of Avila, St.
No man knows less than the man who knows it all
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Drucker, Peter F.
Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
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 to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it.
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