Best Quotes about Knowledge
To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
Every animal knows more than you do.
Proverb, Native American
All knowledge is ambiguous.
Habgood, J. S.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
Channing, William Ellery
We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
Edison, Thomas A.
The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot.
Thoreau, Henry David
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -- this is a hard lesson.
Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
Bowen, Catherine Drinker
It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know.
Bergethon, R. K.
Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
Man knows more than he understands.
Knowledge is power. Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -- broad, deep knowledge -- is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.
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.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
We are in fact convinced that if we are ever to have pure knowledge of anything, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things by themselves with the soul by itself. It seems, to judge from the argument, that the wisdom which we desire and upon which we profess to have set our hearts will be attainable only when we are dead and not in our lifetime.
Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.
We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Colton, Charles Caleb
All men by nature desire 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.
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
Mill, John Stuart
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Buck, Pearl S.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
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.
Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself.
To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it.
Many of us don't have to turn out the lights to be in the dark.
A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
Michener, James A.
Charles V. said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men; and Alexander the Great so valued learning, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge that, than his father Philip for giving him life.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
Bright, Grant M.
Knowledge without practice is like a glass eye, all for show, and nothing for use.
Sin, guilt, neurosis --they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it.
Colton, Charles Caleb
There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
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