An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The dawn of knowledge is usually the false dawn.
Bernard De Voto
God is intelligent; but in what manner? Man is intelligent by the act of reasoning, but the supreme intelligence lies under no necessity to reason. He requires neither premise nor consequences; nor even the simple form of a proposition. His knowledge is
Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words.
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.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Gustav Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Gustav Rogers
Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great
latin: Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.; always seen as Knowledge is power and appears inscribed on the wall of the north lobby of The Library of Congress (The Thomas Jefferson Building)
He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men’s heads.
Charles Caleb Colton
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Robert Darwin
Read every day something no one else is reading. Think every day something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Christopher Darlington Morley
Metaphor is the currency of knowledge. I have spent my life learning incredible amounts of disparate, disconnected, obscure, useless pieces of knowledge, and they have turned out to be, almost all of them, extremely useful.
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck
More appealing than knowledge itself is the feeling of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.
You already know enough to go to hell.
David A. Christensen
Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
You have to know what’s important and what’s unimportant, for you.
David Harold Fink
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
Best efforts will not substitute for knowledge.
Dr. W. Edward Deming
The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
You generally hear that what a man doesn’t know doesn’t hurt him, but in business what a man doesn’t know does hurt.
E. St. Elmo Lewis
Head knowledge is good, but heart knowledge is indispensable. The training of the hands and feet must be added to make a rounded education. We must all learn these days to become spiritual pioneers if we would save the world from chaos.
E. V. Hammond
Packed in my skin from head to toe Is one I know and do not know.
The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
Elbert Green Hubbard
The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer.
In times of change the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Knowledge is power if you know about the right person.
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.
The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.
Francis Herbert Bradley
What makes us like new acquaintances is not so much any weariness of our old ones, or the pleasure of change, as disgust at not being sufficiently admired by those who know us too well, and the hope of being more so by those who do not know so much of us.
Francois Duc de La Rochenfoucauld
The hunger and thirst for knowledge, the keen delight in the chase, the good humored willingness to admit that the scent was false, the eager desire to get on with the work, the cheerful resolution to go back and begin again, the broad good sense, the unaffected modesty, the imperturbable temper, the gratitude for any little help that was given -all these will remain in my memory though I cannot paint them for others.
Frederic William Maitland
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Learning is about more than simply acquiring new knowledge and insights; it is also crucial to unlearn old knowledge that has outlive its relevance. Thus, forgetting is probably at least as important as learning.
Gary Ryan Blair
To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Play is the beginning of knowledge.
The conqueror and king in each of us is the . . . Knower of truth. . . . Let that Knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway which that king has chosen.
George S. Arundale
Nothing is so irrevocable as mind.
Knowledge of our duties is the most essential part of the philosophy of life. If you escape duty you avoid action. The world demands results.
George W. Goethals
We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and himself and he will always remain a slave.
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
A man is never astonished that he doesn’t know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
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 heart-throbs 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.
Helen Adams Keller
First come I; my name is Jowett.There’s no knowledge but I know it. I am Master of this college: What I don’t know isn’t knowledge.
Henry Charles Beeching
Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
Henry David Thoreau
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
When a man’s knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.
True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows.
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield
The acquisition of knowledge is the mission of research, the transmission of knowledge is the mission of teaching and the application of knowledge is the mission of public service.
James A. Perkins
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
Jean De La Fontaine
A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
An erudite fool is a greater fool than an ignorant fool.
Jean Paul Baptiste Molire
Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.
It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.
Johann von Goethe
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
‘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.
The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country.
We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
John Archibald Wheeler
Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see, the more impressed I am not with what we know but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored.
John H. Glenn, Jr.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves.
Knowledge is like money the more he gets, the more he craves.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Nurture an appetite for being puzzled, for being confused, indeed for being openly stupid, and that – despite what you may think – is very difficult…We all know the cliche’ that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that a lot of knowledge can be a dangerous thing as well…use your ignorance as well as your knowledge for creative means.
Lee C. Bollinger
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are.
That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.
Madelein K. L’Engle
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.
In every case, the remedy is to take action. Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter F. Drucker
Can anything be beyond the knowledge of a man like you?
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Learn what you are and be such.
The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.
Knowledge is an antidote to fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there.
Richard Phillips Feynman
The end of man is knowledge but there’s one thing he can’t know. He can’t know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can’t know whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn’t got and which if he had it would save him.
Robert Penn Warren
You can out distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Our lives teach us who we are.
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
Sir Arthur Eddington
Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself.
Sir James Makintosh
Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge.
Sir Philip Sidney
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Be that self which one truly is.
Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
One of the most common reasons so few people are consistently able to achieve meaningful results is that they are unwilling to experience the discomfort associated with relentlessly pursuing a correct perception of reality.
The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we information?
T. S. Elliot
I realized that far beyond the possibilities of bodily thought there were in myself forces, powers and knowledge far transcending all that the body can ever perceive or imagine in its loftiest flights.
The Golden Dawn
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Thomas Henry Huxley
The young man requires wisdom as well as knowledge.
Thomas J. Watson
There’s not an idea in our heads that has not been worn shiny by someone else’s brains.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
Man’s flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge.
U.S. Air Force
Perfect knowledge comes only when you see the world in yourself, just as he who awakes from the dream then knows he saw his dreamworld with its suns and stars in himself.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.