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Knowledge Quotes

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein

“…Knowledge is the food of the soul.” Plato

“There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” Albert Einstein

“All men by nature desire knowledge.” Aristotle

“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” Socrates

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein

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

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.” Thomas Jefferson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”  Vince Lombardi

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

“Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power, religion gives man wisdom which is control.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”  John F. Kennedy

“The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”  John F. Kennedy

“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

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” Benjamin Franklin

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” Socrates

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” Aristotle

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

“Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” Theodore Roosevelt

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” Plato

“Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.” Isaac Asimov

“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”  Plato

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” Jimi Hendrix

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” John Locke

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.” Helen Keller

“Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” Lao Tzu

“All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.” Voltaire

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Napoleon Hill

“The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.” Albert Camus

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” Plato

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”  Leonardo da Vinci

“The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.” Plato

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” John Adams

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” John Adams

“I had, therefore, to remove knowledge in order to make room for belief.”  Immanuel Kant

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” Bruce Lee

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” Anais Nin

“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”  Sigmund Freud

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” Henry Ford

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

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Carl Sagan

“No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.”  John Locke

“Doubt grows with knowledge.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Knowledge is true opinion.” Plato

“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” John Locke

“The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.” Benjamin Disraeli

“Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T. S. Eliot

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

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

“But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.” Immanuel Kant

“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” Brian Tracy

“The true method of knowledge is experiment.” William Blake

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” Charles Darwin

“Knowledge is power.” Francis Bacon

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” Daniel J. Boorstin

“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.”  John Locke

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

“Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students, not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.” Milton Friedman

“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” Plato

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.”  Marcus Garvey

“Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.”  H. G. Wells

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.” Bertrand Russell

“He that hath knowledge spareth his words.” Francis Bacon

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” Calvin Coolidge

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”  George Bernard Shaw

“Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.”  Aldous Huxley

“There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.” Aldous Huxley

“It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.” Immanuel Kant

“We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” Samuel Johnson

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” Immanuel Kant

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” Immanuel Kant

“Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes…when I fall…I get up again.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” Carl Jung

“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”  Carl Jung

“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.” Samuel Johnson

“You may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.” Arthur Schopenhauer

“The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.”Arthur Schopenhauer

“Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.” Blaise Pascal

“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.” Bertrand Russell

“The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.” Charles Spurgeon

“Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.” William James

“Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.” Josh Billings

“Research is creating new knowledge.” Neil Armstrong

“The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible.” Ernest Holmes

“It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.”  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The first step in a person’s salvation is knowledge of their sin.”  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.” Chanakya

“The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.” Chanakya

“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.” Benjamin Disraeli

“To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.”  Benjamin Disraeli

“Science is organized knowledge.”Herbert Spencer

“Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.” R. Buckminster Fuller

“We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.” Jack LaLanne

“Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.”  Bertrand Russell

“The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.” Bertrand Russell

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” Samuel Johnson

“Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.” Samuel Johnson

“If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?”  Maria Montessori

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Thomas Sowell

“His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.”  J. K. Rowling

“Lack of knowledge… that is the problem.”  W. Edwards Deming

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Bertrand Russell

“Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.” Robin Morgan

“Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.” Mary Wollstonecraft

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.” Louis Pasteur

“How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.” Sophocles

“Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.” Daniel J. Boorstin

“Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.” Jean Piaget

“Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary, knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.” Daniel J. Boorstin

“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”  Hippocrates

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”  Elbert Hubbard

“Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” Hermann Hesse

“There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge – that is everywhere.” Hermann Hesse

“The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.”  Henry Ward Beecher

“Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.” Henry Ward Beecher

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”  Anton Chekhov

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”  Isaac Asimov

“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” Isaac Asimov

“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”  Ludwig van Beethoven

“In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet.”  David Icke

“Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.”  Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.”  P. G. Wodehouse

“The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.” Arthur Miller

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” William S. Burroughs

“Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.” George Eliot

“Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”   Louis L’Amour

“If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.” Ramakrishna

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” Nicolaus Copernicus

“Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so, knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.” Samuel Johnson

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” Marilyn vos Savant

“True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.” Baltasar Gracian

“The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.” James Allen

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” George Santayana

“The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.”  Bertolt Brecht

“Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.” Will Durant

“The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.”  Miguel de Cervantes

“A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”  Hippocrates

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.”  Hippocrates

“There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.”  Michel de Montaigne

“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.” Michel de Montaigne

“If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity.” Xun Zi

“Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.”  William Penn

“Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.” William Penn

“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.”  Horace Mann

“We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings.” Scott Adams

“To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.”  Friedrich August von Hayek

“There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.” Brigham Young

“Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.” Horace Mann

“Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.”  Alvin Toffler

“You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods; for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.” Robert Collier

“There’s a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves, and it becomes either good or sour inside.” Pearl Bailey

“Because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.”  Thomas Kempis

“A humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.” Thomas Kempis

“The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.”  Jean Piaget

“No single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.” Jean Piaget

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” Herbert Spencer

“When a man’s knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.” Herbert Spencer

“The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.” Herodotus

“Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.”  Simone Weil

“At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labor becomes abridged.” Charles Babbage

“Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.” Roger Babson

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge…that dreams are more powerful than facts…that laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum

“There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.”  Denis Diderot

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

“Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.” Will Durant

“Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.”  Orison Swett Marden

“It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.” Enrico Fermi

“The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.” William Hazlitt


5 Responses to "Knowledge Quotes"

It is very nice and too inspiring to read these quotes.

I too loved or rather i should say i am already inspired by reading these quotes.Thank you……………………………………………………………. VERY MUCH for this………………………………..

I am really happy to write this response.I loved these thoughts.I am sure that i will ask my friends to read them and send a response.

In the movie “Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters”, Chiron had made a beautiful statement on knowledge, but I forget it. I believe it is something like “Knowledge is power, but it can also be a burden”, but I’m not sure.

This is the first time reading these quote sent chills up my spine. I would like to have a copy of them. They are good food for thought.

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