Knowledge Quotes

 A knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality:    
 A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak. 
Author: Michael Garrett Marino
Nationality: American   
 A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Self-knowledge is the property of that man whose passions have their full play, but who ponders over their results. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 According to real, exact knowledge, one force, or two forces, can never produce a phenomenon. The presence of a third force is necessary, for it is only with the help of a third force that the first two can produce peace. 
Author: Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff
Nationality: Armenia
b. 13 January 1866  - d. 29 October 1949
  
 Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 All men by nature desire knowledge. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. 
Author: Count Maeterlinck Maurice Polydore Maeterlinck
Nationality: Belgian
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1949
  
 All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. 
Author: M Shawn Covey
Nationality: Roman   
 An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Art for art's sake, becomes a mere rattle of words to soothe the vanity of ineffectual artisans who play with the tools of expression, but are too indolent or limited in faculty to fathom the sources of vital knowledge. Art to me is a revelation of human greatness in expression, and for humanity's sake. 
Author: Katharine Susannah Prichard
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 December 1883  - d. 02 August 1969
  
 As knowledge advances, God recedes. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. 
Author: Charles Langbridge Morgan
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1894  - d. 06 February 1958
  
 As the blazing fire turns firewood to ashes, so does the fire of knowledge burn to ashes all reactions to material activities. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 Be curious always, for knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it 
Author: Sudie Back
Nationality: English   
 Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken. Defeat strips away false values and makes you realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold. 
Author: Dr. William Moulton Marston
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1893  - d. 02 May 1947
  
 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. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Beware that you are not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. 
Author: John Wesley
Nationality: British
b. 28 June 1703  - d. 02 March 1791
  
 Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 By All Resources Realize Yourself... Fetters fall off of themselves when the knowledge of self is gained. 
Author: A. L. Linall Jr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. 
Author: Mario Andretti
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 February 1940
  
 Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument is an exchange of ignorance. 
Author: Robert N Quillan
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1951  - d.  December 2002
  
 Don't work for my happiness, my brothers - show me yours - show me that it possible - show me your achievement - and the knowledge will give me courage for mine. 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and ''retro'' clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works. 
Author: Jean Francois Lyotard
Nationality: French
b. December 1924  - d.  December 1998
  
 Education is being caught up into the expanding universe of thought. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 Eloquence is the child of knowledge. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society... 
Author: Dean Gordon Brown
Nationality: British   
 Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of Literatureity. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack. 
Author: Sir Steven Runciman
Nationality: British
b. 07 July 1903  - d. 01 November 2000
  
 Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well. 
Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
Nationality: American
b. 04 April 1938  - d. 01 September 1989
  
 Fat generally tends to make a man a better husband. His wife is happy in the knowledge she is not married to a woman chaser. Few fat men chase girls, because they get winded too easily. 
Author: Hal Boyle
Nationality: American
b. December 1911  - d.  December 1974
  
 For I say, this is death and the sole death, When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 For love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, As fire is of light. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 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. 
Author: Sir Arthur Eddington
Nationality: English
b. December 1882  - d.  December 1944
  
 General observations drawn from particulars are the jewels of knowledge, comprehending great store in a little room. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with one man. 
Author: Phyllis McGinley
Nationality: American
b. 21 March 1905  - d. 22 February 1978
  
 God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, 'This is my Country.' 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself, richly endowed with depth of understanding and height of knowledge. 
Author: Philip Massinger
Nationality: English
b. December 1583  - d. 17 March 1640
  
 Heat is in proportion to the want of true knowledge. 
Author: Laurence Sterne
Nationality: English
b. 24 November 1713  - d. 18 March 1768
  
 Hell is the full knowledge of the truth when truth, resisted long, is sworn our foe, and calls eternity to do her right. 
Author: Edward Young
Nationality: English
b. 3 July 1681  - d. 5 April 1765
  
 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. 
Author: J. K. Rowling
Nationality: English
b. December 1966
  
 Humility does not consist in hiding our talents and virtues, in thinking ourselves worse and more ordinary than we are, But in possessing a clear knowledge of all that is lackingin us and in not exalting ourselves for that which we 
Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
Nationality: French
b. 12 May 1802  - d. 21 November 1861
  
 I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars. 
Author: Sir Arthur Eddington
Nationality: English
b. December 1882  - d.  December 1944
  
 I believe that we are always attracted to what we need most, an instinct leading us towards the persons who are to open new vistas in our lives and fill them with new knowledge. 
Author: Helene Iswolsky
Nationality: American   
 I believe that we are lost here in America, but I believe we shall be found. And this belief, which mounts now to the catharsis of knowledge and conviction, is for me - and I think for all of us - not only our own hope, but America's everlasting, living dream. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched. 
Author: John K. Hutchens
Nationality: American   
 I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations. 
Author: H. G. Wells
Nationality: English
b. 21 September 1866  - d. 13 August 1946
  
 I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House-with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 If it rained knowledge, I'd hold out my hand; but I would not give myself the trouble to go in quest of it. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 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. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 If there were no falsehood in the world, there would be no doubt; if there were no doubt, there would be no inquiry; if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge, no genius. 
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1775  - d. 17 September 1864
  
 If thou would'st have that stream of hard-earn'd knowledge, of Wisdom heaven-born, remain sweet running waters, thou should'st not leave it to become a stagnant pond. 
Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 July 1831  - d. 8 May 1891
  
 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. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 If you desire ease, forsake learning. If you desire learning, forsake ease. How can a man at ease acquire knowledge, And how can an earnest student enjoy ease? 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 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. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength. 
Author: French Proverb
Nationality: Chinese   
 Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Ignorance, arrogance, and racism have bloomed as Superior Knowledge in all too many universities. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. 
Author: John von Neumann
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1903  - d. 08 February 1957
  
 In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal. 
Author: W. R. Whitney
Nationality: American   
 Information is not knowledge.Knowledge is information shaped by understanding and experience. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best. 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Is America a land of God where saints abide for ever? Where golden fields spread fair and broad, where flows the crystal river? Certainly not flush with saints, and a good thing, too, for the saints sent buzzing into man's ken now are but poor-mouthed ecclesiastical film stars and cliche-shouting publicity agents. Their little knowledge bringing them nearer to their ignorance, ignorance bringing them nearer to death, but nearness to death, no nearer to God. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is to be educated. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. 
Author: Enrico Fermi
Nationality: American
b. December 1901  - d.  December 1954
  
 It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. 
Author: Wilbur Wright
Nationality: American
b. 16 April 1867  - d. 30 May 1912
  
 It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God Bless Us, Every One! 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 Knowledge - Zzzzzp! Money - Zzzzzp! - Power! That's the cycle democracy is built on! 
Author: Tennessee Williams
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1911  - d. 25 February 1983
  
 Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, But which will afterwards propagate itself. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, And there is no knowledge that is not power. 
Author: Bishop Jeremy Taylor
Nationality: English
b. December 1613  - d. 13 August 1667
  
 Knowledge exists to be imparted. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Knowledge in the form of an informational commodity indispensable to productive power is already, and will continue to be, a major -perhaps the major - stake in the worldwide competition for power. It is conceivable that the nation-states will one day fight for control of information, just as they battled in the past for control over territory, and afterwards for control over access to and exploitation of raw materials and cheap labor. 
Author: Jean Francois Lyotard
Nationality: French
b. December 1924  - d.  December 1998
  
 Knowledge increases in proportion to its use - that is, the more we teach the more we learn. 
Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 July 1831  - d. 8 May 1891
  
 Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. 
Author: E. E. Cummings
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1962
  
 Knowledge is a rich storehouse, for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. 
Author: Jacob Bronowski
Nationality: British
b. 18 January 1908  - d. 22 August 1974
  
 Knowledge is and will be produced in order to be sold, it is and will be consumed in order to be valorized in a new production: in both cases, the goal is exchange. Knowledge ceases to be an end in itself, it loses its use-value. 
Author: Jean Francois Lyotard
Nationality: French
b. December 1924  - d.  December 1998
  
 Knowledge is comfortable and a necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, but if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old. 
Author: Earl Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 Knowledge is convertible into power, and axioms into rules of utility and duty. But knowledge itself is not Power. Wisdom is Power; and her Prime Minister is Justice, which is the perfected law of Truth. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 Knowledge is essential to conquest. 
Author: Annie Besant
Nationality: English
b. 1 October 1847  - d. 20 September 1933
  
 Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 Knowledge is love and light and vision. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Knowledge is power if you know it about the right person. 
Author: Ethel Mumford
Nationality: American
b. December 1878  - d.  December 1940
  
 Knowledge is power. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 ''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. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. 
Author: William Cowper
Nationality: English
b. 26 November 1731  - d. 25 April 1800
  
 Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Knowledge is the antidote to fear. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 Knowledge is the foundation and source of good writing. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Knowledge is the treasure, but judgement is the treasurer of a wise man. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 Knowledge itself is power. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial. 
Author: Sophocles
Nationality: Greek
b. December 496  - d.  December 406
  
 Knowledge never comes easy. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 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. 
Author: George Washington Goethals
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1858  - d. 21 January 1928
  
 Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. 
Author: George Santayana
Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863  - d. 26 September 1952
  
 Knowledge once gained casts a light beyond its own immediate boundaries. 
Author: John Tyndall
Nationality: British
b. 2 August 1820  - d. 4 December 1893
  
 Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. 
Author: Jimi Hendrix
Nationality: African-American
b. 27 January 1942  - d. 18 September 1970
  
 Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: Greek   
 Knowledgeable fellows tell me the M-1 missile was never tested in nose-to-tail deployment through sand; high-speed fighter planes are of little use against tanks, as are the hand-guided TOW anti-tank missiles in close engagements. The stealths and the B-52's are wildly inaccurate and would probably end up hitting the four Shiite holy places at Karbala, Najaf, Kadhimain and Samarra. 
Author: Alexander Cockburn
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1941
  
 Language grows out of life, out of its needs and experiences... Language and knowledge are idissolubly connected; they are interdependent. Good work in language presupposes and depends on a real knowledge of things. 
Author: Annie Mansfield Sullivan
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1866  - d. 20 October 1936
  
 Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them. 
Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 Let us tenderly and kindly cherish... the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge! It blossoms through the year! 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness. 
Author: Morris Leopold Ernst
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1976
  
 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. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. if money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 Memory is the treasury and guardian of all knowledge. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance. 
Author: William Pitt the Elder
Nationality: English
b. 15 November 1708  - d. 11 May 1778
  
 Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth. 
Author: François Guizot
Nationality: French
b. 4 October 1787  - d. 12 September 1874
  
 Much knowledge of divine things is lost to us through want of faith. 
Author: Heraclitus of Ephesus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 540  - d.  December 480
  
 Music - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend. 
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Nationality: German
b. 16 December 1770  - d. 26 March 1827
  
 My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.' 
Author: Helen Hayes
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1900  - d. 17 March 1993
  
 My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. 
Author: Helen Hayes
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1900  - d. 17 March 1993
  
 Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life. 
Author: Sandra Carey
Nationality: Roman   
 No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want of hourly assistance. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Now is the time to recognise that the real factors of production are energy, matter and knowledge, and that the output is human beings. 
Author: Hazel Henderson
Nationality: American
b. December 1933
  
 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. 
Author: Lee C. Bollinger
Nationality: American
b. 30 April 1946
  
 Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfill. The knowledge of character possessed by a single individual is of necessity limited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information, which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known. 
Author: Crates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 320  - d.  December 368
  
 One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Others abide our question. Thou art free. We ask and ask: Thou smilest and art still, Out-topping knowledge. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible: we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 Our tool is knowledge Yours the tools of steel We feel the pulse of earth You do not feel. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. 
Author: Laozi
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 604  - d.  December 531
  
 Play is the beginning of knowledge. 
Author: George Dorsey
Nationality: Chinese
b. 25 January 1842  - d. 12 June 1911
  
 Poverty, race, ethnicity and immigration status are not in themselves determinative of student achievement. Demography is not destiny. The amount of melanin in a student's skin, the home country of her antecedents, the amount of money in the family bank account, are not the inexorable determinants of academic success. The evidence introduced at trial demonstrates that these negative life experiences can be overcome by public schools with sufficient resources well deployed. It is the clear policy of the state, as formulated by the Regents and S.E.D. - State Education Department, that all children can attain the substantive knowledge and master the skills expected of high school graduates. The court finds that the city's at-risk children are capable of seizing the opportunity for a sound basic education if they are given sufficient resources. 
Author: Justice Leland de Grasse
Nationality: Chinese   
 Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, And those to be shunned. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Science is organised knowledge. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 Science is the father of knowledge, But opinion breeds ignorance. 
Author: Hippocrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 357
  
 Science is the knowledge of consequences, And dependence of one fact upon another. 
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1588  - d. 4 December 1679
  
 Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. 
Author: Joseph Hall
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1574  - d. 8 September 1656
  
 Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Socrates said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance. 
Author: Diogenes Laërtius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 250
  
 Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 Take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own, hold fast to them and translate them into action, and test the correctness of these ideas in such action. Then once again concentrate ideas from the masses and once again go to the masses so that the ideas are persevered in and carried through. And so on, over and over again in an endless spiral, with the ideas becoming more correct, more vital and richer each time. Such is the Marxist theory of knowledge. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 That is indeed twofold knowledge, which profits alike By the folly of the foolish, and the wisdom of the wise. It is both a shield and a sword; it borrows its security from the darkness, and its confidence from the light. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 That jewel knowledge is great riches, which is not plundered by kinsmen, nor carried off by thieves, nor decreased by giving. 
Author: Bhavabhuti
Nationality: Indian
b. December 700
  
 That virtue only makes our bliss below; And all our knowledge is ourselves to know. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community-these are the most vital things education must try to produce. 
Author: Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
Nationality: American
b. December 1877  - d.  December 1965
  
 The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty. 
Author: Jesse Bennett
Nationality: American   
 The amplest knowledge has the largest faith. Ignorance is always incredulous. 
Author: Robert Eldridge Willmott
Nationality: American   
 The art of effective teaching is much rarer than the faculty of acquiring knowledge. 
Author: Charles Harpur
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 January 1813  - d. 10 June 1868
  
 The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. 
Author: Sam Houston
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1793  - d. 26 July 1863
  
 The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge. 
Author: Bishop Jeremy Taylor
Nationality: English
b. December 1613  - d. 13 August 1667
  
 The biggest difficulty with mankind today is that our knowledge has increased so much faster than our wisdom. 
Author: Frank C. Whitmore
Nationality: American
b. December 1887  - d.  December 1947
  
 The breath of divine knowledge is the bellows of divine love, and the flame of divine love is the perfection of divine knowledge. 
Author: Francis Quarles
Nationality: English
b. 08 May 1592  - d. 8 September 1644
  
 The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; But in charity there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by it. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 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. 
Author: Vince Lombardi
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1913  - d. 3 September 1970
  
 The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man. To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality. 
Author: Sir Ashby
Nationality: American   
 The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. 
Author: Richard Cecil
Nationality: English
b. 8 November 1748  - d. 15 August 1810
  
 The foundation of all morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying; to give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibilities of knowledge. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 The great end of life is not knowledge but action. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The ideal engineer is a composite. He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems. 
Author: N. W. Dougherty
Nationality: American
b. December 1955
  
 The improvement of the understanding is for two ends: first, for our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out that knowledge to others. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 The inquiry of Truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it, the knowledge of Truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of Truth which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 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. 
Author: Meister Eckhart
Nationality: German
b. December 1260  - d.  December 1327
  
 The knowledge of Christ's love for us should cause us to love Him in such a way that it is demonstrated in our attitude, conduct, and commitment to serve God. Spiritual maturity is marked by spiritual knowledge being put into action. 
Author: Edward Bedore
Nationality: German   
 The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. 
Author: Earl Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, But little compared with that of which we are ignorant. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 The Master said, 'Yu, shall I tell you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to know that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge.' 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 The only source of knowledge is experience. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The physicists have known sin: and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 ... the possible final calls of an individual souls are completely known to God alone, and to the soul itself, with some real knowledge, only and when it has advanced considerably on the spiritual way 
Author: Baron Friedrich von Hugel
Nationality: Austrian
b. 05 May 1852  - d. 27 January 1925
  
 The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. 
Author: James Arthur Baldwin
Nationality: American
b. 2 August 1924  - d. 30 November 1987
  
 The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowly and deeply and then, through appropriate organization, arranging to have their knowledge combined with that of other specialized but equally ordinary men. This dispenses with the need for genius. The resulting performance, though less inspiring, is far more predictable. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error. 
Author: Alvin Toffler
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1928
  
 The senses collect the surface facts of matter... It was sensation; when memory came, it was experience; when mind acted, it was knowledge; when mind acted on it as knowledge, it was thought. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The tree of knowledge is not that of life. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures - I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they surpass him or her in knowledge and ability. 
Author: Fred A. Manske, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 The word knowledge, strictly employed, implies three things: truth, proof, and conviction. 
Author: Richard Whately
Nationality: English
b. 1 February 1787  - d. 8 October 1863
  
 The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. 
Author: Hippocrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 357
  
 There can be no excess to love, none to knowledge, none to beauty, when these attributes are considered in the purest sense. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 There is hardly any place or any company where you may not gain knowledge, if you please; almost everybody knows someone thing, and is glad to talk about that one thing. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 There is no knowledge that is not power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 There is nothing so absurd as knowledge spun too fine. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 There is one form of hope which is never unwise, and which certainly does not diminish with the increase of knowledge. In that form it changes its name, and we call it patience. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 There is only one institution that can arrogate to itself the power legally to trade by means of rubber checks: the government. And it is the only institution that can mortgage your future without your knowledge or consent: government securities (and paper money) are promissory notes on future tax receipts, i.e. on your future production. 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help. 
Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1829  - d. 20 October 1900
  
 Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, And mankind the vessel. 
Author: August Hare
Nationality: American
b. December 1792  - d.  December 1834
  
 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. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. 
Author: Marilyn vos Savant
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1946
  
 To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive forms--this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly religious men. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, THAT is to have been educated in the knowledge of simplicity. 
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1867  - d. 9 April 1959
  
 To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief. 
Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1813  - d. 17 December 1871
  
 True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 True knowledge is a virtue of the talented, But harmful to those without discernment. Spring water free of impurity, entering the ocean, Becomes undrinkable. 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 True science investigates and brings to human perception such truths and such knowledge as the people of a given time and society consider most important. Art transmits these truths from the region of perception to the region of emotion. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 Truth and the knowledge of the ages are often the hardest and most intangible thing to learn in life. But, once comprehended and fully understood, they will provide the possessor with a wealth of wisdom and insight more valuable than both gold and diamonds combined. 
Author: Joseph P. Martino
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates. 
Author: Abbott Lawrence Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1856  - d. 01 June 1943
  
 We are born to inquire after truth; it belongs to a greater power to possess it. It is not, as Democritus said, hid in the bottom of the deeps, but rather elevated to an infinite height in the divine knowledge. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity... what is still lacking here is a grasp of the connections of profound generality, but not a knowledge of order itself. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 We think so because other people think so, Or because - or because - after all we do think so, Or because we were told so, and think we must think so, Or because we once thought so, and think we still think so, Or because having thought so, we think we will think so. 
Author: Henry Sidgwick
Nationality: English
b. 31 May 1838  - d. 28 August 1900
  
 What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 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. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow. 
Author: Saadi
Nationality: Persian
b. December 1184  - d.  December 1291
  
 Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 With a knowledge of the name comes a distincter recognition and knowledge of the thing. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Molière
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1622  - d. 17 February 1673
  
 Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Zeal without knowledge is like an expedition to a man in the dark. 
Author: John Newton
Nationality: English
b. 24 July 1725  - d. 21 December 1807
  
 Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly. 
Author: Sir John Davies
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1569  - d. 8 December 1626
  
 In the book I write extensively about the necessity of for all people to lead themselves, then lead their superiors, then lead their peers, then hire, teach and motivate their people to do the same, because they are the ones who will have the minute-to-minute knowledge of what's happening.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. 
Author: Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
Nationality: American
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1962
  
 My very slight medical knowledge is of some use - not perhaps to the patients but rather to myself in willing a way into the homes.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.  
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.  
Author: E. F. Schumacher
Nationality: English
b. December 1911  - d.  December 1977
  
 To separate journalism and poetry, therefore-history and poetry-to set them up at opposite ends of the world of discourse, is to separate seeing from the feel of seeing, emotion from the acting of emotion, knowledge from the realization of knowledge. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 Economics has as its purpose firstly to acquire knowledge for its own sake, and secondly to throw light on practical issues. But though we are bound, before entering on any study, to consider carefully what are its uses, we should not plan out our work with direct reference to them.  
Author: Alfred Marshall
Nationality: English
b. 26 June 1842  - d. 13 July 1924
  
 In the power and splendor of the universe, inspiration waits for the millions to come. Man has only to strive for it. Poems greater than the Iliad, plays greater than Macbeth, stories more engaging than Don Quixote await their seeker and finder. 
Author: John Edward Masefield
Nationality: English
b. 01 June 1878  - d. 12 May 1966
  
 The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.  
Author: Charles Scribner Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 13 July 1921  - d. 11 November 1995
  
 Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own. 
Author: Charles Scribner Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 13 July 1921  - d. 11 November 1995
  
 I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.  
Author: Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 17 June 1882  - d. 06 April 1971
  
 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. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. 
Author: Terry Pratchett
Nationality: English
b. 28 April 1948
  
 A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. 
Author: Ralph Washington Sockman
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1889  - d. 29 August 1970
  
 Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.  
Author: Arnold Henry Glasgow
Nationality: French   
 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? 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful. 
Author: Philip Kendred Dick
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1928  - d. 02 March 1982
  
 He wove a great web of knowledge, linking everything together, and sat modestly at a switchboard at the center, eager to help. 
Author: Walter Francis Kerr
Nationality: American
b. 08 July 1913  - d. 09 October 1996
  
 Hath God obliged himself not to exceed the bounds of our knowledge? 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 The Word of God must be Read and Heard with Diligence that so you may arrive to the Knowledge that is needful for you. 
Author: Cotton Mather
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1663  - d. 13 February 1728
  
 In a sense, those of us - and I've had a privileged education, too - those of us who have those benefits have to live with the uncomfortable knowledge that all our victories in life will be contaminated by the fact that we were winners in a game that was never played on a level playing field. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 If one must fight or create, it is necessary that this be preceded by the broadest possible knowledge. 
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible. 
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding. 
Author: Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
Nationality: American
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1986
  
 Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 We do know, of certain knowledge, that (Bin Laden) is either in Afghanistan or in some other country or dead. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 No one person invented Mulberry. The knowledge that we had to have this floating harbor slowly grew. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 Knowledge is the life of the mind. 
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah. 
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly. When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation. 
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. 
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 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. 
Author: Konrad Lorenz
Nationality: Austrian
b. 7 November 1903  - d. 27 February 1989
  
 If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. 
Author: Harold Bloom
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1930
  
 After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. 
Author: Franz Harrington
Nationality: Austrian
b. 3 July 1883  - d. 3 June 1924
  
 We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt. 
Author: Franz Harrington
Nationality: Austrian
b. 3 July 1883  - d. 3 June 1924
  
 Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 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. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The open society, the unrestricted access to knowledge, the unplanned and uninhibited association of men for its furtherance - these are what may make a vast, complex, ever growing, ever changing, ever more specialized and expert technological world, nevertheless a world of human community. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own.  
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.  
Author: William Alexander
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1570  - d.  December 1640
  
 Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.  
Author: Jeremy Collier
Nationality: English
b. 23 September 1650  - d. 26 April 1726
  
 I traveled and read a lot, but I didn't have any real desire to work, though I harbored the knowledge I should get off my butt and back to work. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Research is creating new knowledge. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for. 
Author: Thomas Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 13 June 1795  - d. 12 June 1842
  
 It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 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. 
Author: Roger Babson
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1875  - d. 5 March 1967
  
 With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe. 
Author: Orville Wright
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1871  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. 
Author: Pearl Bailey
Nationality: American
b. 29 March 1918  - d. 17 August 1990
  
 I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful. 
Author: Pierre Curie
Nationality: French
b. 15 May 1859  - d. 19 April 1906
  
 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.  
Author: Louis Pasteur
Nationality: French
b. 27 September 1822  - d. 28 September 1895
  
 The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge. 
Author: Alexis Carrel
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1873  - d. 5 November 1944
  
 Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 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. 
Author: Nicholaus Copernicus
Nationality: Prussian
b. 19 February 1473  - d. 24 May 1543
  
 The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. 
Author: Auguste Comte
Nationality: French
b. 17 January 1798  - d. 5 September 1857
  
 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. 
Author: Robert Joseph Collier
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1876  - d. 9 November 1918
  
 I never talk about this business very much. I have so little knowledge of it. The theater, I know a little more about. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 I think it will be found that experience, the true source and foundation of all knowledge, invariably confirms its truth. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot. 
Author: Bishop Samuel Horsley
Nationality: English
b. 15 September 1733  - d. 4 October 1806
  
 He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 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. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage. 
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 For also knowledge itself is power. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 He that hath knowledge spareth his words. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Knowledge and human power are synonymous. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation. 
Author: George Jackson
Nationality: African-American
b. 23 September 1941  - d. 21 July 1971
  
 The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 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. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 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. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 Relatedness - relationships with others, care, respect, knowledge; Transcendence - creativity, develop a loving and interesting life; Rootedness - feeling of belonging; Sense of Identity - see ourselves as a unique person and part of a social group. A frame of orientation - the need to understand the world and our place in it. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all. 
Author: Pericles
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 495  - d.  December 429
  
 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 no to be feared.  
Author: David Ben-Gurion
Nationality: Israeli
b. 16 October 1886  - d. 1 December 1973
  
 International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula. 
Author: Roland Barthes
Nationality: French
b. 12 November 1915  - d. 25 March 1980
  
 A knowledge of the true age of the earth and of the fossil record makes it impossible for any balanced intellect to believe in the literal truth of every part of the Bible in the way that fundamentalists do. And if some of the Bible is manifestly wrong, why should any of the rest of it be accepted automatically? 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 'The public' is a very strange animal, and although a good knowledge of human nature will generally lead a caterer of amusement to hit the people right, they are fickle and ofttimes perverse. 
Author: Phineas T. Barnum
Nationality: American
b. 5 July 1810  - d. 7 April 1891
  
 Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know. 
Author: William Davenant
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1605  - d. 7 April 1668
  
 Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. 
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 April 1889  - d. 29 April 1951
  
 He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven. 
Author: Nathaniel P. Willis
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1806  - d. 20 January 1867
  
 Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large; that is, as an aspect that logically follows programming in the small and requires sound knowledge of procedural programming. 
Author: Niklaus Wirth
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 February 1934
  
 Precise knowledge of what happens to the food entering the organism must be the subject of ideal physiology, the physiology of the future. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence. 
Author: Robert A. Millikan
Nationality: American
b. 22 March 1868  - d. 19 December 1953
  
 Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view. 
Author: Max Planck
Nationality: German
b. 23 April 1858  - d. 4 October 1947
  
 Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm, and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image, so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order. 
Author: Josiah Royce
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1855  - d. 14 September 1916
  
 The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. 
Author: Georges Bernanos
Nationality: French
b. 21 February 1888  - d. 5 June 1948
  
 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, that is Atman, that is in me and you and in every creature, and I am beginning to believe that this knowledge has no worse enemy than the man of knowledge, than learning. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny. There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge, of one who is no longer confronted with conflict of desires, who has found salvation, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life, full of sympathy and compassion, surrendering himself to the stream, belonging to the unity of all things. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame. 
Author: Jane Porter
Nationality: English
b. December 1776  - d.  December 1850
  
 Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'.  
Author: Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 December 1937  - d. 26 December 2005
  
 The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.  
Author: F. H. Bradley
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1846  - d. 18 September 1924
  
 The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind. 
Author: F. H. Bradley
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1846  - d. 18 September 1924
  
 Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive. 
Author: F. H. Bradley
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1846  - d. 18 September 1924
  
 Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature. 
Author: Luther Burbank
Nationality: American
b. 7 March 1849  - d. 11 April 1926
  
 The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. 
Author: Luther Burbank
Nationality: American
b. 7 March 1849  - d. 11 April 1926
  
 It is impossible for us, with our limited means, to attempt to educate the body of the people. We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect. To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 They call themselves ignorant and say the 'professor' is the one who has knowledge and to whom they should listen. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 People will be truly critical if they live in the plenitude of the praxis, that is, if their action encompasses a critical reflection which increasingly organizes their thinking and thus leads them to move from a purely naive knowledge of reality to a higher level, one which enables them to perceive the causes of reality 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder. 
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1893  - d. 22 May 1970
  
 Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. 
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Nationality: Russian
b. 29 January 1860  - d. 15 July 1904
  
 Alienation is the most common state of the knowledgeable movie audience, and though it has the peculiar rewards of low connoisseurship, a miser's delight in small favors, we long to be surprised out of it - not to suspension of disbelief nor to a Brechtian kind of alienation, but to pleasure, something a man can call good without self-disgust. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 One's moviegoing tastes and habits change - I still like in movies what I always liked but now, for example, I really want documentaries. After all the years of stale stupid acted-out stories, with less and less for me in them, I am desperate to know something, desperate for facts, for information, for faces of non-actors and for knowledge of how people live - for revelations, not for the little bits of show-business detail worked up for us by show-business minds who got them from the same movies we're tired of. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. Psychiatrists have told me that they give The Second Sex to their women patients to read, and not merely to intellectual women but to lower-middle-class women, to office workers and women working in factories. 'Your book was a great help to me. Your book saved me,' are the words I have read in letters from women of all ages and all walks of life. If my book has helped women, it is because it expressed them, and they in their turn gave it its truth. Thanks to them, it is no longer a matter for scandal and concern. During these last ten years the myths that men created have crumbled, and many women writers have gone beyond me and have been far more daring than I. Too many of them for my taste take sexuality as their only theme; but at least when they write about it they now present themselves as the eye-that-looks, as subject, consciousness, freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 When Sartre and I met not only did our backgrounds fuse, but also our solidity, our individual conviction that we were what we were made to be. In that framework we could not become rivals. Then, as the relationship between Sartre and me grew, I became convinced that I was irreplaceable in his life, and he in mine. In other words, we were totally secure in the knowledge that our relationship was also totally solid, again preordained, though, of course, we would have laughed at that word then. When you have such security it's easy not to be jealous. But had I thought that another woman played the same role as I did in Sartre's life, of course, I would have been jealous. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 In spite of so many stubborn lies, at every moment, at every opportunity, the truth comes to light, the truth of life and death, of my solitude and my bond with the world, of my freedom and my servitude, of the insignificance and the sovereign importance of each man and all men. There was Stalingrad and there was Buchenwald, and neither of the two wipes out the other. Since we do not succeed in fleeing it, let us therefore try to look the truth in the face. Let us try to assume our fundamental ambiguity. It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our life that we must draw our strength to live and our reason for acting. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 'I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them. 
Author: Galileo Galilei
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 February 1564  - d. 8 January 1642
  
 I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The supernatural is being swept out of the universe in the flood of new knowledge of what is natural. It will soon be as impossible for an intelligent, educated man or woman to believe in a god as it is now to believe the earth is flat, that flies can be spontaneously generated... or that death is always due to witchcraft. The god hypothesis is no longer of any pragmatic value for the interpretation or comprehension of nature, and indeed often stands in the way of better and truer interpretation. Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 In man, personality is usually defined with reference to self-consciousness rather than to individuality; but the power of reflection and self-knowledge is linked up, in our type of personality at least, with the new flight of individuality - conscious memory seems necessarily to imply a vast increase of independence, so that it is all one whether we define the possessor of personality as a self-conscious individual, or as an individual whose individuality is more extensive both in space and time than the material substance of his body. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The new understanding of the universe has come about through the new knowledge amassed in the last hundred years - by psychologists, biologists, and other scientists, by archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians. It has defined man's responsibility and destiny - to be an agent for the rest of the world in the job of realizing its inherent potentialities as fully as possible. It is as if man had been suddenly appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of evolution - appointed without being asked if he wanted it, and without proper warning and preparation. What is more, he can't refuse the job. Whether he wants to or not, whether he is conscious of what he is doing or not, he is in point of fact determining the future direction of evolution on this earth. That is his inescapable destiny, and the sooner he realizes it and starts believing in it, the better for all concerned. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 What the job really boils down to is this - the fullest realization of man's possibilities, whether by the individual, by the community, or by the species in its processional adventure along the corridors of time. Every man-jack of us begins as a mere speck of potentiality, a spherical and microscopic egg-cell. During the nine months before birth, this automatically unfolds into a truly miraculous range of organization: after birth, in addition to continuing automatic growth and development, the individual begins to realize his mental possibilities - by building up a personality, by developing special talents, by acquiring knowledge and skills of various kinds, by playing his part in keeping society going. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 We are already justified in the conviction that human life as we know it in history is a wretched makeshift, rooted in ignorance; and that it could be transcended by a state of existence based on the illumination of knowledge and comprehension, just as our modern control of physical nature based on science transcends the tentative fumblings of our ancestors, that were rooted in superstition and professional secrecy. To do this, we must study the possibilities of creating a more favourable social environment, as we have already done in large measure with our physical environment. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Security - it's simply the recognition that changes will take place and the knowledge that you're willing to deal with whatever happens. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Because I was an educator, I realized that if I didn't teach it, it wouldn't go anywhere. So I started to develop design instructions based on passive knowledge and I wrote a book about it called Permaculture One. To my horror, everybody was interested in it. I got thousands of letters saying, "You've articulated something that I've had in my mind for years," and "You've put something into my hands which I can use." 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Traditional knowledge is always of that nature. I know a Filipino man who always plants a chili and four beans in the same hole as the banana root. I asked him, "Why do you plant a chili with the banana?" And he said, "Don't you know that you must always plant these things together." Well, I worked out that the beans fix the nitrogen and the chili prevents beetles from attacking the banana root. And that works very well. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Even a woman who has the soul of a pirate, at least pirate morals, even a woman who ... has constraints to heterosexual marriage, even a woman who is a freak in our society needs a home. The only characteristic freaks share is our knowledge that we don't fit in. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. For most of us it is essential that we should make a living...In the complications of modern life and with our increased accumulation of knowledge, it doubtless helps greatly to compress some years of experience into far fewer years by studying for a particular trace or profession in an institution; but that fact should not blind us to another - namely, that in so doing we are learning a trade or a profession, but are not getting a liberal education as human beings. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 That, while the theological dogma of predestination is a barren hypothesis beyond the province of knowledge, and the metaphysical dogma of free will rests on an erroneous belief in the infallibility of consciousness, it is proved by science, and especially by statistics, that human actions are governed by laws as fixed and regular as those which rule in the physical world. 
Author: Henry Thomas Buckle
Nationality: English
b. 24 November 1821  - d. 29 May 1862
  
 Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things, and I am greatly indebted to it. Geophysical evidence reveals the power of the stars and the planets in relation to the terrestrial. In turn, astrology reinforces this power to some extent. This is why astrology is like a life-giving elixir to mankind. - Albert Einstein in the Huters astrologischer Kalender. 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: English   
 A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.  
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 If I know the answer you can have it for the price of a postage stamp. The Lord charges nothing for knowledge and I will charge you the same. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 When I was young, I said to God, god, tell me the mystery of the universe. But God answered, that knowledge is for me alone. So I said, god, tell me the mystery of the peanut. Then God said, well, George, that's more nearly your size. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 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. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 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. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 What happened was, 2,400 years ago, the Greek Gang of Three, by whom I mean Aristotle, Plato and Socrates, started to think based on analysis, judgment and knowledge. At the same time, church people, who ran the schools and universities, wanted logic to prove the heretics wrong. As a result, design and perceptual thinking was never developed. People assumed philosophers were doing it and so they blocked anyone else from doing it. But philosophers were not. Philosophers may look out at the world from a stained-glass window, but after a while they stop looking at the world and start looking at the stained glass. 
Author: Edward de Bono
Nationality: Maltese
b. 19 May 1933
  
 According to the technical language of old writers, a thing and its qualities are described as subject and attributes; and thus a man's faculties and acts are attributes of which he is the subject. The mind is the subject in which ideas inhere. Moreover, the man's faculties and acts are employed upon external objects; and from objects all his sensations arise. Hence the part of a man's knowledge which belongs to his own mind, is subjective: that which flows in upon him from the world external to him, is objective. 
Author: William Whewell
Nationality: English
b. 24 May 1794  - d. 6 March 1866
  
 There is about him something that seems to soothe and hypnotize. To the best of my knowledge, he has never encountered a charging rhinoceros, but should this contingency occur, I have no doubt that the animal, meeting his eye, would check itself in mid-stride, roll over and lie purring with its legs in the air. "Bertie, do you read Tennyson?" "Not if I can help." "Tuppy, old man, the Bassett's going to marry Gussie Fink-Nottle." "Tough luck on both of them, what?" 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all. A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender.  
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 Such humans - probably anthropoid apes - live in the Western Sudan and other distant corners of the world. They are close to animals by their habits, deeds and behavior. The human has features that distinguish him from other creatures, but he has other features that unite him with the animal world, vegetable kingdom or even with the inanimate bodies. Before [the creation of humans], all differences between organisms were of the natural origin. The next step will be associated with spiritual perfection, will, observation and knowledge. All these facts prove that the human being is placed on the middle step of the evolutionary stairway. According to his inherent nature, the human is related to the lower beings, and only with the help of his will can he reach the higher development level. 
Author: Nas?r al-D?n al-T?s?
Nationality: Persian
b. 18 February 1201  - d. 26 June 1274
  
 What a joy to know where one is, and where one will stay, without being there. Nothing to do but stretch out comfortably on the rack, in the blissful knowledge you are nobody for all eternity. A pity I should have to give tongue at the same time, it prevents it from bleeding in peace, licking the lips. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 Ardent desire for knowledge, in fact, is the one motive attracting and supporting investigators in their efforts; and just this knowledge, really grasped and yet always flying before them, becomes at once their sole torment and their sole happiness....A man of science rises ever, in seeking truth; and if he never finds it in its wholeness, he discovers nevertheless very significant fragments; and these fragments of universal truth are precisely what constitutes science. 
Author: Claude Bernard
Nationality: French
b. 12 July 1813  - d. 10 February 1878
  
 Ardent desire for knowledge, in fact, is the one motive attracting and supporting investigators in their efforts; and just this knowledge, really grasped and yet always flying before them, becomes at once their sole torment and their sole happiness....A man of science rises ever, in seeking truth; and if he never finds it in its wholeness, he discovers nevertheless very significant fragments; and these fragments of universal truth are precisely what constitutes science. 
Author: Claude Bernard
Nationality: French
b. 12 July 1813  - d. 10 February 1878
  
 The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science. It is the biological history of mankind in all its varieties; linguistics applied to people without written languages; the ethnology of people without historic records; and prehistoric archeology. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 An approach that considers every phenomena as worthy of being studied for its own sake. Its mere existence entitles it to a full share of our attention; and the knowledge of its existence and evolution in space and time fully satisfies the student. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. 
Author: John Cheever
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1912  - d. 18 June 1982
  
 Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 This is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 The subject of philosophy is very ancient. The word means: "The love, study or pursuit of wisdom, or of knowledge of things and their causes, whether theoretical or practical." All we know of science or of religion comes from philosophy. It lies behind and above all other knowledge we have or use. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Certainty, not data, is knowledge. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Scientology means scio, knowing in the fullest sense of the word and logos, study. In itself the word means knowing how to know.Scientology is a 'route', a way, rather than a dissertation or assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for himself. The technology is therefore not expounded as something to believe, but something to do. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 No civilization can progress to the stability of continuous survival without certain and sure command of knowledge such as that contained in Dianetics. For Dianetics, skillfully used, can do exactly what it claims. It can, in the realm of the individual, prevent or alleviate insanity, neurosis, compulsions and obsessions and it can bring about physical well-being, removing the basic cause of some 70% of man's illnesses. It can, in the field of the family, bring about better accord and harmony. It can, in the field of nations or smaller groups such as those of industry, improve management to a point where these pitifully inadequate ideologies, for which men fight and die with such frightening earnestness, can be laid aside in favor of a workable technology. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 The evolution of knowledge is toward simplicity, not complexity. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 To say that I have found the answer to all riddles of the soul would be inaccurate and presumptuous. But in the knowledge I have developed there must lie the answers to that riddle, to that enigma, to that problem - the human soul - for under my hands and others, was seen the best in man rehabilitated. I discovered that a human being is not his body and demonstrated that through Scientology an individual can attain certainty of his identity apart from that of the body. We cannot deal in the realm of the human soul and ignore the fact. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Truth existed before the world began and will still be persisting until long after the world ends, so therefore "source of truth" really has no bearing on anything. What is important is the discovery of truth and its application. That is, to what purpose is the truth put, to what goals it is used for, the method in which the truth is applied, to what benefit the truth is used, that is, who benefits by its use or its non-use or its being hidden or exposed. Such things as truth, facts, knowledge and discoveries, and techniques, are tools, and they in themselves don't have the ability to create or cause any action, effect or result. It is what people do with them that is important. It's the Being behind the tool. A scalpel can cut your throat or it can repair a body. A hammer can bash somebody's brains out or build a house. Therefore, what's more important is the individual's intention and action with that tool, not the tool itself. 
Author: Ronald DeWolf
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1934
  
 My delegation cannot refrain from speaking on this question - we who have such an intimate knowledge of boxcars and of deportations to unknown destinations that we cannot be silent. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 Search not to find what lies too deeply hid, Nor to know things, whose knowledge is forbid. 
Author: John Denham
Nationality: English
b. December 1615  - d. 10 March 1669
  
 Knowledge comes, but wisdom stays. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If mentally disabled children could be brought to the level of normal children then I want to study the potential of 'normal' children". 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 My father was well-to-do, but he wasn't interested in making money; he was interested in making people use their minds. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour? 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out. 
Author: Peter Garrett
Nationality: Australian
b. 16 April 1953
  




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