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Quotations about Knowledge


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Fill thy mind with useful knowledge and thou shalt avoid empty words. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882


We are ignorant of many things which would not be obscure to us if the reading of the ancients were familiar to us. (Multa ignoramus quae nobis non laterent si veterum lectio nobis fuit familiaris.) ~Latin saying, quoted in James A. Ballentine, A Law Dictionary, 1916


Pull and Push are inscribed on the doors of the Temple of Knowledge. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897


Knowledge has a beginning but no end. ~Geeta S. Iyengar


The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.  ~Ralph W. Sockman


Knowledge is a sacred cow, and my problem will be how we can milk her while keeping clear of her horns.  ~Albert Szent-Györgyi, "Teaching and Expanding Knowledge," Science, 4 December 1964


Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.  ~Confucius


Knowledge is haunted by the ghost of past opinion.  ~Author Unknown


A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.  ~Michael Garrett Marino


In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book


The knowledge of many minds consists principally of the news of the day and the talk at the last teaparty. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882


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


One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.  ~Crates


The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.  ~Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers


Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities:  the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.  ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell


All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.  ~Maurice Maeterlinck


Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.  ~Panchatantra


Principles are the important things; the more you have of them, the more knowledge you can carry. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)


We are here and now.  Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine.  ~H.L. Mencken


If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.  ~Susanne K. Langer


To be master of any branch of knowledge, you must master those which lie next to it; and thus to know anything you must know all.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


It's silly when any man assumes that he knows it all. It's tragic when he does! ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)


Oftentimes the supposed increasers of knowledge have only given a new name, and a worse, to what every body knew before.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?  ~Thomas Henry Huxley


Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.  ~Carl G. Jung



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