The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows who has written and where it is to be found.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning
desire to possess it.
Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Faith: belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Some say knowledge is power, but that is not true. Character is power.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and having no flame with which to ignite it.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
knowledge is hidden by selfish desire - hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance
The common dogma is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object
The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability