Knowledge Quotes

Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

There is no disease (so destructive) as lust; no enemy like infatuation; no fire like wrath; and no happiness like spiritual knowledge.

Chanakya

They who increase knowledge, increase sorrow

Proverb

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, and those to be shunned.

Cicero

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

Samuel Smiles

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.

Plato

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

Hippocrates

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.

Bertrand Russell

The confidence of ignorance will always overcome the indecision of knowledge.

Unknown

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control

Martin Luther King Jr

I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from a fine physical state. It cannot be bought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.

William Dean Howells

Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.

Claude Bernard

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.

Guy Finley

Knowledge tells us that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom prevents us from putting it into a fruit salad.

Miles Kington

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.

Zen Proverb

No article of faith is proof against the disintegrating effects of increasing information; one might almost describe the acquirement of knowledge as a process of disillusion.

H. L. Mencken

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

Anais Nin

The well being of the world largely depends upon the work of the engineer. There is a great future and unlimited scope for the profession; new works of all kinds are and will be required in every country, and for a young man of imagination and keenness I cannot conceive a more attractive profession. Imagination is necessary as well as scientific knowledge.

Sir William Halcrow

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

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

Albert Einstein

Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.

Saadi

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Kahlil Gibran

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

James Baldwin
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