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.
When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power.
Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates.
The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
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.
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.
In my experience, getting rich takes focus, courage, knowledge, expertise, 100 percent of your effort, a never-give-up attitude and of course a rich mind-set.
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.
Knowledge is the only elegance.
Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain
I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains.† One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.
If we lose wilderness, we lose forever the knowledge of what the world was and what it might, with understanding and loving husbandry, yet become.
Beauty is composed of many things and never stands alone. It is part of horizons, blue in the distance, great primeval silences, knowledge of all things of the earth... It is so fragile it can be destroyed by a sound or thought. It may be infinitesimally small or encompass the universe itself. It comes in a swift conception wherever nature has not been disturbed.
I know I do not have his looks. I know I do not have his money. I know I do not have his connections, his knowledge of fine wines. I know sometimes when I eat I get this clicking sound in my jaw...
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove to-day on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
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.
Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.