knowledge Quotes

To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy.

Confucius

Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

In fact, all the additional knowledge gained by an irrationally constituted society may but enlarge and enhance the powers of death and destruction.

Paul Alexander Baran

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Knowledge is simply a terrible ocean we must cross, and hope that wisdom lies on the other side.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.

Francis Bacon

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon

The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

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.

N. W. Dougherty

The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied: which one of these things belongs to me?

Confucius

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.

Arnold Bennett

Life is not a thing of knowing only nay, mere knowledge has properly no place at all save as it becomes the handmaiden of feeling and emotion.

Billings Learned Hand

Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you dont have a passport.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Knowledge, having irritated and stimulated our appetite for power, will lead us inexorably to our ruin.

Emil Cioran

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.

Charlemagne

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.

Samuel Butler

Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge as fire is of light.

Thomas Carlyle

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

Self-knowledge can be painful, but not half so damaging as self-ignorance.

Orson Scott Card

Fraud includes the pretense of knowledge when knowledge there is none.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

I think it's important to live life with a knowledge of its mystery, and of your own mystery.

Joseph Campbell

It is alone that part of the external universe which we call material which acts on man through his senses that part of which we ordinarily feel our knowledge to be the surest; but in reality, strangely enough, as will soon appear, this is one of the aspects of the external world, of which we can know nothing.

Richard Maurice Bucke

We do need knowledge. And perhaps in a thousand years we might pick smaller cliffs to jump off. The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.

Ray Douglas Bradbury
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