Knowledge Quotes

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

Try to know everything of something and something of everything.

Henry Brougham

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

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.

Archilochus

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

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

Paolo Bacigalupi

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft

How honorable is knowledge, that the one who does not have it, says he does. How dishonorable is ignorance, that the one who has it says he does not.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Knowledge and science are the coffers and caches to the treasures of Perfection; and the only access to them is to ask and question.

Ali al-Rida

Only by knowledge of that which is not thyself, shall thyself be learned.

Robert Bulwer Lytton

All men by nature desire knowledge...

Aristotle

Inspiration is a slender river of brightness leaping from a vast and eternal knowledge, it exceeds reason more perfectly than reason exceeds the knowledge of the senses.

Sri Aurobindo

Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.

Francis Herbert Bradley

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

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

Only by knowledge of that which is not thyself, shall thyself be learned.

Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Emil Cioran

The actual state of our knowledge is always provisional and ... there must be, beyond what is actually known, immense new regions to discover.

Louis de Broglie

In art, never try to find out anything, or try to learn anything until the not knowing it has come to be a nuisance to you for some time. Then you will remember it, but not otherwise. Let knowledge importune you before you will hear it. Our schools and universities go on the precisely opposite system.

Samuel Butler

People get a lot of confusion, because they keep trying to think of quantum mechanics as classical mechanics

Sidney Coleman

There is nothing less powerful than knowledge unattached, and incapable of application. That is why what little knowledge I have has done myself personally so much harm. I do not know much, but if I knew a good deal less than that little I should be far more powerful.

Samuel Butler

That the threat is now intense is not a reason to abandon our quest for knowledge. It is a reason to hold it more tightly, in spite of the need for action to preserve our freedom, in spite of the distractions of living in turmoil, that it may not be lost or brushed aside by the demands of the hour. We would not neglect our duty to our country and our fellows to strive mightily to preserve our ways and our lives. There is an added duty, not inconsistent, not less. It is the duty to so live that there may be a reason for living, beyond the mere mechanisms of life. It is the duty to carry on, under stress, the search for understanding.

Vannevar Bush

Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought in the market; Knowledge needful for all, yet cannot be had for the asking.

Arthur Hugh Clough

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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