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.
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.
I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evil.
The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
Knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severly for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
...ad doctrinam huiusmodi copiosius a perpluribus dicta auctoribus, et praecipue ab his quos mater educavit Graecia, Latinorum cogente penuria, . . . transferenda conferam. ( ...for the teaching of this kind I will devote myself to translating what is said more fully by many authors, and especially those whom mother Greece educated, whilst the Latins were oppressed by lack, . . . of knowledge).
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.
Understanding the knowledge and wisdom of the Qur'an is by far, higher than memorizing.
To whatever extent a person's knowledge increases, his attention will be turned more towards his soul.
There are three signs of a knowledgeable person: knowledge, forbearance and silence.
Associating with the wise and the knowledgeable people adds to the prestige of a person.
There is no knowledge and science like pondering and thought; and there is no prosperity and advancement like knowledge and science.
Did the others here feel the disquiet he felt? Had they a reason for concealing that disquiet? And another question: Where was "here"? He shut that one down sharply. Deal with one thing at a time. Grope your way gently to the abyss. Categorize your knowledge.
The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.
Seek Knowledge and adorn it with forbearance and dignity. Be humble to those whom you teach and to those from whom you learn. Don't be tyrannical in your teaching conduct, for you will forfeit that to which you are entitled to (the reward) on account of it.
It makes no sense at all if people consider the one who lacks knowledge and science as a prosperous person.
Everything has its tax and the tax of knowledge is to teach its people.
Write knowledge since you cant memorize unless with writing. Heart confides to written.
To acquire knowledge is neccessary at all times.
One way of looking at poetic periods is to notice what contemporary interests and knowledge penetrate the best verse written at the time and what moods are permitted in treating of these matters.
If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. Will not knowledge of it, then, have a great influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what we should? If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it is.
All men by nature desire knowledge...
It is not easy to determine the nature of music, or why anyone should have a knowledge of it.
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