knowledge Quotes

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.


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 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

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

Robert Bulwer Lytton

All men by nature desire knowledge...


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

I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evil.


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 Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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