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Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love. Thomas Szasz

And all your future lies beneath your hat. John Oldham

A wise man, when asked how he had learned so much about everything, replied: ''By never being ashamed or afraid to ask questions about anything of which I was ignorant.'' Anonymous

It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing. Tom Stoppard

Oh how fine it is to know a thing or two! MoliFre

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. Confucius

Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad. Lyndon B. Johnson

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. Carl Jung

I see men ordinarily more eager to discover a reason for things than to find out whether the things are so. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

No matter what happens, there's always somebody who knew it would. Lonny Starr

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating --people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. Oscar Wilde

The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned. Gerard De Nerval

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates

Many people think of knowledge as money, They would like knowledge, but do not want to face the perseverance and self-denial that goes into the acquisition of it. John Morely

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more. William Cowper

Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death. MoliFre

You can't know too much, but you can say too much. Calvin Coolidge

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it. Sudie Back

It's a dangerous thing to think we know everything. Jack Kuehler

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not. Raoul Vaneigem

One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. Gilbert K. Chesterton

The knowledge of God is far from the love of Him. Keith Miller

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. Thomas H. Huxley

The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him. John Milton

Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle. Anonymous

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. James A. Michener

Sin, guilt, neurosis --they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Henry Miller

We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge. Rutherford D. Roger

Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize. Christopher Lasch

Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest. William Shakespeare

I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so. Josh Billings

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source. Brigham Young

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. Sandara Carey

The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one. Anonymous

It is disgraceful to live as a stranger in one's country, and be an alien in any matter that affects our welfare. Manutius

We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter. Mark Twain

When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently. Clark Moustakas

The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing so many things that ain't so. Josh Billings

It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it. Persian Proverb

The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know. Ray Stevens

To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it. Charles Caleb Colton

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment. James Russell Lowell

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. Winston Churchill

Knowledge and human power are synonymous. Francis Bacon

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge. Arthur Rimbaud

For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the golden road to Samarkand. James Elroy Flecker

Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch. Ivern Ball

Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't. Benjamin Franklin

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. Kahlil Gibran

What's scary in life is not what people know (or don't know), but what they know that ain't so. Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so. Mark Twain

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. William J. Durant

He who does not know one thing knows another. Kenyan Proverb

The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it. Samuel Johnson

And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. [John 8:32] Bible

Seldom if ever was knowledge given to keep, but always to impart. The grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. Bishop Hall

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. J. Paul Getty

Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle. Grant M. Bright

Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do. Robert K. Mueller

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. Kahlil Gibran

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. Carlos Castaneda

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Lord Alfred Tennyson

Know-how will surpass guess-how. Anonymous

Say oh wise man how you have come to such knowledge? Because I was never ashamed to confess my ignorance and ask others. Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Once thoroughly our own knowledge ceases to give us pleasure. John Ruskin

Man is not weak; knowledge is more than equivalent to force. Samuel Johnson

Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for. Thomas Arnold

There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge -- that is everywhere. Hermann Hesse

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds. John F. Kennedy

Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men. Spanish Proverb

He who knows little quickly tells it. Italian Proverb

The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown. Sophocles

There are things known, and there are things unknown. And in between are the doors. Jim Morrison

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. Charles Caleb Colton

Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use. Anonymous

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows. George Gurdjieff

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. Martin H. Fischer

More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral. Samuel Johnson

I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. Franklin Pierce Adams

Without wisdom, knowledge is either useless or destructive. Anonymous

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. Laurence Sterne

Who knows most believes least. Proverb

What is not fully understood is not possessed. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. Horace

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity. William Ellery Channing

Far better is it to know everything of a little than a little of everything. Pickering

The mark of a well educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them. Douglas Everett

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing too big to attempt. William Van Horne

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. Epictetus

Knowledge, humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small. Saying

The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them. Henry Bolingbroke

The mind is like a sponge, soaking up endless drops of knowledge. Robert M. Hensel

He knows so little and knows it so fluently. Ellen Glasgow

Many of us don't have to turn out the lights to be in the dark. Anonymous

I wish I knew what I know now before. Rod Stewart

Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. Rembrandt (Harmenszoon van Rijn)

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. John Stuart Mill

In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal. W. R. Whitney

Knowledge is only potential power. Napoleon Hill

The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn. Caryl Haskins

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another. Joseph Addison

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh. Lord Chesterfield

Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. Lord Chesterfield

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. Ambrose Bierce

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance. John Archibald Wheeler

To me the charm of an encyclopedia is that it knows and I needn't. Francis Yeats Brown

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. Juvenal

A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision. Cavett Robert

To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it. Mark Caine

Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings

Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace. George Santayana

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power. Alvin Toffler

To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty. Lao-Tzu

No man knows less than the man who knows it all. Anonymous

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live. Baltasar Gracian

Knowledge without practice is like a glass eye, all for show, and nothing for use. Swinnock

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. Peter F. Drucker

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise. William Penn

Knowledge is the only elegance. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. Kahlil Gibran

It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know. Hannah More

It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches. Frederick The Great (Frederick II)

Never by reflection, but only by doing is self-knowledge possible to one. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success. Darius Ogden Mills

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge. Meister Eckhart

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge. Confucius

Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid. Sir John Denham

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things. Edgar Degas

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts- the less you know the hotter you get. Bertrand Russell

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. Thomas Fuller

Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned. Oliver Wendell Holmes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. [King Solomon] Bible

Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it. Samuel Johnson

He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing. James Russell Lowell

Man knows more than he understands. Alfred Adler

I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible. Lewis Carroll

When you see the abyss, and we have looked into it, then what? There isn't much room at the edge -- one person, another, not many. If you are there, others cannot be there. If you are there, you become a protective wall. What happens? You become part of it. Elie Wiesel

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within. Ralph J. Cudworth

Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. Andre Gide

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -- a property entirely our own. Samuel Smiles

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. Marcus T. Cicero

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows. Anonymous

Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man. Orlando A. Battista

During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. Albert Einstein

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. Plato

Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth. Francis Picabia

Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest. Mark Twain

Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person. Ethel Watts Mumford

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another. William James

It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning. Claude Bernard

How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ''By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant. John Abbott

Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself. Samuel Johnson

Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven. Henry David Thoreau

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. Auguste Comte

All knowledge is ambiguous. J. S. Habgood

You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so. William Morris Hunt

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. Samuel Johnson

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. Lucille Ball

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. Peter F. Drucker

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. Confucius

Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon

It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know. R. K. Bergethon

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know. Anthony Robbins

One-tenth of the folks run the world. One-tenth watch them run it, and the other eighty percent don't know what the hell's going on. Jake Simmons

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. Robert Benchley

They are so knowing, that they know nothing. Terence

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace. Bhagavad Gita

When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding. Chinese Proverb

Knowledge, like religion, must be ''experienced'' in order to be known. Edwin P. Whipple

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. Bertrand Russell

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. Albert Einstein

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. Josh Billings

Every animal knows more than you do. Native American Proverb

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. Mark Twain

To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. Quentin Crisp

Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more. Hector Hugh Munro

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught. Marquis De Vauvenargues

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