Quotes About Knowledge

Knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon

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

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.
Henry Miller

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen

Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.
John Maurice Clark

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

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Just in ratio as knowledge increases, faith diminishes.
Thomas Carlyle

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us.  The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
Adlai E. Stevenson

The acquisition of knowledge is the mission of research, the transmission of knowledge is the mission of teaching, and the application of knowledge is the mission of public service.
James A. Perkins

The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one great thing.
Archilochus, seventh century B.C.

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously.  The first is imperative and second is disastrous.
Margot Fonteyn

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Knowing others is wisdom.  Knowing the self is enlightenment.

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
William Blake

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

Knowledge which is obtained under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Tim was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
Benjamin Franklin

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley

Reality is a collective hunch.
Mel Seesholtz



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