Knowledge Quotes

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
– Sir Francis Bacon
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
– Sir Francis Bacon
There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
– Pearl Bailey
Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution to the knowledge of the world.
– Liberty Hyde Bailey
The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
– James A. Baldwin
There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
– Arnold Bennett
Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.
– Georges Bernanos
Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.
– Claude Bernard
Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
– Ambrose Bierce
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
– Ambrose Bierce
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.
– Ambrose Bierce
We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are.
– Harold Bloom
We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
– Matt Blunt
Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.
– Kjell Magne Bondevik
Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
– George Boole
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
– Jacob Bronowski
To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
– Phillip Brooks
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
– Roger Bacon
Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.
– James Beattie