Knowledge Quotes

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
– Anton Chekhov

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
– James Madison

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
– Socrates

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
– Benjamin Franklin

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

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
– Carl Jung
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
– John Acton
We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings.
– Scott Adams
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
– Joseph Addison
I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
– Daniel Akaka
The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.
– James Allen
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
– Stephen Ambrose
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
– Robert Anthony
We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
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
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
– Isaac Asimov
Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.
– Abdallah II
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.
– Freda Adler
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
The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.
– Daniel Bell
Security... it's simply the recognition that changes will take place and the knowledge that you're willing to deal with whatever happens.
– Harry Browne
You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.
– Harry Browne
The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
– Albert Camus
The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.
– Richard Cecil
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
– William Ellery Channing
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
– Lord Chesterfield
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
– Robert Collier
Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
– Charles Caleb Colton
We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
– Confucius
To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
– Confucius
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
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
– e. e. cummings
A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
– Carlos Castaneda
A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows.
– Carlos Castenada
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
– Auguste Comte
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
– Nicolaus Copernicus
Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
– Abraham Cowley
Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
– Pierre Curie
In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.
– Anthony J. D'Angelo
We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster - closed and forgotten within the first year.
– Walt Disney
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Everyone, young and old, must have access to the knowledge and skills to participate in the evolving economy.
– James H. Douglas
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
– Peter F. Drucker
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
– Will Durant
Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
– Peter F. Drucker
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
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
– Albert Einstein
Information is not knowledge.
– Albert Einstein
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
– Albert Einstein
The only source of knowledge is experience.
– Albert Einstein
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
– Albert Einstein
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
– Kahlil Gibran
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
– Kahlil Gibran
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
– Kahlil Gibran
Everyone wants a hand in the outcome, a piece of the knowledge.
– Walter Gilbert
I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.
– Walter Gilbert
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
– Baltasar Gracian
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
– Baltasar Gracian
If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
– Katharine Graham
A lot of knowledge in any kind of an organization is what we call task knowledge. These are things that people who have been there a long time understand are important, but they may not know how to talk about them. It's often called the culture of the organization.
– Howard Gardner
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
– Arnold H. Glasgow
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
– George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
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 Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
– Edith Hamilton
While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.
– Herbie Hancock
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
– Elizabeth Hardwick
Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
– Sydney J. Harris
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
– B. H. Liddell Hart
What is research but a blind date with knowledge?
– Will Harvey
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
– William Hazlitt