Knowledge Quotes

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