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Knowledge Quotes


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" Knowledge, without common sense," says Lee, is "folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death." But with common sense, it is wisdom; with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

"Know thyself " means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.

A grain of real knowledge, of genuine uncontrollable conviction, will outweigh a bushel of adroitness; and to produce persuasion there is one golden principle of rhetoric not put down in the books - to understand what you are talking about.

A great deal of knowledge, which is not capable of making a man wise, has natural tendency to make him vain and arrogant.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.

A little knowledge leads the mind from God. Unripe thinkers use their learning to authenticate their doubts. While unbelief has its own dogma, more peremptory than the inquisitor's, patient meditation brings the scholar back to humbleness. He learns that the grandest truths appear slowly.

A man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.

A man only understands what is akin to something already existing in himself.

A taste of every sort of knowledge is necessary to form the mind, and is the only way to give the understanding its due improvement to the full extent of its capacity.

Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinions; the want of it makes the opinions of most people of little value.

All men by nature desire knowledge.

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

All that men really understand is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know; and motives to study or practise. The rest is affectation and imposture.

All the knowledge that we mortals can acquire is not knowledge positive, but knowledge comparative, and subject to the errors and passions of humanity.

All wish to be learned, but no one is willing to pay the price.

And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before.

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.


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