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I'm afraid I'm not really interested in starting off someone's career and trying to turn a nobody into a someone. All my expertise, and all my recent knowledge, lies at the top end of the sport.
Colin Jackson

In much knowledge there is also much grief.
Queen Marie Of Romania

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
Peter F Drucker

My knowledge of gardening has increased with age, although I'm not as active with the spade and fork as I used to be.
Terence Conran

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The great desire of this age is for a doctrine which may serve to condense our knowledge, guide our researches, and shape our lives, so that conduct may really be the consequence of belief
G H Lewes

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
William James

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Kahlil Gibran

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

A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it
Margaret Fuller

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Imannuel Kant

As the biggest library, if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge.
Alban Berg

Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
Pearl Buck

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Sir Walter Scott

Being away from home gave me the chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye. I learned not to be ashamed of a real hunger for knowledge, something I had always tried to hide, and I came home glad to start in here again with a love for Europe that I am afraid will never leave me.
Jackie Kennedy

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

He's our biggest repository of useless knowledge. National Icon, National Treasure, and National Dustbin. [On Stephen Fry]
Michael Parkinson

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Frank Herbert

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
Kahlil Gibran

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.
Aldous Huxley

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
Brigham Young

Ability in a man is knowledge which emanates from divine light
Zoroaster

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Baltasar Gracian

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin

Most people of knowledge say it's the biggest single problem facing the economic free world [talking about deficits that is]
David Hartman

From the level of pragmatic, everyday knowledge to modern natural science, the knowledge of nature derives from man's primary coming to grips with nature; at the same time it reacts back upon the system of social labour and stimulates its development.
Jurgen Habermas

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran

Vulgarized knowledge characteristically gives birth to a feeling that everything is understandable and explained. It is like a system of bridges built over chasms. One can travel boldly ahead over these bridges, ignoring the chasms. It is forbidden to look down into them; but that, alas, does not alter the fact that they exist.
Czeslaw Milosz

you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
Mao Zedong

This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
D H Lawrence

Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.
Richard Sheridan

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Samuel Smiles

It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. [On reading]
Elizabeth Hardwick

The apple cannot be stuck back on The Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
Arthur Miller

There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.
Thomas Tickell

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

I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. [if the massive marketing behind such things is a success for sure!]
Fannie Farmer

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
Auguste Comte

Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel Boorstin

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

There is a self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. [and as weak as its weakest link]
Lady Johnson

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



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