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There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself, for the finite individual, through mere daily living... a way in which life itself is sheer knowing
Laurens Van Der Post

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
Doris Day

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.
Nicolas Copernicus

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

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.
David Bohm

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

Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself.
Marsha Norman

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

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
Carlos Castaneda

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof. - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J K Rowling

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
Rusty Berkus

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

If knowledge is power, clandestine knowledge is power squared; it can be withheld, exchanged, and leveraged.
Letty Cottin

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin

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

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
Lillian Smith

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters.
Raymond Aron

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan

Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.
Jesse Ventura

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

Your morals and general character are strictly inquired into; it is therefore expected that you will improve every leisure moment in the acquirement of knowledge of your profession and you will recollect that a good moral character is essential to your high standing in the Navy.
Franklin Buchanan

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

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

A judicious man uses statistics, not to get knowledge, but to save himself from having ignorance foisted upon him.
Thomas Carlyle

Those who have no compassion have no wisdom. Knowledge, yes - cleverness, maybe - wisdom, no. A clever mind is not a heart.
Benjamin Hoff

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

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

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

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

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
Joseph Addison

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
De Witt Clinton

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

All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. 'Pride and Prejudice'
Jane Austen

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
Sigmund Freud

The senses collect the surface facts of matter... It was sensation; when memory came, it was experience; when mind acted, it was knowledge; when mind acted on it as knowledge, it was thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Arthur Rimbaud

Is knowledge knowable? If not, how do we know this?
Woody Allen

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian

We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed [wedding vows]
Camilla Parker Bowles

And the fruit of my vanity is shame, and repentance, and the clear knowledge that whatever the world finds pleasing, is but a brief dream.
Petrarch

Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.
P G Wodehouse

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Baltasar Gracian

Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.
G M Trevelyan

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
John Locke

Sometimes when a new piece of knowledge comes along you suddenly change your priorities and focus on something completely different instead.
John Hartford

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel
August Hare

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing
Maurice Maeterlinck



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