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Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
Venerable Bede

Apothegms form a short cut to much knowledge
Thomas Hood

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
Plutarch

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
William Cowper

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

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
Walter Lippmann

Of all the stages in a woman's life, none is so dangerous as the period between her acknowledgement of a passion for a man, and the day set apart for her nuptials.
Hugh Kelly

If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand. [Deep thoughts indeed!]
Ralph Cudworth

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
Janet Jackson

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

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

We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
Charles Darwin

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

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
John Adams

I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'.
Kerry Packer

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

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

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

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

I would have thought that the knowledge that you are going to leapt upon by half a dozen congratulatory, but sweaty team-mate would be inducement not to score a goal.
Arthur Marshall

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

However high we climb in the pursuit of knowledge we shall still see heights above us, and the more we extend our view, the more conscious we shall be of the immensity which lies beyond.
William George Armstrong

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Simone Weil

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
Sydney Harris

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
William Hazlitt

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

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

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

The stomach is the only part of man which can be fully satisfied. The yearning of man's brain for new knowledge and experience and for more pleasant and comfortable surroundings never can be completely met. It is an appetite which cannot be appeased
Thomas Edison

It is now several months since I promised to give you my reasons for preferring the Bible as a schoolbook to all other compositions. Before I state my arguments, I shall assume the five following propositions:

1 . That Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and that in proportion as mankind adopts its principles and obeys its precepts they will be wise and happy.

2. That a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible than in any other way.

3. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.

4. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful, when imparted in early life.

5. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life.
- Benjamin Rush, Essays, pp. 93-113, 'A Defence of the Use of the Bible as a School Book'.
Benjamin Rush

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Jacob Bronowski

The mines of knowledge are often laid bare by the hazel-wand of chance.
Martin Tupper

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

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran

When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.
Herbert Spencer

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer.
Lord Byron

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.
R Buckminster Fuller

No man's knowledge here can go beyond experience. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
John Locke

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

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
Orison Swett Marden

Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
George Eliot

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Henry Ford



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