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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Baltasar Gracian

Being goal directed is not enough to conquer your enemy. To achieve your goal you need to know and be able to utilize all the resources available to you. This includes the knowledge of all those available to you as well as using the physical resources and those who control them.
Frederick The Great

Positivism: A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent. Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.
Ambrose Bierce

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucius

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 comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

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

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Imannuel Kant

We do know, of certain knowledge, that (Bin Laden) is either in Afghanistan or in some other country or dead.
Donald Rumsfeld

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Thomas J Watson

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

All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Andrew Jackson

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone De Beauvoir

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

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

It has also contained come of the very best, most accessible writing for children, by writers who seldom get the acknowledgement they deserve [on Fantasy genre]
Terry Pratchett

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 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

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

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

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

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

Companies have to be wary of the fact that staff don't move on too quickly these days else the requisite knowledge base required to manage enough elements may be lost.
Howard Gardner

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

Knowledge is power if you know it about the right person.
Ethel Mumford

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
William Hazlitt

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel Boorstin

My delegation cannot refrain from speaking on this question-we who have such an intimate knowledge of boxcars and of deportations to unknown destinations that we cannot be silent
Golda Meir

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

There are many rules of thumb and laws out there of which we still have no knowledge, and as such they are in a real way hidden from us.
Umberto Giordano

He is a man of great wisdom and knowledge. He is a man who serves the Lord.

We remember well a sermon at the pope's funeral in Rome. His words touched our hearts and the hearts of millions. We join with our fellow citizens and millions around the world who pray for continuous strength and wisdom. [on Pope Benedict XVI]
George Bush

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates

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

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

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

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

Curiosity, or the love of knowledge, has a very limited influence, and requires youth, leisure education, genius and example to make it govern any person
David Hume

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
Josh Billings

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

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]
Prince Charles

I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
Sir Arthur Eddington

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



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