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

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
William Hazlitt

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

Acknowledgement, and celebration, of mystery probably constitutes the most consistent theme of my poetry.
Denise Levertov

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

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

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
Andre Maurois

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

All wish for knowledge, but no one wishes to pay the price of it
Juvenal

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

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

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

Later, however, I came to recognize the objective nature of these dreams or fantasies ... Thus it was that I gradually came to acknowledge that such fantasies or dreams are neither meaningless nor purely arbitrary but rather convey a sort of 'second meaning' of the terms applied.
Wolfgang Pauli

Without my knowledge or consent The Edge - made up of out-takes - was released. Even today, it remains a bitter memory.
Shelley Berman

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

All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not honesty and good-nature
Montaigne

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose

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

Our knowledge is greater perhaps than we could have imagined, and all the time we realise how much more there is to know.
James Gibson

You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.

If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

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

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

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vincent T Lombardi

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

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

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

We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
Henry L Mencken

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

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.
Virginia Gildersleeve

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

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

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

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

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.
William Penn

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
Kong Fu Zi

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

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

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

Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering and it seems that the more mature humanity becomes in terms of knowledge and age, the less mature we are in other ways.
Julius Gordon

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

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

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



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