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

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

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

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

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

Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us.
Pearl Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings.
Scott Adams

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

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

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge is going to make you stronger.
Avery Brooks

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

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

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love.
Thomas Szasz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Imannuel Kant

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

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

Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with one man.
Phyllis McGinley

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

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

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

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

I do not think that the road to contentment lies in despising what we have not got. Let us acknowledge all good, all delight that the world holds, and be content without it.
George MacDonald

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

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

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge
Holbrook Jackson

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Thomas Huxley

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



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