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

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

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin

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

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

The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us.
Roger Bacon

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

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

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

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

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas Huxley

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

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

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge
Holbrook Jackson

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

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

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Socrates

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov

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

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

Vulgarized knowledge characteristically gives birth to a feeling that everything is understandable and explained. It is like a system of bridges built over chasms. One can travel boldly ahead over these bridges, ignoring the chasms. It is forbidden to look down into them; but that, alas, does not alter the fact that they exist.
Czeslaw Milosz

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

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

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

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

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

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 much knowledge there is also much grief.
Queen Marie Of Romania

Apothegms form a short cut to much knowledge
Thomas Hood

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

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

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
Marcel Proust

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

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

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
Peter F Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
Alvin Toffler

As the biggest library, if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

Robin Cook's mastery of the House of Commons was acknowledged on all sides and his incisive mind, forensic skills and formidable and wide ranging debating prowess were seen by the public very clearly.
Gordon Brown

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

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

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



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