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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
William Hazlitt

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

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

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

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
David Ben-Gurion

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
John Locke

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

For love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, as fire is of light.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov

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 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

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

When it [knowledge[ enters electronic space, it seems equally natural to surrender it.
Doug Brent

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

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

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

Science is organized knowledge.
Herbert Spencer

Diffused knowledge immortalises itself.
Sir James Mackintosh

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
Auguste Comte

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Sir Walter Scott

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge
Holbrook Jackson

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

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

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Francis Bacon

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

I have taken all knowledge to be my province.
Francis Bacon

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

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

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel
August Hare



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