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As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

The great desire of this age is for a doctrine which may serve to condense our knowledge, guide our researches, and shape our lives, so that conduct may really be the consequence of belief
G H Lewes

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

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
William James

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

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

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Peter F Drucker

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

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

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

If knowledge is power, clandestine knowledge is power squared; it can be withheld, exchanged, and leveraged.
Letty Cottin

Diffused knowledge immortalises itself.
Sir James Mackintosh

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

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

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

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

There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.
Thomas Tickell

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My knowledge of gardening has increased with age, although I'm not as active with the spade and fork as I used to be.
Terence Conran

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke

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

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

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

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

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

Science is organized knowledge.
Herbert Spencer

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Francis Bacon

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

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

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

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
James Thurber

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

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
Janet Jackson



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