Quotes about knowledge

Featured quotes about knowledge

Here are a few of my favorite knowledge quotes…

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Terry Pratchett

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard

Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
Bryant H. McGill

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
John Adams

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.
Khalil Gibran

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

Knowledge and ignorance

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
William Shakespeare

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

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
Thomas Sowell

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
John F. Kennedy

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

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

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

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

Knowledge and imagination

Neville Goddard would probably appreciate these quotes…

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein

Other quotes about knowledge

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Kofi Annan

If 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

Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.
Lao Tzu

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
Leonardo da Vinci

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Louis Pasteur

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli

The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Benjamin Disraeli

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Hermann Hesse

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Francis Bacon

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Francis Bacon

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
Khalil Gibran

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Charles Morgan

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

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
Michel de Montaigne

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
Charles Caleb Colton

That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
Charles Caleb Colton

Knowledge & the unknown

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch

Limited value of knowledge

These quotes convey the limits of knowledge.

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Abu Bakr

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

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