Quotes and Sayings about Knowledge



"If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation."
- John Acton
(Related: Knowledge, Burden, Past)

"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Nature, Knowledge, Beginning, End, Human nature)

"Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."
- John Adams
(Related: Knowledge)

"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people."
- John Adams
(Related: People, Knowledge, Liberty)

"We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Knowledge, Key)

"The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Knowledge, Man, Nothing)

"If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

"The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Morality, Behavior, Culture)

"The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Knowledge)

"We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Truth, Heart, End, May, Motive, Will)

"I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils."
- Aeschylus
"Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Knowledge)

"I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

"Chess is not only knowledge and logic."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Knowledge, Chess, Logic)

"Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools."
- William Alexander
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Fools, Schools)

"To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science, Time, Knowledge, Drama, Ignorance, Myth, Space)

"Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Knowledge, Virtue)

"The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do."
- James Allen
(Related: Knowledge, Will)

"Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?"
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Disease, Old, Physicians, Sense, State)

"My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Father, Knowledge, Care, Concern, First, Office)

"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
(Related: Faith, Love, Knowledge, Hope, Future, Past)

"Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture."
- David Amram
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Artist)

"Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics."
- David Amram
(Related: Politics, Knowledge, Authority, Literature, World, Writing)

"We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South."
- Roald Amundsen
(Related: Gratitude, Knowledge, Admiration, First, Storms)

"You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Knowledge, Land, Thinking)

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

"If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Democracy, Information)

"Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: People, Knowledge)

"Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Knowledge, Contention)

"We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Knowledge, May)

"Wonder is the desire for knowledge."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Knowledge, Desire, Wonder)

"Love takes up where knowledge leaves off."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Love, Knowledge)

"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Art, God, Knowledge, Cause)

"I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Thought, People, Books, Footsteps, Grammar, Logic, Rules, Style, Will)

"Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense?"
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Knowledge, Reason, Sense)

"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Teaching)

"All men by nature desire knowledge."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Nature, Knowledge, Desire)

"Research is creating new knowledge."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Knowledge, Research)

"Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Knowledge, Gifts, Practice)

"Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Value)

"Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters."
- Raymond Aron
(Related: Enemies, Future)

"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Ignorance, Learning)

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Life, Science, Society, Wisdom, Knowledge, Right)

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Problems)

"We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Being)

"He who will be just, must be forc'd to acknowledge, that neither Sex are always in the right."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Sex, Right, Will)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Men, Poetry, Education, Knowledge, College, Thinking, Years)

"On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials, but I had one main source person who worked online and on the street continually looking for the proper materials."
- Colleen Atwood
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Wife, Truth, Fortune, Man, Possession, Want)

"Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials."
- Avicenna
(Related: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)

"The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes."
- Avicenna
(Related: Knowledge, Causes)

"That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

"To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

"There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Purpose, Ambition)

"Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Genius, Policy, Knowledge, Country)

"At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge)

"It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

"Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Christianity, Lust)

"The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Sympathy, Knowledge, Stress)

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Money, Health, Power, Knowledge, Character, May, Property, Will)

"Knowledge is power."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"Knowledge and human power are synonymous."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Power, Knowledge, Angels, Desire)

"He that hath knowledge spareth his words."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Knowledge, Words)

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Action, End)

"Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Argument, Doubt, May, Mind, Rest)

"For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Knowledge, Mathematics, World)

"All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Science, People, Knowledge, Fact, Mathematics, Obvious)

"Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution to the knowledge of the world."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Knowledge, World)

"There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Life, Knowledge)

"Knowledge is the life of the mind."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Mind)

"Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Knowledge, Action)

"When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Knowledge, Exploitation, Folly)

"The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Will)

"I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Knowledge, Positive)

"I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Character, Censure, Criticism, Respect, Right)

"The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Knowledge, Profession, Ugly)

"All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Art, Life, Politics, Religion, Knowledge, Development, Self)

"Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Mind, Psychology)

"If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Ideas, Will)

"Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it."
- Amelia E. Barr
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Greatness, Feeling, Reason, Spiritual)

"I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Thought, People, Knowledge, Comedians, Importance, May)

"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Knowledge, Formula, Mythology, World)

"Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe."
- James Beattie
(Related: Knowledge, Choice, Ignorance)

"When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn't like fighting at all, so I quit."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Fighting, Karate, Pretty, Years)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

"The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Knowledge, Community, Respect, State)

"Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

"Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Mankind, World)

"Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge'they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely."
- Vissarion Belinsky
(Related: Knowledge, Inspiration, Ideas, Will, Worry)

"The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain."
- Daniel Bell
(Related: Knowledge, Self, World)

"And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Children, Rights, Nations, Problems)

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Family, Life, Man, Rest)

"All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Knowledge)

"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

"The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Perfection)

"Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)

"The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge."
- Thomas Berger
(Related: Art, Science, Knowledge, Questions)

"In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Actor, Living, Open, Theater)

"Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Obvious, Punishment, Purity, Supernatural)

"Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician."
- Daniel Bernoulli
(Related: Knowledge, Philosophy, Profit)

"Knowledge is the prime need of the hour."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Knowledge)

"After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth."
- John Biddle
(Related: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)

"Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Knowledge, Belief)

"Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Love, Quality, Knowledge)

"The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Name)

"Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?"
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Knowledge, Study)

"Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Man)

"Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Knowledge)

"The true method of knowledge is experiment."
- William Blake
(Related: Knowledge)

"The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me, but it did not activate any magical knowledge about what to do for the next twenty years."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Knowledge, Dependence, Years)

"We will ensure that associates continue to possess unsurpassed product knowledge and maintain their dedication to customer service and respect for their colleagues and for the communities in which they work and live."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Customer, Dedication, Respect, Service, Will)

"The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty, has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge."
- William Bligh
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Present)

"I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Certainty, Military, Weapons)

"We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: People, Knowledge, Self)

"The secular world is more spiritual than it thinks, just as the ecclesiastical world is more materialist than it cares to acknowledge."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Spiritual, World)

"We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

"The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Science, Work, Knowledge, Development)

"The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained."
- David Bohm
(Related: Knowledge, Ability)

"The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Knowledge, First, Principles, Word)

"I noticed that this defense attorney is a very, very intelligent man, and he's very cool and he's very knowledgeable, and I think that personally I'd like to have an attorney like him."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Defense, Man)

"Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: People, Knowledge, Beliefs, Thinking)

"The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Knowledge, Literature, University)

"With all due respect to lawyers, it's wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Knowledge, Lawyers, Respect, Words)

"Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities."
- George Boole
(Related: Change, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Certainty, Circumstances, Expectation, Theory)

"To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind."
- George Boole
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Laws, Mind, World)

"Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Knowledge)

"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Knowledge, Discovery, Ignorance, Illusion)

"Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Technology, Knowledge, Fun, Information)

"I've never seen America as being one place, but I think the record industry people I've spoken to - although they will acknowledge that the cities are completely different from each other - I think they still handle it as being one territory."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Being, Cities, Will)

"I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare."
- Thomas Bowdler
(Related: Family, Daughter, Regret, Shakespeare, World)

"More students have a better knowledge of pop culture than of the Constitution."
- Charles Bowen
(Related: Knowledge, Constitution, Culture, Students)

"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed."
- Camilla P. Bowles
(Related: Time, Thought, Deed, Wickedness, Word)

"Shakespeare also introduces the supernatural into some of his tragedies; he introduces ghosts, and witches who have supernatural knowledge."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Knowledge, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Witches)

"The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Mind, Self, Worth)

"The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Virtue, Self)

"Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Men, Wife, Knowledge, Pity, Wives)

"In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Knowledge, Ability, Rest, Security, World, Years)

"In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Life, Time, Civilization, Knowledge, Evolution, First, Universe)

"The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Knowledge, Teachers, World)

"We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC, where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people who are experts in their field and they will be very favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: People, Knowledge, Experts, Will)

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

"The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury."
- John Bright
(Related: Knowledge, Luxury)

"I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Education, Successful, Independence, Girls, Self)

"Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy."
- David Brin
(Related: Democracy)

"I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time's chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Funny, Peace, Time, Knowledge)

"Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Knowledge, Adventure, Uncertainty)

"Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster."
- Avery Brooks
(Related: Wisdom, Life, Knowledge, Control, Children, Disaster, Smile)

"To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Effort)

"There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Knowledge, Authority, Ignorance, Religious, World)

"People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: People, Superiority, Knowledge, Breeding)

"Security... it's simply the recognition that changes will take place and the knowledge that you're willing to deal with whatever happens."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Knowledge, Security, Will)

"You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Knowledge, Events, Explanations, May, Miracles)

"My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's health was derived entirely from conversations, from newspaper articles and from photographs."
- David Bruce
(Related: Health, Knowledge, President, State)

"The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Defeat, End, Reason, Struggle)

"One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: American, Defeat, Doubt, Iraq)

"Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: Peace, Knowledge, Compassion, Feeling, Joy, Skin)

"Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Knowledge, Language, Literature, Mythology)

"Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Education, Work, Knowledge, Hope, Charm, Mythology, Relaxation, Study)

"If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Mythology, Possessions)

"Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Power, Idea, Knowledge, Giving, Republican, Security)

"I'd make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they'd all nod."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Man, Meeting)

"The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Breeding)

"Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Science, Truth, Knowledge, Facts, Laws)

"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Values, Facts)

"Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Knowledge)

"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Knowledge, Fact, Smile, Spiritual)

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Knowledge, Want)

"The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Care, Evil, Youth)

"Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Sorrow)

"Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure."
- John Cale
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Successful, Fact, Will)

"Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ."
- John Calvin
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Christ)

"The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Knowledge, Concern, World)

"When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Physics)

"I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: History, Music, People, Chicago, Cities, Musicians, Will)

"After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Knowledge, Books, University)

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Fact, Mind, Nihilism, Suffering, World)

"Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery."
- Albert Camus
(Related: History, Misery, Want)

"If one must fight or create, it is necessary that this be preceded by the broadest possible knowledge."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Knowledge, Fight)

"The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Research, Value)

"The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Career, Writer)

"And, that's what I truly believe that we're doing when we're advancing scientific knowledge is we're someday making the world better. Not only for our children, but for all people after that."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: People, Knowledge, Children, World)

"My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Battle, Doubt, Information, Order, Participation, Understanding)

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Heart, Knowledge, Beginning)

"The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Knowledge)

"Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Reality, Sense)

"I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Knowledge, Existence, Feeling, Giving)

"Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?"
- Robert Casey
(Related: People, Dignity, Rights, Respect, Responsibility, Will)

"We do have a problem in this country. You can either make a movie and ignore that, or you can acknowledge it and say, this is the water that we're living in. You know this - the movie lives in this - it's centered around this particular problem, and I chose to acknowledge it."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Country, Living, Water)

"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Knowledge, Acting, Man, Thinking)

"A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows."
- Carlos Castenada
(Related: Heart, Knowledge, Man)

"There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man."
- Ana Castillo
(Related: Mother, Being, Man, Sexuality, Spirituality, Talk)

"The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: Knowledge, First)

"The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Knowledge, Vanity, Will)

"Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge."
- Aime Cesaire
(Related: Knowledge, Silence)

"If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Confidence, Preaching, Reality, Salvation)

"One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises."
- Chanakya
(Related: Knowledge, Wealth, Books, Possession)

"The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability."
- Chanakya
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Purpose, Ability, Man, Senses)

"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Growth, Ignorance, Mind)

"It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Quality, Knowledge, Dignity, Mind, Quantity)

"No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Virtue, Hardship, Influence)

"Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
- John Cheever
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
- John Cheever
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

"Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Knowledge, Practice, Value)

"Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Knowledge, World)

"Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Books, Learning, Reading, World)

"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: People, Knowledge, Accomplishments, May, Weight)

"Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Power, Soul, Knowledge, Inspiration, End, Man, World, Youth)

"The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Knowledge, Results, Study, Universe)

"Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Cunning, Justice, May)

"I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Knowledge, Loquacity, Tongue)

"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Government, Power, People, Knowledge, Control, Information)

"People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?"
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Technology, People, Knowledge, Information, Result, Today)

"I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?"
- Tom Clancy
(Related: People, Knowledge, Entertainment, First, Generations, Information, News, Television)

"Darrell is really good in the studio. I mean, he has a real working knowledge of how the process works, and what sounds good coming back over tape, and how the stuff works together."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Knowledge)

"Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Worth, Years)

"As a physician, I understand how important it is to collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them. I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: People, Knowledge, Help, Will)

"But, in the name of the experimental method and out of our poor knowledge, are we really entitled to claim that everything happens by chance, to the exclusion of all other possibilities?"
- Albert Claude
(Related: Knowledge, Chance, Name, Poor, Possibilities)

"If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth."
- John Cleese
(Related: Truth, Ideas, Open)

"Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration."
- DeWitt Clinton
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

"In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Technology, Knowledge, Economy, Example, Information, Jobs, Today)

"Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: God, Knowledge, Grace)

"For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead to a constant increase of expenditure."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Knowledge, Progress, Will)

"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Thoughts, Appreciation, Light, Prayer)

"Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Building, Principles, Worth)

"Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Knowledge, Deception, Persecution, Temptation, Word)

"Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Decision, March, Understanding)

"All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Sympathy, Virtue, Selfishness)

"Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Wisdom, Time, Knowledge)

"You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Knowledge, Gods, Open)

"That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Writer)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Affirmation)

"We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Knowledge)

"While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland."
- George Combe
(Related: Morality, Character, Gentlemen, Law, Obligation, Scotland)

"Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage."
- Auguste Comte
(Related: Knowledge)

"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."
- Confucius
(Related: Knowledge)

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
- Confucius
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: American, Experts, Iraq, Numbers, Troops)

"The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: People, Beginning, Motives, Self)

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

"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."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Knowledge)

"This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: History, Community, Genocide, Tribute)

"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family, History, People, Knowledge, Care, Generations)

"Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Being, Existence, Famous, Forget, World)

"Fine art is knowledge made visible."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Art, Knowledge)

"Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: People, Knowledge, Virtue, Foolishness, Solitude, Vanity, World)

"Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more."
- William Cowper
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge)

"And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Life, Dance, Ecstasy, Freedom, Walking, World)

"Do you remember when you found out you wouldn't live forever? People don't talk about this, but everybody had to go through it because you're not born with that knowledge."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: People, Knowledge, Talk)

"The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Science, God, Knowledge, Beginning, Fact, Unity)

"And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can't be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Knowledge, Creativity, Study, Years)

"The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Mind)

"Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Strength, Mind, Passion)

"Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Wisdom, Men, God, Knowledge, Angels, Nothing, Participation)

"Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge, Word)

"The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Fact, School)

"Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Mankind, Question, Right, Secrets, Will)

"In these days when science is clearly in the saddle and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace, we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers."
- Harvey Cushing
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Disease, Forget)

"In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Knowledge, Information)

"Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Knowledge, Learning, Months)

"Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the forming and organising of churches is, according to God's will, the only means of finding blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Churches, Confusion, Will)

"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
(Related: Science, Confidence, Ignorance, Will)

"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Man)

"Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know."
- William Davenant
(Related: Knowledge, Sorrow)

"It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although I had originally come to the studio with the idea that what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Idea, Knowledge, Animals)

"In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy... its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?"
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Knowledge, Cause, Energy, May, Present, Property, State)

"The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Knowledge, Ideas, Europe, Influence, Literary)

"The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it."
- Doris Day
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Middle age)

"Just because scientists have the knowledge to do it, the technology to do it, and some may even have a financial motive or other incentive to do it, does not make it right."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Technology, Knowledge, Financial, May, Motive, Right, Scientists)

"The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Knowledge, Perception, World)

"Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent."
- Vine Deloria, Jr.
(Related: Power, Morality, Civilization, Knowledge)

"The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts, even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions."
- Paul Deman
(Related: Knowledge, Facts)

"You should not ask questions without knowledge."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Knowledge, Questions)

"Lack of knowledge... that is the problem."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Knowledge)

"Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid."
- John Denham
(Related: Knowledge)

"While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Motivation, Knowledge, Cause, Computer, Harm, Tools, Violence)

"The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition, Understanding)

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Knowledge, Act, Day, Expectation, Kindness, Reward)

"Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Fiction, Talk, Writers)

"There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Facts, Observation, Reflection, Result)

"A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society's resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Society, Civilization, Knowledge, Progress, Causes, Concern)

"To attempt this would be like seeing without eyes or directing the gaze of knowledge behind one's own eye. Modern science can acknowledge no other than this epistemological stand-point."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Eye, Eyes)

"Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Knowledge, Principles, School, Spirit, World)

"The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Existence, Facts, Limits, Question, World)

"That test should not be about ratings. What should weigh is the knowledge that a public broadcaster delivers programmes that matter."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Knowledge, Public)

"We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster - closed and forgotten within the first year."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Thought, People, Knowledge, Financial, Disaster, First)

"I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Wealth, Taste, Understanding)

"To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Knowledge, Facts)

"Where knowledge ends, religion begins."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Religion, Knowledge)

"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
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Man, Will)

"Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Power, Knowledge, Facts, Learning, Literature, Sound)

"Play is the beginning of knowledge."
- George Dorsey
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning, Play)

"Everyone, young and old, must have access to the knowledge and skills to participate in the evolving economy."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Knowledge, Economy, Old)

"As a physicist, I can state that none of the 18 physicists who signed the Statement works in this field; nor to my knowledge has ever published a paper on this subject."
- David Douglass
(Related: Knowledge, State)

"When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Knowledge, First, Wrong)

"Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Facts, Forget, Importance)

"His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Remarkable)

"If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Knowledge, Garden)

"There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed of the best words in the best order; only a conviction, accepted by our knowledge and judgment, that it is so."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Knowledge, Conviction, Judgment, Order, Proof, Words)

"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Opportunity, Today)

"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Knowledge)

"Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Knowledge, Decision, Expectations, Information, Results)

"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Manager, Knowledge, Performance)

"My knowledge of science came from being with Carl, not from formal academic training. Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math that lasted the 20 years we were together."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Being, Training, Years)

"Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

"I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Family, Knowledge, Class, Religious, Students, Traditions)

"What I think happens, and that you have to acknowledge though, is that a director uses a book as a launching pad for his own work and that's always very flattering."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Work)

"Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom."
- Will Durant
(Related: Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Philosophy)

"Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance."
- Will Durant
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul."
- Will Durant
(Related: Soul, Knowledge, Desire, Eye)

"Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Knowledge, Care, Diligence, Judgment, Nothing)

"To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art."
- Eleonora Duse
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Help, Meaning)

"Democracy doesn't recognize east or west; democracy is simply people's will. Therefore, I do not acknowledge that there are various models of democracy; there is just democracy itself."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: People, Democracy, Will)

"The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain countries, the conditions are much better and in others much worse."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Women, Countries)

"The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, People, Knowledge)

"Knowledge has outstripped character development, and the young today are given an education rather than an upbringing."
- Ilya Ehrenburg
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Development, Character, Today)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Expression, Joy)

"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Knowledge, Open)

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Knowledge, Positive, Fantasy)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge)

"Information is not knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Knowledge, Information)

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Gods, Laughter)

"The only source of knowledge is experience."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Experience, Knowledge)

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Knowledge)

"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Mind)

"The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one; that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge that will make him a better film director or human being."
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Film, Man, Profession, Will)

"David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Work, Thought, Film, Writing)

"Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down."
- George Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Knowledge)

"Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Knowledge, Information, Living)

"Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?"
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Information)

"A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Causes, Importance, Passion)

"Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Life, Education, Knowledge, Meeting, Skill)

"It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Knowledge, First, Morals, Old)

"The understanding of art depends finally upon one's willingness to extend one's humanity and one's knowledge of human life."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Art, Life, Knowledge, Humanity, Understanding)

"Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Knowledge)

"In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world."
- Douglas Engelbart
(Related: Knowledge, World, Years)

"One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Knowledge, Results)

"The minuses of celebrity include having to live with security and the knowledge that you may be stalked."
- Enya
(Related: Knowledge, Celebrity, May, Security)

"We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Knowledge, Today)

"I think education is one of the greatest tools for most kids not only to expand their book knowledge, but their ability to experience new things - I think it opens more doors than any other experience I can think of."
- Will Estes
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Kids, Tools)

"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man."
- Euripides
(Related: Life, Balance, Man)

"God doesn't go to jail for the pound of weed you got caught going over the Laredo with - even though he apparently has the knowledge, power, and care to prevent it - you go to jail. God passes go and the courts collect two hundred dollars."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: God, Power, Knowledge, Care)

"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we do him a great service. We put him in touch with his inner reality. And once he's clear about that reality, he gathers the strength to begin to cope."
- Adele Faber
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Reality, Service)

"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. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent."
- Fannie Farmer
(Related: Diet, Time, Work, Education, Knowledge, Disease, Mankind, Principles, Will)

"Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people."
- James L. Farmer, Jr.
(Related: Education, Change, People, Knowledge, Responsibility)

"Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Health, Fear, Illness, Information, Self, Treasure)

"Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
- Enrico Fermi
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
- Enrico Fermi
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Man, President, states, United, Vice)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another falls to pieces."
- Helen Fielding
(Related: Life, Truth)

"The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Death, Faith, Church, Debt, Measure, Rest)

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."
- Martin Henry Fischer
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Facts, Lies)

"Belief and knowledge are considered to be two different things. But they are not."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: Knowledge, Belief)

"A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Battle, Will)

"If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Vision, Future, Genocide, Leaders, Turkey)

"If I have enough ego to say I'm a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor, I should have the energy and the knowledge to write a scene for this great actor named Henry Fonda and direct him in it and have it work."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Actor, Ego, Energy, Writer)

"Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time."
- Edward Forbes
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Existence, Space)

"If you're asking me to acknowledge that I've gotten older, I can do that."
- Harrison Ford
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Money, Experience, Knowledge, Hope, Ability, Independence, Man, Security, Will, World)

"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Man, Security, World)

"For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Vanity)

"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Age, Power, Knowledge, Reason, Repression, Sexuality, Will)

"Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason."
- Marie de France
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Reason, Will)

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Knowledge, Interest, Investment)

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Temple, Ignorance)

"Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Favors, Ingratitude)

"I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I've been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I've been, and beyond it."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Age, Experience, Love, Knowledge, Challenge, Relax, Trying)

"Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Fear, Question, Self, Treasure)

"The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Dreams, Knowledge, Mind, Road, Unconscious)

"Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Knowledge, Ideas, Values, Athletes, Entertainment, Students, Understanding)

"It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: History, Work, People, Knowledge, Play, World)

"The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: People, Knowledge, Building, Revolution, Germany, Party)

"The increased global linkages promote economic growth in the world through two key mechanisms: the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Key, Labor, World)

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Knowledge, Light)

"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
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Virtue, Children, Concern, Manners, Parents)

"Zeal without knowledge is fire without light."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Knowledge, Fire, Light, Zeal)

"It has been the acknowledged right of every Marxist scholar to read into Marx the particular meaning that he himself prefers and to treat all others with indignation."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Meaning, Right)

"The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge)

"A lot of knowledge in any kind of an organization is what we call task knowledge. These are things that people who have been there a long time understand are important, but they may not know how to talk about them. It's often called the culture of the organization."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Time, People, Knowledge, Culture, May, Talk)

"Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Work, Building, Hard work, Testing)

"As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Successful, May, Want, World)

"I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Knowledge, Scientists, Will, Years)

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: History, People, Knowledge, Culture, Past)

"It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Knowledge, Act, Enjoyment, Learning, Possession)

"We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Nature, Thought, Knowledge, Anthropology, Body, Rhetoric)

"This crisis exposed very significant problems in the financial systems of the United States and some other major economies. Innovation got too far out in front of the knowledge of risk."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Knowledge, Financial, Crisis, Innovation, Problems, Risk, states, United)

"Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Father, Credit)

"Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Knowledge)

"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
(Related: Mother, Knowledge, Atoms, Self)

"No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Knowledge, Lies, Man, Nothing)

"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."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: God, Knowledge, Grief)

"Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Foolishness, Nothing, Pain, Sun)

"Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning)

"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Affection, Ignorance, Silence)

"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Knowledge, Worth)

"Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Faith, Heart, Knowledge, Proof)

"Everyone wants a hand in the outcome, a piece of the knowledge."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Knowledge)

"I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Virtue, Religious, Sense)

"The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things education must try to produce."
- Virginia Gildersleeve
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Vision, Ability, Community, Future, Past, Service, Skill)

"It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, School)

"We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Focus, Schools, Thinking)

"As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Goal, Schools, Will)

"I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Wrong)

"I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Knowledge)

"We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt)

"Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Men, Self)

"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Heart, Knowledge)

"Doubt grows with knowledge."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt)

"Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge, Fantasy, Taste)

"Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Knowledge, Fallibility, Mistakes)

"As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Knowledge, Desire, Writers)

"Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: Knowledge)

"True knowledge lies in knowing how to live."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Knowledge, Lies)

"Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Knowledge, Fashion, Ignorance)

"If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage."
- Katharine Graham
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Public)

"My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall - that is my strength, my only strength."
- Antonio Gramsci
(Related: Knowledge, Strength, Practicality)

"We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Idea, Knowledge, Beliefs, Books, Duty, May, Observation, Order)

"I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Girlfriend, Pain, School, Teenage, Years)

"I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Knowledge)

"I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Religion, Death, Knowledge, Fact, Miracles)

"I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

"I am fond of depicting the lives of young folks for one thing, and if you have parts for girls or young men, you must absolutely have young people to fill them - that is generally acknowledged now."
- D. W. Griffith
(Related: Men, People, Girls, Now)

"God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Life, God, Knowledge, Nothingness)

"Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Knowledge, Ocean, Want)

"Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Knowledge, Judges)

"The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate these journeys for other people."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, People, Knowledge)

"That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them."
- James Gunn
(Related: Science, Work, Idea, Content, Fiction, First)

"Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave."
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Related: Knowledge, Machine, Man, Self, Self knowledge, Understanding, Will)

"A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning, Help, Man)

"Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Courage)

"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
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Courage)

"This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Work, Peace, Heart, Knowledge, Victory, Solidarity, Teaching, Understanding)

"All knowledge is ambiguous."
- J. S. Habgood
(Related: Knowledge)

"The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination."
- Moses Hadas
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Passion, Reading, World)

"There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images, and others who aren't."
- Conrad Hall
"It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Music, Work, Knowledge, Words, Writing)

"A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Quality, People, Knowledge, Day, Literature)

"Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Work, Debt, Literature, Merit, Names)

"You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Practice)

"While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Knowledge, Force, Future, May)

"I enjoyed making this album a lot because of the knowledge we acquired over the last 3 years."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Knowledge, Years)

"This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory - and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Victory, Enemies, Past)

"Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Generations, Wrong)

"The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Passion, Reading, World)

"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Mankind, Wind)

"Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail."
- David Hare
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Wind)

"To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge as has come under my notice, my own previously expressed views, and also describe and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Knowledge, Novelty)

"Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Knowledge)

"The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Time, War, People, Knowledge, Courage, President)

"The trajectory started when I was on the roof of our house looking out at a swamp when I was 19. I had written for several years, starting at about 15, but that day on the roof I took my vows and acknowledged my calling."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Day, Years)

"We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge, and that's both a sadness and something to control, try to learn to live with, make terms with."
- Lou Harrison
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Sadness)

"A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Knowledge, Present, Pursuit, Satisfaction)

"Deficits. Most people of knowledge say it's the biggest single problem facing the economic free world."
- David Hartman
(Related: People, Knowledge, World)

"What is research but a blind date with knowledge?"
- Will Harvey
(Related: Knowledge, Blind, Research)

"I don't know Dr. Rosenberg. I have never met her, I have never spoken or corresponded with this woman. And to my knowledge, she is ignorant of my work and background except in the very broadest of terms."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Woman)

"But I am just as appalled that my experience, knowledge, dedication and service relative to defending the United States against biological warfare has been turned against me in connection with the search for the anthrax killer."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Connection, Dedication, Service, states, United)

"I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed."
- Joseph Haydn
(Related: Knowledge, Ability)

"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Belief, Act, Fact, Harm)

"He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Environment, Plants, Results, Will)

"The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Wisdom, Heart, Knowledge, Right, Wrong)

"Zeal will do more than knowledge."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Knowledge, Will, Zeal)

"A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Knowledge, Examination, Mankind, Today, Value)

"For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Bible, English, Literary, Literature, Reason, Study)

"Again, I find it difficult to be taken care of and rarely acknowledge it, and every act he does registers, but I also just need to verbally acknowledge him and hug him."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Act, Care)

"To have gone through so much work to heal myself and have my mother not acknowledge in any way that she was sorry for what had happened to me, broke my heart."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Work, Mother, Heart)

"We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Knowledge, Interest, professionals)

"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Death, Life, Anxiety, Will)

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge)

"It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Knowledge, American, Day, New year, Thanksgiving)

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Knowledge, Eyes, Kindness, Words)

"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning, Discovery)

"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge."
- George Herbert
(Related: Humor, Knowledge, Conversation, Wit, Worth)

"Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: People, Knowledge, Successful, Economy, First, Today, Tomorrow)

"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh."
- Herodotus
(Related: People, Knowledge, Accomplishments, May, Weight)

"The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
- Herodotus
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Ignorance)

"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt, Wonder)

"In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler, but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war; have not yet been republished there."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: War, Germany)

"There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Knowledge, Friend, Learning)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Wonders)

"And I'm walking along and we're laughing, kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader, the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English, although limited."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Leader, Knowledge, English, Walking)

"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Quality, Knowledge, Purpose, Desire)

"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Limitations, Mind)

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Science, Father, Knowledge, Ignorance, Opinion)

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Fact, Ignorance, Opinion)

"A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Knowledge, Astrology, Right)

"It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Fight)

"Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Consequences, Dependence, Fact)

"Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Nature, Men, May, Will, Witty)

"The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Faith, God, Knowledge, Confidence)

"We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Knowledge, Open)

"Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer."
- William M. Holden
(Related: Knowledge, Bank account, Want)

"The confusing thing, I thought, was that most of America already knew that we were overly reliant on oil, especially on foreign oil. But it was news that this administration had begun to at least acknowledge that problem."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Thought, America, News, Oil)

"I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Knowledge, American, Lent, Name, Past)

"Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Borrowing, Mind, Reality, Study)

"The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Knowledge, Mind, Potential)

"Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Knowledge)

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Privilege)

"Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."
- John Holt
(Related: Love, People, Knowledge, Future, Learning, Needs, Will)

"Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Wisdom, Nature, Knowledge, Values, Career, Consequences)

"Knowledge without education is but armed injustice."
- Horace
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Injustice)

"Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot."
- Samuel Horsley
(Related: Quality, Knowledge, Curiosity, Piety, Wonder)

"The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Education, Government, Knowledge, Benefits, Community)

"The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable."
- Irving Howe
(Related: Knowledge, Innocence)

"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Knowledge, Content, Ignorance, Opinions)

"Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge."
- David Hume
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Divinity, Learning)

"A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century."
- David Hume
(Related: History, Knowledge, Beginning, Man, May, Respect, World)

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

"I think it's wrong that so many people pass on from this existence, and take all their knowledge with them."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: People, Knowledge, Existence, Wrong)

"No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Majority, Occupations, World)

"Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge."
- William Hurt
(Related: Knowledge, Courage, Heroes, Libraries)

"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 rumor."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Belief, Ambition, Frustration, Hell, Majority, Rumor)

"Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Thought, Knowledge)

"There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: God, Sacrifice, Knowledge, Self)

"The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Authority, Blind, Sin, Skepticism)

"The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Knowledge, Old, University)

"The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Men, Difference, Error)

"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?"
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Knowledge, Danger, Man)

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Knowledge, Authority, Rejection)

"There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Men, Business, Knowledge)

"When time and space and change converge, we find place. We arrive in Place when we resolve things. Place is peace of mind and understanding. Place is knowledge of self. Place is resolution."
- Abdullah Ibrahim
(Related: Change, Peace, Time, Knowledge, Mind, Resolution, Self, Space, Understanding)

"In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet."
- David Icke
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Destruction, Information, Safety)

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Values, Facts)

"Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Growth, Environment, Man, Reason)

"But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Knowledge)

"It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Character, Being, May, Yield)

"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Error, Man, Right, Will, Worth)

"But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation."
- George Jackson
(Related: Knowledge, Army, Destruction, Living)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Darkness, Eyes)

"Real-life people are often the hardest to play, people that you recreate who have actually lived, because you have to live up to people's knowledge of those characters."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: People, Knowledge, Play)

"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
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Being, Occupation)

"Knowing what I do now, I don't know if I'd ever have the balls to go to film school, with no connections and no knowledge of the business side at all."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Business, Knowledge, Film, School)

"I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Time, Work, Knowledge, Desire, Facts, Man, Medicine, Resolution, Study)

"Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Observation, Practice)

"I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Authority, Pursuit, Reason, Results)

"In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Wisdom, Work, Knowledge, Gain, Garden)

"The world does not look to us in the Arab world out of a healthy desire for knowledge."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Knowledge, Desire, World)

"Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Knowledge, Ideas, First, Programming)

"The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come."
- John Jewel
(Related: Life, God, Knowledge, Correction, End, Grave, Vices, Word)

"Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark."
- John Jewel
(Related: Knowledge, Astrology, Geometry, Philosophy)

"As the body dieth when the soul departeth, so the soul of man dieth, when it hath not the knowledge of God."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Soul, Knowledge, Body, Man)

"Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame."
- Lady Bird Johnson
(Related: Committee)

"The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Question, Theory)

"The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: History, Life, Science, God, Existence, Scientists)

"Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Difference, Falsehood, Gold, Man, Will)

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Knowledge, Information)

"Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Knowledge, Curiosity, Leisure, Trifles)

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Knowledge, Integrity)

"It is only requisite, for me to say to you, that the President places great reliance upon your skill, judgment and intimate knowledge."
- Anson Jones
(Related: Knowledge, Judgment, President, Skill)

"It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)

"There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Women, Knowledge, Class, Feeling, Writing)

"We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Knowledge, Appearance, Reflection)

"After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork."
- James Prescott Joule
(Related: God, Power, Wisdom, Knowledge, Goodness, Obedience, Will)

"Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Man, Mistakes)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Error)

"All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price."
- Juvenal
(Related: Knowledge)

"We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Guilt, State)

"How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Knowledge, Observation, Self, World)

"Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?"
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Success, Negative, Media, Nation)

"I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge."
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Related: Men, Time, People, Knowledge, Duty, Laws, Soldiers)

"I had a traditional interview based on a phone call from an agent. He says there's a show and they would like to see you and its called Dallas. With very little knowledge I go over to this meeting at Warner Brothers."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Knowledge, Brothers, Meeting)

"Batman has been acknowledged as a legend in my lifetime."
- Bob Kane
"And my first film was Carnal Knowledge, another amazing experience, largely because of Mike Nichols, who would tell me you can't do anything wrong because you're doing everything right."
- Carol Kane
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Film, First, Right, Wrong)

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Life, Science, Wisdom, Knowledge)

"All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Knowledge, Nothing, Reason, Senses, Understanding)

"But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Knowledge)

"It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Doubt)

"I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Knowledge, Belief, Order)

"Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition, Yield)

"The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems."
- Robert D. Kaplan
(Related: History, Knowledge, Countries, Problems)

"Readership was high, and very attentive. It was people's only source of knowledge about the world."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: People, Knowledge, World)

"The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western - just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly - it's almost the antithetical of what's currently going on in the movies, you know."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Movies, Travel, Land, Want)

"I must confess that, at that time, I had absolutely no knowledge of the slowness of the relaxation processes in the ground state, processes which take place in collisions with the wall or with the molecules of a foreign gas."
- Alfred Kastler
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Relaxation, State)

"If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers - if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Kids, Newspapers, Schools, Television)

"Knowledge is love and light and vision."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Vision, Light)

"Money's not important to me. Movie star acknowledgement is not important to me. I don't want to be a big studio actress. I don't want to be in the limelight."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Money, Want)

"But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Knowledge, Labor)

"An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: God, Knowledge, Deep, Learning)

"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Education, Truth, Knowledge, Goal)

"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Talent, Knowledge)

"There is no force more liberating than the knowledge that you are fighting for others."
- Bob Kerrey
(Related: Knowledge, Fighting, Force)

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: God, Darkness, Direction, Promise, Service, Will, Word)

"Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

"Most of my technical knowledge comes from having worked in the industrial video industry."
- Richard King
(Related: Knowledge)

"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Power, Religion, Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Control, Man)

"Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia."
- William Kirby
(Related: Knowledge, Consulting, Cooperation, First, Job, Leaders, Research, University)

"As far as knowledge goes I've come a long way."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Knowledge)

"Money is not a fund of knowledge."
- John Kluge
(Related: Money, Knowledge)

"You should have a fund of knowledge of something and out of that you make up you mind."
- John Kluge
(Related: Knowledge, Mind)

"It's nothing to be ashamed of and that there are even beneficial traits associated with the condition. Most importantly, acknowledge yourself for who you are and if you're struggling with anything resembling ADD get professionally diagnosed."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Nothing)

"So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Knowledge)

"Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Time, Force, Leading, Painting, Paris, School, Vitality)

"It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us."
- David Krumholtz
(Related: People, Knowledge, Population, Pursuit, World)

"It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Mother, Knowledge, Ignorance, Wonder)

"It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Crisis, Scientists)

"A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Morality, Knowledge, Existence)

"It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: People, Country, Harm, Politicians)

"Indeed science alone may perhaps be sterile when pursued without an understanding of the world in which scientific knowledge is created and in which the fruits of science are used."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Knowledge, May, Understanding, World)

"The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Opportunity, Control, Pleasure, Understanding, World)

"If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end, this is not to the discredit of science but is rather an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely the gifts placed within our hands."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Ability, End, Gifts)

"The increase of scientific knowledge lies not only in the occasional milestones of science, but in the efforts of the very large body of men who with love and devotion observe and study nature."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Love, Men, Nature, Science, Knowledge, Body, Devotion, Lies, Study)

"I feel, sometimes, as the renaissance man must have felt in finding new riches at every point and in the certainty that unexplored areas of knowledge and experience await at every turn."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Certainty, Man)

"I not only wanted to showcase lyrical skills but also continue to drop knowledge on the hiphop community. I'm looking to elevate through my music, and through my music I educate."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Community)

"One of the things that makes our military the best in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count on their comrades should they need help - that they will never be abandoned."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Knowledge, Help, Military, Will, World)

"The knowledge that there is a part of the psychic functions that are out of conscious reach, we did not need to wait for Freud to know this!"
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Knowledge)

"Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended."
- Lactantius
(Related: Men, Father, Greatness, Beginning, Errors, Excellence)

"It has been common knowledge to informed collectors that many times the finest and rarest art glass is found unsigned."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Art, Knowledge)

"My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Day, Night, Philosophy, Sleep, Wine)

"Einstein's results again turned the tables and now very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is, or can be, proven knowledge."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Knowledge, Results, Scientists)

"We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Knowledge, Answers, Trying)

"Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition)

"Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Knowledge, Quantity, Value)

"When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge, in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian; and when the fruits of Christianity are produced, that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord, let his profession of religion be what it may."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Religion, Knowledge, Christian, Christianity, Man, May, Mind, Obedience, Profession)

"With our knowledge of modern-day genetics, we realize that it was possible for God to place the potential for all people throughout history into the genes of Adam and Eve when He created them."
- Walter Lang
(Related: History, God, People, Knowledge, Genetics, Potential)

"If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions."
- Susanne Langer
(Related: Knowledge, Questions, World)

"Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Knowledge, Reality)

"The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Faith, Christian)

"That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Knowledge, Awareness, Conflict, Evil, Free will, Man, Temptation)

"I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese, and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: People, American, President, Vice)

"Making a film of a work you've played for six weeks gives you intimate knowledge of the character. By the time you go in front of the camera you've worked out the behavior and life of a character."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Knowledge, Character, Behavior, Film)

"Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Life, Knowledge)

"This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Evil, Wickedness)

"Certainly, it may bring to light such a deeper knowledge of the structure of matter as to constitute a veritable discontinuity in the progress of science."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Progress, Light, May)

"Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Family, Men, Aggression, Fact, Land, Man, Right)

"A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Knowledge, Scientists)

"Knowledge is more important than life. We've only one excuse for existing, to think, to find out, to learn."
- Charles Lederer
(Related: Life, Knowledge)

"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Character, Respect, Will)

"I've always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I've always said I'm very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful."
- Christopher Lee
(Related: Opportunity, Debt, World)

"Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Nature, Society, Time, Knowledge, Control, Will)

"The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Knowledge, Learning, Questions, Unity)

"We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and employers and employees can work out solutions just as working mothers do."
- James Levine
(Related: Men, Work, People, Employees, Mothers)

"The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they don't feel comfortable bringing these issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work."
- James Levine
(Related: Men, Work)

"Take life slowly and deliberately, making sure to acknowledge the people who have helped you succeed along the way."
- Ted Levine
(Related: Life, People, Succeed)

"Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Art, Truth, Knowledge, Books, Delight, Guidance)

"The future of the world, dependent as it is upon atomic energy, requires more understanding and knowledge about the atom."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Knowledge, Energy, Future, Understanding, World)

"The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature)

"What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Nothing)

"There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Manners, Medicine, Morals, Profession)

"The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost."
- Maya Lin
(Related: War)

"It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Time, War, Names, Veterans)

"Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Life, Quality, Knowledge, Awareness, Divinity, Future, Past, Present)

"It was very interesting for me because DNA made music without much technical knowledge at all."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Music, Knowledge)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Mission, Pride, Sin, Temptation)

"It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Hope, Responsibility)

"Science consists exactly of those forms of knowledge that can be verified and duplicated by anybody."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Science, Knowledge)

"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."
- John Locke
(Related: Truth, Dream, Knowledge, Arguments, Nothing)

"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."
- John Locke
(Related: Knowledge, World)

"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
- John Locke
(Related: Knowledge, Mind, Reading, Thinking)

"No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience."
- John Locke
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Man)

"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others."
- John Locke
(Related: Knowledge, First, Improvement, Understanding)

"So no one should rely on television either for their knowledge of music or for news. There's just more going on. It's an adjunct to the written word, which I think is still the most important thing."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Music, Knowledge, News, Television, Word)

"The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Knowledge, Imitation, Living, May)

"It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality."
- James Loeb
(Related: Quality, People, Knowledge, Wealth, Literature, Pity, Variety)

"The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)

"Therefore when the mind knows itself and loves itself, there remains a trinity, that is the mind, love and knowledge."
- Peter Lombard
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Mind, Trinity)

"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."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Knowledge, Successful, Strength, Difference, Will)

"Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: People, Knowledge, Man, Nothing, Order)

"Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame."
- Abbott L. Lowell
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Fame, Glamour, Will)

"A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Performance, Actor, Will)

"A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door."
- Joan Lunden
(Related: Life, Dreams)

"One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Man)

"Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Facts, Man)

"Knowledge is and will be produced in order to be sold, it is and will be consumed in order to be valorised in a new production: in both cases, the goal is exchange."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Knowledge, Goal, Order, Will)

"What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society, and a different conception of the function of the knowledge that can be produced by society and acquired from it."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Marxism)

"Scientific knowledge is a kind of discourse."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Knowledge)

"Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Age, Knowledge)

"One can decide that the principal role of knowledge is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society, and act in accordance with that decision, only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Decision, Act, Machine)

"If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological representation to apply to that society."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Question)

"A theoretical grounding in agronomy must, therefore, include knowledge of biological laws."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Knowledge, Laws)

"Close contact between science and the practice of collective farms and State farms creates inexhaustible opportunities for the development of theoretical knowledge, enabling us to learn ever more and more about the nature of living bodies and the soil."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Nature, Science, Knowledge, Development, Living, Practice, State)

"Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Evolution, Living, Practice, Theory, World)

"To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Class, Country, May, Population)

"The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Logic, Theory)

"The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Desire, End, Man, Struggle, World)

"Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery."
- Arthur Machen
(Related: Knowledge, Mystery, Principles)

"We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Knowledge, Difficulties, Philosophy)

"No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Thought, Knowledge, Ideas, May, Trying)

"Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Purpose, Light, Present)

"It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business."
- Dolley Madison
(Related: Business, Happiness, People, Knowledge, Desire)

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."
- James Madison
(Related: Knowledge, Liberty)

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Ignorance, Will)

"If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Success, Knowledge, Successful, Focus, Want, Will)

"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Animals, Nothing)

"I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Life, Peace, Soul, Knowledge, Character, Innocence)

"I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Poor)

"It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Legal, Success, Knowledge, Events, Law, Popular, Possession, World)

"It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Truth, Philosophy, Theory, Will)

"I think it will be found that experience, the true source and foundation of all knowledge, invariably confirms its truth."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Experience, Truth, Knowledge, Will)

"Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"It's never been more important for borrowers to arm themselves with knowledge and build sound financial-management skills."
- Robert Manning
(Related: Knowledge, Financial, Sound)

"But what I will do is I'll acknowledge it and if it can be of any help the fact that I do acknowledge it then maybe other people will benefit from it because I do have somewhat of a public forum being in the line of work I am."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Work, People, Being, Fact, Help, Public, Will)

"I mean, it's the life lessons that I suppose you learn that nobody gets a free ride and that you do the best you can with the means that you can and try to open yourself to as much knowledge and all that that you can."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Open)

"The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Work, Education, Knowledge, Effort, Fun, Hard work, Importance)

"Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Being)

"It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Cause, Causes, Leading, Nation, Smoking)

"Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Knowledge, Defeat, Personality)

"But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Nature, Women, Love, Applause, Encouragement, Grace, Help)

"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Earth, Exercise, Generosity, Harmony, Practice, Reason, Universe)

"It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Opinion, Welfare)

"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
(Related: Fitness, Quality, Leader, Being, Force, Leaders)

"A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Dignity, Fact, Facts, Mind, Order)

"The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: Knowledge)

"That's how easy baseball was for me. I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Knowledge, Baseball, Trying)

"An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Knowledge, Marxism, Youth)

"If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say."
- Barbara McClintock
(Related: Knowledge, Right)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Authority, Enemy, Misfortune, Possession)

"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Man)

"I think Bob Costas is terrific. He's so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Sports, Talk)

"The frontiers of knowledge in the various fields of our subject are expanding at such a rate that, work as hard as one can, one finds oneself further and further away from an understanding of the whole."
- James Meade
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Understanding)

"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Help, Leading, Nations, President, World)

"We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Knowledge)

"My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work."
- Gregor Mendel
(Related: Work, Results, Will, World)

"In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them."
- George Mikes
(Related: People, Knowledge, Conversation, England, Quotes)

"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Knowledge, Strength)

"In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Knowledge, Guilt, Neurosis, Sin)

"I'm not fascinated by one particular case, but by knowledge that I had no idea was out there."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Idea, Knowledge)

"Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence."
- Robert Millikan
(Related: Knowledge, Humility, Ignorance, Understanding)

"I think Lenat is headed in the right direction, but someone needs to include a knowledge base about learning."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Direction, Learning, Needs, Right)

"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation; he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Vision, Computer, Excitement)

"That knowledge which is popular is not scientific."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Knowledge, Popular)

"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Knowledge, Desire, Gain, Hunger, Mind)

"All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Experience, Religion, Knowledge, Ignorance, Indecision)

"I acknowledge that I do not understand the processes of creation, but I accept the fact of it."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Creation, Fact)

"One could not have isolated this retrovirus without knowledge of other retroviruses, that's obvious. But I believe we have answered the criteria of isolation."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Knowledge, Isolation, Obvious)

"The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Women, Superiority, Fact, Reality)

"We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge)

"There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Knowledge, Desire)

"If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?"
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Development, Future, Man)

"I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Famous, Moon, Nothing)

"I was asked three times directly in the hearing before the board of the judiciary whether or not I would continue to acknowledge God if I were to resume my position as chief justice. And I said I would."
- Roy Moore
(Related: God, Hearing, Justice)

"Indeed, the acknowledgement of God is not synonymous with religion."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Religion, God)

"The point is that knowledge of God is not prohibited under the First Amendment."
- Roy Moore
(Related: God, Knowledge, First)

"Anytime you deny the acknowledgement of God you are undermining the entire basis for which our country exists."
- Roy Moore
(Related: God, Country)

"As knowledge increases, wonder deepens."
- Charles Morgan
(Related: Knowledge, Wonder)

"Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Act, Humility, Information, May, Tyranny)

"All handling by IPCC of the Sea Level questions have been done in a way that cannot be accepted and that certainly not concur with modern knowledge of the mode and mechanism of sea level changes."
- Nils-Axel Morner
(Related: Knowledge, Questions, Sea)

"Where the private sector, or anyone else, has skills, knowledge and resources that can help to deliver a high quality of education and to raise standards, we should use them."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Education, Quality, Knowledge, Help)

"No one person invented Mulberry. The knowledge that we had to have this floating harbor slowly grew."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Knowledge, Mulberry)

"But the time has come for journalists to acknowledge that a zone of privacy does exist."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Time, Privacy, Zone)

"True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers. They bought the land. No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Knowledge, Land)

"Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else, let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Global warming)

"Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person."
- Ethel Watts Mumford
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Right)

"The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize, but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call for the wide view of the human race, of its growth from the savage to the civilized, which is seen in all stages of social and religious development."
- Margaret Murray
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Growth, Present, Race, Religious)

"We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Knowledge, Information)

"We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind still has not realised the priority to be given to world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Peace, Contradiction, Danger, Mankind, World)

"The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Generations, Ignorance, Spirits)

"It's clear that people are going to download media files, and they're going to talk to each other, and they're going to exchange information and knowledge and so forth. So this system logic is basically what you bounce off of."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: People, Knowledge, Information, Logic, Media, Talk)

"Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Equality, Technology, People, Knowledge, Opportunity, Belief, Blind, Security)

"The function of the politician, therefore, is one of continuous watchfulness and activity, and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he would work out grand results."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Results)

"It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Truth, Knowledge)

"Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Being, Insects, Lies, Mind, Treasure)

"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Enemies, Friends, Hate, Man)

"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Knowledge, Mystery, Possession, Sense, Wonder)

"Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, History, Knowledge, Mathematics, Will)

"Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Error, Learning, May, Thinking, Worth)

"The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Business, Society, Knowledge, School)

"Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Body, Culture, May, Possession)

"The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge; and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Business, Society, Knowledge, Conservation, University)

"Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Force, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sound)

"Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself."
- Marsha Norman
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Giving)

"Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge, not the fountainheads."
- James Northcote
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other."
- Novalis
(Related: Faith, Knowledge)

"There were a couple Aborigines in my primary school, but we never spoke to them. They kept to themselves, and we never really even locked eyes. They weren't acknowledged officially either."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Eyes, School)

"It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Knowledge, Help, Mankind, Privilege)

"I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Opportunity, Country, Friends, Want)

"One of the greatest satisfactions one can ever have, comes from the knowledge that he can do some one thing superlatively well."
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Knowledge)

"The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Law, Legislators, Police, Wonder, World)

"My father was a lawyer and to my best knowledge nobody in my family before had interest in science."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Family, Science, Father, Knowledge, Interest)

"I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Work, Heart, Knowledge, Actor)

"As this body of knowledge has evolved, a much more critical job for researchers and scientists has evolved into explaining and educating policy makers and the public to the risks of global warming and the possible consequences of action or of no action."
- John Olver
(Related: Policy, Knowledge, Action, Body, Consequences, Global warming, Job, Public, Scientists)

"In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Related: Humor, Knowledge, Sense, Sin, Vulgarity)

"For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be."
- Origen
(Related: God, Knowledge, Perception, Necessity, Reflection)

"If the views I have expressed be right, we can think of our civilization evolving with the growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Civilization, Knowledge, Growth, Law, Right)

"Though the general principles of statecraft have survived the rise and fall of empires, every increase in knowledge has brought about changes in the political, economic, and social structure."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Knowledge, Principles)

"Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Society, Civilization, Knowledge)

"Personal law is simply the thought that controls your mind and your life more than any other thought. Finding that thought is the most valuable knowledge that you can have about yourself. It is like the leverage on personal change. It enables you to change very efficiently."
- Leonard Orr
(Related: Change, Life, Thought, Knowledge, Law, Mind)

"In other words, the Church acknowledges Science as the higher authority."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Science, Church, Authority, Words)

"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."
- Frank Oz
(Related: Knowledge, Defense, Force)

"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
(Related: Son, Knowledge, Electricity)

"A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Life, Policy, Knowledge, America, American, Culture, Media, Public, Public policy)

"The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Knowledge, Man, Mankind, Study, Suffering)

"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge."
- Seymour Papert
(Related: Knowledge, Invention)

"Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists."
- Alan Parker
(Related: Film, Ireland, Irish, Rain)

"The only ways of enquiry that lead to knowledge... the one way assuming that being is and that it is impossible for it not to be, is the trustworthy path, for truth attends it."
- Parmedides
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Being)

"The implications of these considerations justify the statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life - involves implicitly, if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Sense, Theory)

"The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Investigation, May)

"From all this it follows what the general character of the problem of the development of a body of scientific knowledge is, in so far as it depends on elements internal to science itself."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Development, Character, Body)

"It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact - hence changing general statements about it - and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Body, Fact)

"It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Relativity, Theory)

"But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Change, Knowledge, Consequences, Fact, Importance, Theory)

"The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Love, God, Knowledge)

"Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Science, Time, Morality, Knowledge, Affliction, Ignorance, Vanity, Will)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Thought, Knowledge, Country, First, Humanity, Nation, Will, World)

"Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man."
- William Penn
(Related: Knowledge, Man, Treasure)

"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire."
- William Penn
(Related: Knowledge, Clothes, Humility, Ignorance, Poor, Pride)

"My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Leadership, People, Knowledge, Ability, Judgment, Passion, Philosophy, Service)

"Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all."
- Pericles
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Ideas)

"Acknowledge that a more closely integrated Europe is no longer an unqualified American interest."
- Richard Perle
(Related: American, Europe, Interest)

"Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Knowledge, Grace)

"It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Chance, Children)

"In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Self, Words, World)

"Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Psychology)

"Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Day, Evolution)

"The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: History, Knowledge, Past, State)

"This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Logic, Support)

"To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Idea, Knowledge)

"Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Knowledge, Error, Youth)

"Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness. He blends together the profound politician with the scholar."
- William Pierce
(Related: Greatness)

"This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Belief, Aesthetics, Fact, Research)

"With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Science, Facts)

"You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge, are their arms to be returned or not?"
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view."
- Max Planck
(Related: Knowledge, Purpose, Discovery, Pursuit)

"The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Learning)

"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Behavior, Desire, Emotion)

"Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Mind)

"Knowledge is true opinion."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Opinion)

"Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Evil)

"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Opinion)

"And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul."
- Plato
(Related: Food, Soul, Knowledge)

"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Decision, Numbers)

"Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom."
- Plato
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Cunning, Justice)

"I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions."
- Plutarch
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Possessions)

"The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Facts, Law, Leading)

"Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Mind, Popular)

"Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Knowledge, Dignity)

"It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit; it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Experience, Science, People, Pursuit)

"Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Responsibility, Rest, Scientists)

"I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Feelings, Knowledge, Communication)

"Well, it's because I gladly acknowledge some ideas that are part of process theology, but which I think are not tied to all the details of process thought, and are very illuminating and helpful."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Thought, Ideas, Theology)

"I'm a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality - one world of our experience that we're seeking to describe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Reality, Unity, World)

"Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Infinite)

"Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me."
- George Porter
(Related: Work, Wife, Strength, Debt, Encouragement, Research)

"Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"As a species we are always hungry for new knowledge."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Knowledge)

"The knowledge that we have about what it is to be human that we have as a child is something we necessarily must lose."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Knowledge)

"Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake."
- Steve Powers
(Related: Mistake, Knowledge, Television, World)

"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it. My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged."
- Richard Price
(Related: Character, Liberty, Trade, Writing)

"It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Constitution)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Body, Illness, Moments)

"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Knowledge, Illness, Kindness, Pain, Promise)

"This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Evil, Inflation, Persistence, Public, Secrecy)

"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Knowledge, Argument, Ignorance)

"If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Knowledge, Wealth, First, Self, Will)

"Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so."
- Michael Ramsey
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Action, Attitude, Being, Mind, Possession, Reason)

"This life that has been given to us as a gift, as such a precious gift. To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it, is the greatest meditation. Through the media of this Knowledge we can tap into our inner sources that are so beautiful."
- Prem Rawat
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Media, Meditation)

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Religion, God, Freedom, Law)

"The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Choice, Cinema, Consequences)

"Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it."
- Wilhelm Reich
(Related: Love, Work, Knowledge)

"At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Family, Time, Sacrifice, Knowledge, Ability, Country, Loss, Service, Want)

"There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Knowledge, Ambiguity, Words)

"Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics."
- George Reisman
(Related: Knowledge, Competition, Economics, Jungle, Law, Sense)

"The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: Knowledge, Courage, Profession)

"Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day."
- Oscar de la Renta
(Related: Time, Women, Day, Destiny, Fashion, Now)

"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Knowledge, Answers, World)

"Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other."
- Mary Richards
(Related: Knowledge)

"To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings."
- Duc De Richelieu
(Related: Knowledge, Kings)

"It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Knowledge, Mission, Training, Years)

"Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Love, Knowledge)

"I'd have to acknowledge that I have a weakness for the fairer sex - and I hope I never get over it."
- Chuck Robb
(Related: Sex, Hope, Weakness)

"The channels of intuitive knowledge are opened according to the intensity of individual need."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Knowledge)

"The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, America, Founding, Nation, states, United)

"But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Knowledge, Ideals, Interest)

"In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Love, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Faults, Order)

"Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Knowledge, Growing up, Intellect, Schools)

"Interactive computers and software will, I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry, in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Computers, Knowledge, Software, Will)

"No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Education, Government, Knowledge, Body)

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Bible, College, Worth)

"Why isn't it natural for people who have lived and worked at something to want to use the knowledge and capacity in a new way, free from the burden of making a living?"
- James Rouse
(Related: People, Knowledge, Burden, Living, Want)

"Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Desire, Pleasure)

"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Knowledge, Children, Evil, Man, Modesty)

"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."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Knowledge, Nothing)

"Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm, and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image, so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Knowledge, Order, Present)

"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Life, Love, Knowledge)

"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Knowledge, Emotions, Facts)

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Longing, Mankind, Pity, Suffering)

"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Knowledge, Pleasure)

"Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Knowledge, Certainty, Ignorance, Philosophy, Sense, Skepticism)

"To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares that all the wicked will God destroy; again, that those who, during the Millennial age when brought to a knowledge of the truth, shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction."
- Charles T. Russell
(Related: Age, God, Truth, Knowledge, Bible, Destruction, Will)

"I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Dad, Knowledge)

"When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him."
- Bayard Rustin
(Related: Society, Act, Being, Dignity, Protest)

"The development of the telescope, together with increased knowledge of things, brought men to see that the earth is not what man had once thought it to be."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Men, Thought, Knowledge, Development, Earth, Man)

"A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power."
- Mark Rutherford
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"To my knowledge, the Department of Homeland Security has focused on detection devices that are large, expensive, use a large amount of energy, and cannot easily be placed in or on a shipping container."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Knowledge, Energy, Security)

"The Bush Cabinet is quite interesting, there are no flashy people in there. No stars. They all seem quite focused and serious and knowledgeable about the areas to which they have been appointed."
- Morley Safer
(Related: People, Stars)

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Body, Thinking)

"Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it."
- Alain Rene Le Sage
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt)

"A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Civilization, Knowledge, Beliefs, Logic, Man, Open)

"All my knowledge comes from research."
- Stan Sakai
(Related: Knowledge, Research)

"Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Knowledge, Class, Students, Training)

"And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Knowledge, Conviction, Living, Research, Understanding)

"I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Knowledge, Pursuit)

"It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Knowledge, Adventure, Discovery, Sense)

"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Beginning)

"Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace."
- George Santayana
(Related: Knowledge)

"Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace."
- George Santayana
(Related: Knowledge, Eating)

"I'd like to work with any actress from whom I can learn-one who has had many experiences with many directors and is willing to share some of her knowledge with me."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Work, Knowledge)

"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Study)

"Whole areas of knowledge and information have been defined into nonexistence because the system cannot know, understand, control, or measure them."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Information, Measure)

"Even with the best of intentions, even when they're very smart and knowledgeable - as opposed to George W., who is neither - it doesn't seem to matter."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Intentions)

"For example, I spent a lot of time with Reagan, both before he ran for governor and when he was running for president. As a print reporter without the cameras, I was able to really test the quality of their minds and their knowledge base."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Time, Quality, Knowledge, Example, President, Running)

"Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Action, Senses)

"There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master's master, the genius of the age."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Age, Men, Genius, Community, Self)

"I am not facing the problem of emigration. I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all, in this country: after that, we shall see - perhaps the question will than become urgent."
- Alfred Schnittke
(Related: Music, First, Question, Want, Will)

"The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Knowledge, Inexplicable, Learning)

"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
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Disorder, May, Value, Will)

"We live in an information and knowledge-based economy."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Knowledge, Economy, Information)

"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."
- Walter Scott
(Related: History, Knowledge, Literature, May)

"Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Knowledge)

"The Pledge clearly acknowledges the fact that our freedoms in this country come from God, not government."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Government, God, Country, Fact)

"The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Knowledge, First, Salvation, Sin)

"It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Knowledge, Difference, Sin)

"Despite the state of denial exhibited by most Democrats, Americans all across the nation acknowledge that changes are necessary to preserve Social Security for today's younger workers."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Denial, Nation, Security, State, Today, Workers)

"In a country with an overabundance of food, no one should go hungry because of a lack of funds or technical and professional knowledge. We have the food, and we have the networks; we now need to support the providers."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Country, Support)

"Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Knowledge, Photography)

"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: God, Knowledge, Heaven, Ignorance)

"If a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal."
- Tom Sharpe
(Related: Knowledge)

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Love, Beauty, Truth, Knowledge, Virtue, Glory, Humanity)

"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Knowledge, Pursuit, Want)

"In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Knowledge, Battle, Blood, Fight)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Death, People, Knowledge, Information)

"I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Knowledge, Duty, Help)

"In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Food, Censure, Drama, Hatred, Order, Self)

"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Legislators, Poets, World)

"His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Knowledge, Books, World)

"It's hard for women to talk about these things, and for the doctors to really talk about it too, and to even have the knowledge of what's going on. That's why I'm doing this and urging women to speak out and talk to their doctors frankly."
- Cybill Shepherd
(Related: Women, Knowledge, Doctors, Talk)

"I find that here in the States, audiences are generally less knowledgeable, from the cognitive point of view, though they are emotionally more receptive."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Audiences, states)

"If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge."
- Brad Sherman
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Appreciation, Children, Value, Want)

"On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Achievement, Immortality, Self)

"We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress."
- Li Ka Shing
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Progress, Vision, Skill, Thinking)

"Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: Knowledge, Poverty)

"Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Knowledge, Opportunity)

"Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn't have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Time, People, Knowledge, Clouds, Rain, Word)

"I respect knowledge of the psyche. I would be a therapist if I weren't an entertainer."
- Jessica Simpson
(Related: Knowledge, Respect)

"The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move; the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Eternity, Old, Universe)

"Taking it in its wider and generic application, I understand faith to be the supplement of sense; or, to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not to us through our senses we gain by faith in others."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Change, Faith, Knowledge, Gain, Sense, Senses)

"If we look at the realm of knowledge, how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses; how wide is that we gain from other sources."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Knowledge, Gain, Senses)

"If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Power, Faith, Knowledge, Character, Gain)

"What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it - so we can help prevent it."
- Bryan Singer
(Related: Complexity, Help, Respect, Understanding)

"Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Knowledge, Ocean)

"The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Knowledge, Goal, Disability, Disease, Disorder, Help, Research)

"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Health, Time, Knowledge, Wealth, May, Medicine, Study, Temperance)

"Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Knowledge, Labor, Possession, Property)

"We give you the facts. I told you information is power - knowledge is power. We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don't have the facts."
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: Power, Soul, Knowledge, Battle, Country, Facts, Information)

"Always, through my whole life, I've had a thirst for knowledge."
- Emmitt Smith
(Related: Life, Knowledge)

"Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Libraries)

"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
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, College, School, World)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Knowledge, Wonder)

"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge."
- Socrates
(Related: Knowledge, Meaning, Nothing)

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."
- Socrates
(Related: Knowledge, Nothing)

"To-day it appears as though it may well be altogether abolished in the future as it has to some extent been mitigated in the past by the unceasing, and as it now appears, unlimited ascent of man to knowledge, and through knowledge to physical power and dominion over Nature."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Nature, Power, Knowledge, Future, Man, May, Past)

"On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"I know why we can't have a frank discussion with our policymakers - if you're in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Government, Drugs, Evil, Law, Wrong)

"There is a general knowledge that I am multi-dimensional, that when you are creative you do a lot of things."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Knowledge)

"How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth."
- Sophocles
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Help)

"To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard."
- David Soul
(Related: Knowledge, Hurt, Reality, Responsibility, Woman)

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Money, Society, Knowledge, Information)

"Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Knowledge, Chess, Familiarity, Literature)

"I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Kids)

"Science is organized knowledge."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Science, Knowledge)

"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Action)

"When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Knowledge, Confusion, Man, Order, Will)

"If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Knowledge, Baseball, Voice, Writer)

"I don't think anyone ever feels acknowledged enough."
- Rick Springfield
"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 Spurgeon
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Knowledge, Fool, Fools, Right)

"For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that my life holds nothing for me but being a writer."
- Jean Stafford
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Being, Nothing, Writer)

"It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Knowledge, Anxiety, Fire, Help, Pain)

"Each co-operative institution will become a school of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge of the laws of trade and commerce."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Business, Knowledge, Commerce, Laws, School, Trade, Will)

"The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Knowledge, Desire)

"I've studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Music, Thought, Schools)

"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom."
- Clifford Stoll
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Information, Understanding)

"Henceforth the leaves of the tree of knowledge were for women, and for the healing of the nations."
- Lucy Stone
(Related: Women, Knowledge, Healing, Nations)

"A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained."
- Joseph Story
(Related: Government, Knowledge, Fidelity, First)

"I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Knowledge, Mistakes)

"All of them had so much to offer us as far as, you know, knowledge in the music industry, and especially Randy and Paula because, you know, they've been artists."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Artists)

"I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child."
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: Love, Thought, Knowledge, Mind, Obedience)

"Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Knowledge, Skill)

"I believe that today's players who are Christians feel that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Faith, Responsibility, Today)

"The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Direction, Wind)

"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Questions)

"To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it."
- Tacitus
(Related: May, Resentment)

"Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Men, People, Knowledge, Forbidden, May, Secrets)

"The physical characteristics of the child Jesus will always remain a point of discussion. No artist has ever produced a type, nor ever will, that has in it all that the varying minds of all time will acknowledge as complete."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Time, Artist, Will)

"My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Mom, Movies, Knowledge)

"Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Dying, Humility, Man, School, Silence, Spirit)

"It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: People, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Theology)

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge)

"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Power, Self)

"It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Remarkable, World)

"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Friendship, Knowledge, Darkness, Ignorance)

"The real difference between a man's scientific judgments about himself and the judgment of others about him is he has added sources of knowledge."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Knowledge, Difference, Judgment, Man)

"Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved."
- Thucydides
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Animals, Economics, Instinct, Laws, Man, Reason, Road)

"It is a matter of common knowledge that the government of South Carolina is under domination of a small ring of cunning, conniving men."
- Strom Thurmond
(Related: Government, Men, Knowledge, Cunning)

"Knowledge is the most democratic source of power."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable, that it has become a frozen. Then we have the right to overthrow it."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Revolution, Right)

"Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Society, Work, People, Knowledge, Ability, Future, Will)

"One must know combinations, one must have a true knowledge of food to be in the moment."
- Charlie Trotter
(Related: Food, Knowledge)

"A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting."
- Charlie Trotter
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Jazz)

"The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Time, Work, Idea, Knowledge, Trying)

"In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge - a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?'"
- John Tuley
(Related: Knowledge, Belief, Answers, Direction, Key, Questions, World)

"A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Man)

"Knowledge once gained casts a light beyond its own immediate boundaries."
- John Tyndall
(Related: Knowledge, Light)

"If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Love, Morality, Knowledge, Cleverness, Confusion, Duty, Lies, Relatives, states, Will)

"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Knowledge)

"Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Men, Enemy, Now, Reason)

"The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for."
- Liv Ullmann
(Related: Success, Knowledge, Nothing)

"The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Friendship, People, American, Freedom, Ireland)

"Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Knowledge, Value)

"I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats."
- Bill Veeck
(Related: Knowledge, Years)

"Pain is the root of knowledge."
- Simone Veil
(Related: Knowledge, Pain)

"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Patriotism, Knowledge, Belief, Actions, Choice, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)

"I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Patriotism, Heart, Knowledge, Belief, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)

"He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Knowledge, Familiarity, Talking)

"Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Knowledge)

"All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Knowledge, Perceptions)

"There was the best teachers from the Czech Philharmonic, highly dedicated people, some of the best musicians in the world passing on the knowledge about the country, about the principles, and about the music."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Music, People, Knowledge, Country, Musicians, Principles, Teachers, World)

"That was really so upsetting when you are trying to pass on some very serious knowledge and be basically, treated worse than a student coming off the street because his father pays the tuition. Come on. Give me a break. This is no school. This is a joke."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Father, Knowledge, School, Trying)

"They taught us because they wanted to pass the knowledge on and educate young musicians. It was not because they had to teach because they failed as musicians. There is a huge difference in the reasons why someone is teaching and what they can offer and what they cannot offer."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Knowledge, Difference, Musicians, Teaching)

"I had a vision how it should sound and I put all my knowledge into this product and it is a fantastic product. People still tell me that I have the best musical thing there."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: People, Knowledge, Vision, Sound)

"It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge."
- Voltaire
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Virtue, Ignorance, Spirit, Superstition, Virginity)

"All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God."
- Voltaire
(Related: Men, God, Knowledge)

"Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Business, Life, Knowledge, Harmony)

"Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Evil, Man, Woman)

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."
- Jimmy Wales
(Related: Knowledge, World)

"I have always liked the idea of going to print because a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband."
- Jimmy Wales
(Related: People, Idea, Knowledge, World)

"If I had to come up with something that just came to me, I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge. I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Knowledge, Growing up, Today, Want)

"May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good."
- Ralph Thomas Walker
(Related: Life, Knowledge, May, Open, Public, Service, Years)

"When I severe my connections with the A.I.A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character."
- Ralph Thomas Walker
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Pride, Respect, Self, Self respect)

"The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Peace, Goals, Challenge, Nothing, Pursuit, Struggle)

"Knowledge is never too dear."
- Francis Walsingham
(Related: Knowledge)

"English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Education, Women, Knowledge, English, Girls, Schools, Today)

"There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Knowledge, Help, Nation, World)

"Without television and mass communication, that knowledge wouldn't exist. So I think it actually has the possibility of turning people into more understanding and more empathetic people."
- John Warnock
(Related: People, Knowledge, Possibility, Communication, Television, Understanding)