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Top 100 Knowledge Quotes


100

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin


99

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” – Robert Anthony


98

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Confucius


97

“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon


96

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein


95

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” – Socrates


94

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


93

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


92

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee


91

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


90

“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

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89

“The greatest enemy of progress is the illusion of knowledge.” – John Young


88

“It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.” – Enrico Fermi


87

“Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.” – William Penn


86

“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” – Peter Drucker


85

“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


84

“It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind’s dignity.” – William Ellery Channing


83

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


82

“Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational.” – Herbert A. Simon


81

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs


80

“The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.” – David Bailey

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79

“The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn.” – Adam Grant


78

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


77

“Ignorance is never better than knowledge.” – Enrico Fermi


76

“In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.” – Janet Jackson


75

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


74

“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


73

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge.” – Thomas Aquinas


72

“Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo


71

“The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes.” – Avicenna


70

“Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

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69

“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


68

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix


67

“Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.” – Will Durant


66

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.” – Helen Keller


65

“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


64

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo da Vinci


63

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” – Ralph W. Sockman


62

“Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.” – Shinichi Suzuki


61

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant


60

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

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59

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


58

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


57

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer


56

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


55

“Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.” – Arthur Rimbaud


54

“Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.” – Thucydides


53

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


52

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


51

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” – Brian O’Driscoll


50

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett

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49

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” – Plato


48

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller


47

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” – John F. Kennedy


46

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


45

“I would encourage you: be informed – knowledge is power.” – Matt Bevin


44

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts 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


43

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


42

“Knowledge is the life of the mind.” – Abu Bakr


41

“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” – Khalil Gibran


40

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” – Aristotle

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39

“Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.” – Novalis


38

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


37

“Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.” – Will Durant


36

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” – Benjamin Franklin


35

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” – Carl Jung


34

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” – John Adams


33

“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer


32

“We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.” – H. L. Mencken


31

“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.” – Hippocrates


30

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Khalil Gibran

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29

“Knowledge is power. You can’t begin a career, for that matter even a relationship, unless you know everything there is to know about it.” – Randeep Hooda


28

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” – Khalil Gibran


27

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


26

“It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.” – Immanuel Kant


25

“The true method of knowledge is experiment.” – William Blake


24

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


23

“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


22

“Knowledge is true opinion.” – Plato


21

“I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.” – Immanuel Kant


20

“Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” – Abu Bakr

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19

“Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.” – Thomas Hobbes


18

“Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.” – Albert Einstein


17

“The natural desire of good men is knowledge.” – Leonardo da Vinci


16

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


15

“No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.” – John Locke


14

“Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein


13

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle


12

“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” – Charles Morgan


11

“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” – Thomas Berger


10

“New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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9

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


8

“Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.” – Robert Staughton Lynd


7

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” – Theodore Roosevelt


6

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” – Plato


5

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


4

“If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


3

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” – George Bernard Shaw


2

“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.” – Wilbur Wright


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“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.” – Augustus Hare