Subjects — K

Knowledge Quotations

I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.

The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.

They are so knowing, that they know nothing.

Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense? No doubt the number of people crass enough to reply exclusively on the former and scorn the latter are sufficient in themselves to explain the disfavor into which everything deriving from the senses has gradually fallen. But when the most scholarly of men have taught me that light is a vibration, or offered me any other fruits of their labors of reasoning, they will not have rendered me an account of what is important to me about light, of what my eyes have begun to teach me about it, of what makes me different from a blind man-things which are the stuff of miracles, not subject matter for reasoning.

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.

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

Knowledge is power.