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We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

The things I want to know are in books, my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

To understand everything is to forgive everything

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

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and it will never reduce the power of its light... One's knowledge will never be stunt by distributing it among others.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

The beginning of wisdom, as they say. When you're seventeen you know everything. When you're twenty-seven, if you still know everything, you're still seventeen.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

We are only as blind as we want to be.

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.

All that I know about my life it seems I have learned in books.

All men by nature desire to know.


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us, and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

I am not young enough to know everything.

Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!

Coco Chanel

You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

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.

Ego=1/Knowledge. More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Maya Angelou

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.

It is better to know how to learn, than to know.

Dr. Seuss

Education is an admirable thing but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all.

I had therefore to remove knowledge in order to make room for belief.

The only source of knowledge is experience.

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done, it's just doing it.

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge of things without parallel.

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.

I hate books, they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner and it is for you to find the other three.

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.

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

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it.

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

I want to know all Gods thoughts, all the rest are just details.

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

If many years were added to my life I would give fifty to the study of the Book of Changes and might thereby manage to avoid great mistakes.

Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

John Lubbock

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

Marcus Garvey

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

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.

Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself your victory will not stand in doubt, if you now Heaven and you know Earth you may make your victory complete.

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.

Doubt indulged and cherished is in danger of becoming denial, but if honest and bent on thorough investigation it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.

Tell the children the truth.

A fool thinks himself to be wise but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond and to know one's self.

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Those that know do. Those that understand teach.

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

Albert Einstein

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

If you know to recognize that you know, If you don't know to realize that you don't know: That is knowledge.

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion and knowledge.

Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead.

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

He that travels much knows much.

Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I said I didn't know.

Only the shallow know themselves.

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.

Do not inhabit a country where you are not respected, cannot earn your livelihood, have no friends or cannot acquire knowledge.


Provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.

The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance and affection to be art.

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.

Henny Youngman

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

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

Learning is not child's play, we cannot learn without pain.


Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.

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

I once wrote that anybody who believes the world is only 6 000 years old is either ignorant, stupid, insane or wicked.

You know more of a road by having traveled it, than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.

'Tis better to bear the ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of.

The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing and then I know it - I don't need to believe it.

If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it from him.

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid.

He who cannot describe the problem will never find the solution to that problem.

Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost, let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

Do not think of how big the universe is, it will merely hurt your head.

As the man who digs obtains underground water by use of a shovel, so the student attains the knowledge possessed by his preceptor through his service.

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

No light is brighter than wisdom - wisdom is the light in the world.

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

To know that you know and to know that you don't know - that is the real wisdom.

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Knowledge is recognition of something absent, it is a salutation, not an embrace.

The so-called Pythagoreans, who were the first to take up mathematics, not only advanced this subject, but saturated with it, they fancied that the principles of mathematics were the principles of all things.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?

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.

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

Ignorance and error are necessary to life like bread and water.

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

A man should look for what is and not for what he thinks should be.

Albert Einstein

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.

A toothache or a violent passion is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance, or insignificance.

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.

Helen Keller

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.

Where there is shouting there is no true knowledge.

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything and people who know absolutely nothing.

Oscar Wilde

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much, if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.

Mark Twain

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it, not having it to confess your ignorance.

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive or who had ever been alive.

We hate some persons because we do not know them, and will not know them because we hate them.

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old and you may become a teacher of others.

A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

Benjamin Franklin

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.

I can find in my undergraduate classes bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.

He who desires sense gratification must give up all thoughts of acquiring knowledge, and he who seeks knowledge must not hope for sense gratification.

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.

You knew all along that your sanctioned world was only half the world, and you tried to suppress the other half the same way the priests and teachers do. You won't succeed. No one succeeds in this once he has begun to think.

I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.

I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.

I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I'm beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me.

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue and abiding love.

The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall, the desire for knowledge in excess caused man to fall, but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come in danger by it.

Plato is dear to me but dearer still is truth.

If we don't know life how can we know death?

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

Benjamin Franklin

He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be and he who studies men will know how they are.

I investigate things to complete my knowledge, my complete knowledge makes my thoughts sincere, my thoughts being sincere, my heart is pure.


The search for truth is in one way hard, and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.

The end of knowledge is LOVE. The end of education is character.

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Without knowing the force of words it is impossible to know men.


Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

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.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know but we must try to have and use it.

Alongside of knowledge, youth has to cultivate the good qualities of humility, reverence, devotion to God and steadfast faith. He has to engage himself in good works and enjoy them for the sheer elation they confer.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

The fact that you are willing to say "I do not understand and it is fine " is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.

Wayne Dyer

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

Theodore Roosevelt

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist but what they mean, it is not memory but judgment.

James Russell Lowell

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.

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.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

There is no darkness, but ignorance.

If knowledge can create problems it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

Cherish that which is within you and shut off that which is without, for much knowledge is a curse.

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.

Religion is preserved by wealth, knowledge by diligent practice, a king by conciliatory words, and a home by a dutiful housewife.

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

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?

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

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.

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

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.

It is not when truth is dirty but when it is shallow that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.

The pleasure and delight of knowledge and learning it far surpasseth all other in nature

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do and how to do it.

Abraham Lincoln

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

Doubt grows with knowledge.

Part of the reason of the survey is to look for current information on what people are doing what their risks are and what their level of knowledge is

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

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.

For one whose heart melts with compassion for all creatures, what is the necessity of knowledge, liberation matted hair on the head and smearing the body with ashes.

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want, not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

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.

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

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.

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.

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.

Through zeal knowledge is gotten through lack of zeal knowledge is lost.

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

In practical matters, the end is not mere speculative knowledge of what is to be done, but rather the doing of it. It is not enough to know about virtue then, but we must endeavor to possess it and to use it, or to take any other steps that may make.

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

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced, so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge, selfishness by Love.

James Allen

Sorrow is knowledge those that know the most must mourn the deepest the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

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.

But although all our knowledge begins with experience it does not follow that it arises from experience.

I don't want you to apologize for being rich, I want you to acknowledge that in America we all should have to pay our fair share.

Some believe all that parents, tutors and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

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

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.

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now, and at first, began to philosophize.

I am an atheist out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.

I was in a Printing-house in Hell and saw the method in which knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.

We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.

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

Those who are destitute of learning penance knowledge good disposition virtue and benevolence are brutes wandering the earth in the form of men. They are burdensome to the earth.


Knowledge rests not upon truth alone but upon error also.

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

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.

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

Man today is trying to master every kind of knowledge but is unable to discover his own true nature.

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

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.

She was a woman of mean understanding, little information and uncertain temper.

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.

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.

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.

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.

The very problem of mind and body suggests division, I do not know of anything so disastrously affected by the habit of division as this particular theme. In its discussion are reflected the splitting off from each other of religion morals and science, the divorce of philosophy from science and of both from the arts of conduct. The evils which we suffer in education in religion in the materialism of business and the aloofness of "intellectuals" from life in the whole separation of knowledge and practice -- all testify to the necessity of seeing mind-body as an integral whole.

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

He is a pandit (man of knowledge) who speaks what is suitable to the occasion who renders loving service according to his ability and who knows the limits of his anger.

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.

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals open your eyes!

Is knowledge knowable? If not how do we know this?

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.

Knowledge is lost without putting it into practice, a man is lost due to ignorance, an army is lost without a commander, and a woman is lost without a husband.

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

He who is engrossed in family life will never acquire knowledge, there can be no mercy in the eater of flesh, the greedy man will not be truthful, and purity will not be found in a woman a hunter.

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.

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.

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

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.

[Knowledge is] a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

I'm a conservative kind of person. I don't think rightwing is quite the same thing. But I acknowledge my conservatism of temperament.

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

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.

In the first stage of boyhood he is led from ignorance and 'innocence' into the world of knowledge when he is accepted as a pupil by a Guru (Preceptor). After that he has to serve the Guru and obey him without feeling burdened and bound. In the second stage of youth he has to share with society the means and measures for its progress and security, he has to start earning for his livelihood and spending his income with intelligent care, he has also the duty of providing examples to those younger than himself and guide them into socially useful paths. At the same time he must follow the footsteps of elders and learn from them lessons for his own advancement.

How can he who seeks sense gratification acquire knowledge and he who possesses knowledge enjoy mundane sense pleasure?

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

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.

We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.

This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man more free to turn and toss and to make use of that which is so delivered to more several purposes and applications

This is the very worst wickedness that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.

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.

The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.

Share your joy your wealth and your knowledge with others less fortunate. That is the surest means of winning divine grace.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

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.

Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it.

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