Thursday, 21 February 2013


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

A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak. - Michael Garrett Marino

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

A man may do very well with a very little knowledge, and scarce be found out in mixed company; everybody is so much more ready to produce his own than to call for a display of your acquisition. - Charles Lamb

A youth's knowledge is like a cheap shotgun – likely to do as much damage to the owner as to the game. - Austin O’Malley

Acquiring knowledge is not an end in itself, but only a means to an end. Knowledge without purpose can be a destructive tool. - Unknown

All men by nature desire knowledge. - Aristotle

All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance. - T. S. Eliot

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions. - Leonardo da Vinci

All study reveals a personal vacuum, which knowledge alone can fill. - Validivar

All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self-knowledge. - Bruce Lee

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. - Carl Jung

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

As knowledge advances, as the secrets of nature are explored and revealed, the more aware are we that we live in a mysterious universe.  - Unknown

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. - Charles Morgan

As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it. - Albert Einstein

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious. - Albert Schweitzer

As with all knowledge, once you knew it, you couldn't imagine how it was that you hadn't known it before. - Margaret Atwood

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace. - Bhagavad Gita

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. - George Bernard Shaw

By enlarging your knowledge of things, you will find your knowledge of self is enlarged. - Charles de Lint

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 not to be feared. - David Ben-Gurion

Do not think that the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice non-attachment from your views in order to be open to receive other’s viewpoints. Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times. - Thich Hnat Hanh

Doubt is the key to knowledge. - Iranian Proverb

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

Great knowledge is requisite to instruct those who have been well instructed, but still greater knowledge is requisite to instruct those who have been neglected. - Horace Mann

Having a little knowledge of a subject is liken to seeing a ‘tree’ or ‘a few trees’ of a forest. It is dangerous to assume that what you saw represents the ‘whole forest’! - Unknown

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in truth! - Sophocles

Humans crave knowledge, and when that craving ends, we are no longer human. - Tim Lebbon

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. - Confucius

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

If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. - Isaac Asimov

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

If you are truly wise, you will conceal your knowledge from the world, and let every fool think himself your superior, especially if you have anything to gain by him; for envy is the strongest passion of the weak, and mediocrity is the hot-bed on which all the meaner passions flourish. - Charles William Day

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. - Thomas Fuller

If your knowledge teaches you not the value of things, and frees you not from the bondage to matter, you shall never come near the throne of Truth. - Kahlil Gibran

In the pursuit of knowledge, follow it wherever it is to be found; like fern, it is the produce of all climates, and like coin, its circulation is not restricted to any particular class. - Charles Caleb Colton 

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information. - Anthony D'Angelo

Information and knowledge: two currencies that have never gone out of style. - Neil Gaiman

Information is not knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge. - Aristotle

It does not make much difference what a person studies – all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned. - Elbert Hubbard

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

Knowledge acquired too rapidly and without being personally supplemented is never very productive. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Knowledge alone doth not amount to Virtue; but certainly, there is no Virtue without Knowledge. - Benjamin Whichcote

Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base. - Dan Brown

Knowledge has no value unless you use and share it. - Unknown

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

Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old. - Phillip Chesterfield

Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user. - Dan Brown

Knowledge is an antidote to fear. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. - Frank Herbert

Knowledge is but an instrument, which the profligate and the flagitious may use as well as the brave and the just. - Horace Mann

Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. - George Washington

Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise – even in their own field. - Isaac Asimov

Knowledge is like a deep well, fed by perennial springs, and the mind of man is like a bucket that is dropped into it. He will get as much as he can assimilate.K. Sri Dhammananda

Knowledge is like a rare gem; the more facets it has, the greater its brilliance. - Validivar

Knowledge is like money: the more one gets, the more one craves. - Josh Billings

Knowledge is meant for sharing. The goodness multiplies when it is shared with people and diminishes when kept to oneself. - Unknown

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 

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

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. - Samuel Johnson

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

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

Knowledge is the antidote to fear. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man. - Orlando A. Battista 

Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations. - Sigmund Freud

Knowledge is the key to a high path. Knowledge is that which brings calmness and peace to life, which renders man indifferent to the storms of the phenomenal world. - Unknown

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power. - Alvin Toffler

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 Colton 

Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. - Joseph Addison

Knowledge itself is power. - Francis Bacon

Knowledge of the world depends on the power of drawing general inferences from individual examples; and he is the most likely to be correct who has the greatest number of facts at his command. - Charles William Day

Knowledge often cuts the root that supports it. - Edward Counsel

Knowledge once gained casts a faint light beyond its own immediate boundaries. There is no discovery so limited as not to illuminate something beyond itself. - John Tyndall

Knowledge paves the road to riches – when you know which road to take. - Unknown

Knowledge shuts a man's mouth. - Erwin Sylvanus

Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference. - Claire Fagin

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

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Homer

Knowledge without application is simply knowledge. Applying the knowledge to one’s life is wisdom – and that is the ultimate virtue. - Unknown

Knowledge, without common sense, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence. - Austin Farrar

Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them. - Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it. - Chuang Tzu

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. - Sandra Carey

No matter what else, we can be daily grateful we have been put in touch with knowledge, for its source is inexhaustible. - Unknown

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rare knowledge, like gold, must be dug for; but in scholarly tomes, not soil! - Validivar

Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance. - Confucius

Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, and, thought for. - Thomas Arnold 

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. - Wendell Phillips

Self-knowledge is worth seeking by virtue of its being knowledge and not by virtue of its pertaining to self. - Unknown

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. - Dr. Robert Anthony

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. - Frank Herbert

The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. - Unknown

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. - Ralph W. Sockman

The one self-knowledge worth having is to know ones own mind. - Francis Herbert Bradley

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. - Fred Adler

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. - Anais Nin

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

The true method of knowledge is experiment. - William Blake 

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

There is a simple answer to the problems that you face today. It is to be found in knowledge. Yet, to find Knowledge you must become still and observant and learn to disengage from fear and anxiety. - Unknown

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. those who predict, don't have knowledge. - Lao Tzu

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

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light. - Benjamin Franklin

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

We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed. - Charles Colton 

We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge. - Rutherford D. Rogers

When a mans knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion. - Herbert Spencer

Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it, is like one who ploughs a field but does not sow it. - Unknown

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. - Saint Bernard

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