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Thought of the day on Knowledge

Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.

- Francis Bacon Thoughts

The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer.

- Elias Canetti

One of the most common reasons so few people are consistently able to achieve meaningful results is that they are unwilling to experience the discomfort associated with relentlessly pursuing a correct perception of reality.

- Stuart Brodie

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country!

- Benjamin Franklin

Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.

- Samuel Johnson

In every case, the remedy is to take action. Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.

- Miguel de Cervantes

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.

- Bernard Mannes Baruch

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing - that's what counts.  I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

- Richard Feynman

You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well.

- Ayn Rand

The hunger and thirst for knowledge, the keen delight in the chase, the good humored willingness to admit that the scent was false, the eager desire to get on with the work, the cheerful resolution to go back and begin again, the broad good sense, the unaffected modesty, the imperturbable temper, the gratitude for any little help that was given - all these will remain in my memory though I cannot paint them for others.

- Frederic William Maitland

No matter how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it. It is only with your own knowledge that you can deal. It is only your own knowledge that you can claim to possess or ask others to consider. Your mind is your only judge of truth and if others dissent from your verdict, reality is the court of final appeal. Nothing but a man's mind can perform that complex, delicate, crucial process of identification which is thinking. Nothing can direct the process but his own judgment. Nothing can direct his judgment but his moral integrity.

- Ayn Rand

Knowledge Quotes List

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.

-  by Samuel Johnson

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.

- Knowledge Quotes by Samuel Johnson

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer, of a wise man.

-  by William Penn

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer, of a wise man.

William Penn

Knowledge is an antidote to fear.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is an antidote to fear.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotation

Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow.

- Denis Waitley

Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow.

- A Quotation From Denis Waitley

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.

- Steve Droke

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.

- Steve Droke

Knowledge is power if you know about the right person.

- Ethel Mumford

Knowledge is power if you know about the right person.

- Ethel Mumford

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

- Carl Gustav Jung

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

- Carl Gustav Jung

Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

- Will Durant

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

- Will Durant

Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.

- Sigmund Freud

Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.

- Henry David Thoreau

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

- Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.

- Ivern Ball

Knowledge become power only when we put it into use.

- Anonymous

Proverbs on Knowledge

Repetition is the mother of knowledge.

Africa Proverbs

No one is without knowledge except he who asks no questions.

Africa Proverbs

Knowledge is better than wealth, you have to look after wealth, but knowledge looks after you.

Africa Proverbs

Experience is the mother of knowledge.

English Proverbs

Art and knowledge bring bread and honour.

Danish Proverbs

He has a ton of knowledge, but the bottom is out.

Dutch Proverbs

Learn thou of learned men, th' unlearned of thee; for thus must knowledge propagated be.

Dutch Proverbs

If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.

French Proverbs

Knowledge is power.

Hungarian Proverbs

He who has no knowledge, understanding of something, should not engage in, or interfere with it.

Hungarian Proverbs

Knowledge is higher than power.

Indian Proverbs

The sight of the eyes is not sight; but he is blest with vision who possesses knowledge; the ignorant are the blind.

Indian Proverbs

An ounce of discretion is better than a pound of knowledge.

Italian Proverbs

The virtue of silence is a great piece of knowledge.

Italian Proverbs

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.

Japanese Proverbs

He who increases knowledge, increases sorrow.

Latin Proverbs

Limit your inquiry after knowledge.

Latin Proverbs

The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.

Latin Proverbs

Doubt is the key to knowledge.

Persian Proverbs

The wise man who does not put his knowledge into practice is like a bee that gives no honey.

Persian Proverbs

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Portuguese Proverbs

The man of sense does not hang up his knowledge.

Portuguese Proverbs

He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Romanian Proverbs

Knowledge without practice is nothing.

Romanian Proverbs

There is only one good - knowledge; there is only one evil - ignorance.

Russian Proverbs

Knowledge is no match for luck.

Sicilian Proverbs

There is no knowledge without experience.

Sicilian Proverbs

Who teaches another, acquires more knowledge.

Sicilian Proverbs

Don't talk too much, because your ignorance is greater than your knowledge.

Spanish Proverbs

It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance.

Spanish Proverbs

Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.

Spanish Proverbs

Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.

Spanish Proverbs

The old for want of ability, and the young for want of knowledge, let things be lost.

Spanish Proverbs

The wise man does not hang his knowledge on a hook.

Spanish Proverbs

Knowledge, humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small.

Spanish Proverbs

Knowledge is the mother of all virtue; all vice proceeds from ignorance.


Knowledge is boundless but the capacity of one man is limited.

- Anonymous

Knowledge is not what you can remember, but what you cannot forget.

- Anonymous

Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trail.

- Sophocles

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

- Samuel Johnson

Knowledge of our duties is the most essential part of the philosophy of life. If you escape duty you avoid action. The world demands results.

- George W. Goethals

Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see, the more impressed I am not with what we know but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored.

- John H. Glenn, Jr.

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge, broad deep knowledge, is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man’s progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.

- Helen Adams Keller

Knowledge Sayings in English

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.

Edgar Allan Poe

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

- Socrates

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

- Knowledge Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

All men by nature desire knowledge.

- Aristotle

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

- Margaret Fuller Download or Share

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

Frank Herbert Download or Share

Short Knowledge Quotes in English

Knowledge is power.

- Sir Francis Bacon

Be that self which one truly is.

- Knowledge Quotes by Soren Kierkegaard Download or Share

Learn what you are and be such.

- Pindar

Our lives teach us who we are.

- Salman Rushdie

For knowledge, too, is itself power.

- Francis Bacon

Nothing is so irrevocable as mind.

- George Santayan

Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself.

- Sir James Makintosh

Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.

- Harriet Martineau

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

- Charles Morgan

Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.

- Nigerian Proverb

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

- Thomas Fuller

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

- Kahlil Gibran

Questions are the creative acts of intelligence.

- FrankKingdom

Insecurity exists in the absence of knowledge.

- Anonymous

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

- Catherine the Great

Best efforts will not substitute for knowledge.

- Dr. W. Edward Deming

The dawn of knowledge is usually the false dawn.

- Bernard De Voto

Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself.

- Anonymous

What is not fully understood is not possessed.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He knows the universe and does not know himself.

- Jean De La Fontaine

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.

- Anatole France

No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

- T.H. Huxley

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.

- Benjamin Franklin

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

- Eugene Ionesco

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

- Aldous Huxley

Belief is not the beginning of knowledge, it is the end.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.

- Louise L. Hay

A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.

Mark Rutherford

Can anything be beyond the knowledge of a man like you?

- Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.

- Claude M. Bristol

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

- John Locke

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.

- Audre Lorde

An erudite fool is a greater fool than an ignorant fool.

- Jean Paul Baptiste Molire

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

- Confucius

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.

- Anonymous

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

- George Bernard Shaw

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

- Larr Leissner

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

- Socrates

It isn't what you know that counts, It's what you think of in time.

- Leo Aikman

No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.

- Benjamin Disraeli

The real key to health and happiness and success is self knowledge.

- Anonymous

More appealing than knowledge itself is the feeling of knowledge.

- Daniel J. Boorstin

The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.

- Francis Herbert Bradley

Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.


Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.

- Tom Hopkins

You never know yourself till you know more than your body.

- Thomas Traherne

I not only use all the brains I have but all that I can borrow.

- Thomas Woodrow Wilson

And what is word knowledge but a shadow of wordless knowledge?

- Kahlil Gibran

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.

- Augustus William Hare

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves.

- John McCain

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

- Isaac Singer

Nature has given to us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself.

Lucius Annus Seneca

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

- Lao-tzu Quotes

Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge.

- U.S. Air Force

Thoroughly to know oneself, is above all art, for it is the highest art.

- Theologia Germanica

Packed in my skin from head to toe Is one I know and do not know.

- Edwin Muir

He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.

- Lao Tse

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

He is strong who conquers others; He who conquers himself is mighty.

- Lao Tse

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

- Sir Winston Churchill

The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.

- Plato

I have had more trouble with myself than with any man I have ever met!

- Dwight L. Moody

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

- Wilbur Wright

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

- Elbert Green Hubbard

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

- Christopher Morley

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.

- Euripides

Quotes About Wisdom and Knowledge

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. 

-  by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

- Knowledge Quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The young man requires wisdom as well as knowledge.

- Thomas J. Watson

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

- Immanuel Kant

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

- Dr. Martin Henry Fischer

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

- William Cowper

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

- Sandra Carey

We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? - Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

- T.S.Eliot

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

- Saint Augustine

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. Elliot

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

The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.

- Pierre Charron

Knowledge Quotation in English

This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.

- Herodotus

True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does.

- Hugh Nibley

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

- William Shakespeare

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

- James Madison

The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.

- Sun Tzu

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

- Daniel J. Boorstin

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.

- Persian Proverb

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

- Johann von Goethe

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.

- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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

H.L. Mencken

It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

- Josh Billings

Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge.

- Sir Philip Sidney

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

- Benjamin Disraeli

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

- Peter F. Drucker

It is easier to deceive yourself, and to do so unperceived, than to deceive another.

- Francois Duc de La Rochenfoucauld

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.

- Bruce Lee

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.

- Richard Feynman Quotes

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.

- Oliver Goldsmith

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

- Carl Gustav Rogers

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.

- Alexander Pope

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

- Isaac Asimov Quote

Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it.

- Anonymous

You can out distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.

Rwandan Proverb

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

- Benjamin DIsraeli

There's not an idea in our heads that has not been worn shiny by someone else's brains.

- Thomas Woodrow Wilson

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.

- Laurence Sterne

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

- Confucius

Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.

- Catherine Drinker Bowen

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.

- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

- Henry David Thoreau

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

- Confucius

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

- Oscar Wilde

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

- Demosthenes

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

- Thomas Henry Huxley

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

- Thomas Carlyle

He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books.

- Kahlil Gibran

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.

- Norman Juster

We work so consistently to disguise ourselves to others that we end by being disguised to ourselves.

- Francois, Duc de La Rochenfoucauld

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

- Count Maurice Maeterlinck

When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.

- Herbert Spencer

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.

- Randall Jacobs

Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.

- Francis Bacon *

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.

-  Knowledge Quotes by Enrico Fermi

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

- Lao Tse

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.

- John Cassavetes

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people that you know about yourself.

- Beryl Markham

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

- Jane Austin

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

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

- Sir Winston Churchill

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.

- Madelein K. L'Engle

A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste.

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.

- Mark Twain

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

- Henry David Thoreau

Don't rely on our knowledge of what's best for your future. We do know, but it can't be best until you know it.

- Ayn Rand

Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.

- William Ellery Channing

Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.

- Dante Alighieri

Knowledge Thoughts in English

Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents.

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

- Anonymous

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

- John Lubbock

You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt.

- E. St. Elmo Lewis

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.

- John Archibald Wheeler

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

- Socrates

First come I; my name is Jowett. There’s no knowledge but I know it. I am Master of this college: What I don’t know isn't knowledge.

- Henry Charles Beeching

He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.

- Charles Caleb Colton

To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.

- Albert Einstein

Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows.

- Isaac Asimov

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

- James A. Garfield

There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.

- Angela Carter

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life.

- Albert Camus

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.

- Knowledge Quotes by Confucius

As knowledge increases, the verdict of yesterday must be reversed today, and in the long run the most positive authority is the least to be trusted.

- Hugh Nibley

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

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

Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words.

- Brian Tracy

In times of change the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

Eric Hoffer

Of all that writ, he was the wisest bard, who spoke this mighty truth? He that knew all that ever learning writ, Knew only this, that he knew nothing yet.

- Aphra Behn

Timidity is mistrust of self, and proceeds not from modesty but from conceit. A man is timid because he is afraid of not appearing to his best advantage.

- Diane

No matter where we begin, if we pursue knowledge diligently and honestly our quest will inevitably lead us from the things of earth to the things of heaven.

- Hugh Nibley

A man is never astonished that he doesn't know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.

- Halibuton

By all means sometimes be alone; salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear; dare to look in thy chest; and tumble up and down what thou findest there.

- William Wordsworth

Read every day something no one else is reading. Think every day something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.

- Christopher Darlington Morley

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

- Henry Ford

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and most delicate ways, improve yourself.

- John Ruskin

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

- Albert Einstein

The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country.

- John Adams

The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still favorable. Favorable conditions never come.

- C.S. Lewis

He who thinks he can find in himself the means of doing without others is much mistaken; but he who thinks that others cannot do without him is still more mistaken.

- Francois Duc de La Rochenfoucauld

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us.  The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.

- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

- Albert Einstein

Perfect knowledge comes only when you see the world in yourself, just as he who awakes from the dream then knows he saw his dreamworld with its suns and stars in himself.

- V.S. Iyser

Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts. A thought can do us more good than a doctor or banker or a faithful friend. It can also do us more harm than a brick.

- Dr. Frank Crane

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.

- Goerge Gurdjieff

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

- Anais Nin

To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it, this is a hard lesson.

- Bruce Catton

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.

- Shakti Gawain

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.

- Sidney Madweb

In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.

- Joseph Priestly

He who reveals to me what is in me and helps me to externalize it in fuller terms of self-trust, is my real helper, for he assists me in the birth of those things which he knows are in me and in all men.

- W. John Murray

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway about the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

- Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.

- Eric Hoffer

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

- Charles Robert Darwin

I realized that far beyond the possibilities of bodily thought there were in myself forces, powers and knowledge far transcending all that the body can ever perceive or imagine in its loftiest flights.

- The Golden Dawn

We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world, introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerable, that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.

- Walter Lippman

Head knowledge is good, but heart knowledge is indispensable. The training of the hands and feet must be added to make a rounded education. We must all learn these days to become spiritual pioneers if we would save the world from chaos.

- E. V. Hammond

What makes us like new acquaintances is not so much any weariness of our old ones, or the pleasure of change, as disgust at not being sufficiently admired by those who know us too well, and the hope of being more so by those who do not know so much of us.

- Francois Duc de La Rochenfoucauld

Knowledge and understanding are life’s faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures.

- Kahlil Gibran

It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, "Know thyself," and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.

- George Eliot