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All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle Metaphysics
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov
Knowledge is power.
- Sir Francis Bacon Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
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 Confucian Analects
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli Sybil, 1845
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
- Enrico Fermi
I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
- Richard Feynman
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
- Margaret Fuller
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
- Frank Herbert
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
- Oliver Wendell Jr. Holmes The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
- Samuel Johnson
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
- Lao-tzu The Way of Lao-tzu
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
- Socrates from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
- Sophocles Trachiniae
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. Jr. Stevenson speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 8, 1952