Quotations on Knowledge

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The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Education, Nature, Knowledge, Beginning, End, Human nature)

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
- John Adams
(Keywords: People, Knowledge, Liberty)

If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Knowledge, Fools, Schools)

To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Science, Time, Knowledge, Drama, Ignorance, Myth, Space)

Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Keywords: Medical, Knowledge, Disease, Old, Physicians, Sense, State)

My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Father, Knowledge, Care, Concern, First, Office)

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Faith, Love, Knowledge, Hope, Future, Past)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Education, Knowledge, Artist)

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Politics, Knowledge, Authority, Literature, World, Writing)

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.
- Roald Amundsen
(Keywords: Gratitude, Knowledge, Admiration, First, Storms)

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

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.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Art, God, Knowledge, Cause)

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Power, Knowledge, Teaching)

All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Knowledge, Desire)

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.
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Thought, Knowledge, Value)

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Life, Science, Society, Wisdom, Knowledge, Right)

We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Happiness, Knowledge, Being)

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Men, Poetry, Education, Knowledge, College, Thinking, Years)

To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Genius, Policy, Knowledge, Country)

Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Power, Knowledge, Christianity, Lust)

The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Sympathy, Knowledge, Stress)

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
- Roger Babson
(Keywords: Money, Health, Power, Knowledge, Character, May, Property, Will)

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Men, Power, Knowledge, Angels, Desire)

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Life, Knowledge, Action, End)

Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment.
- Roger Bacon
(Keywords: Truth, Knowledge, Argument, Doubt, May, Mind, Rest)

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
- Roger Bacon
(Keywords: Science, People, Knowledge, Fact, Mathematics, Obvious)

Knowledge is the life of the mind.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Life, Knowledge, Mind)

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Fear, Knowledge, Will)

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Intelligence, Knowledge, Character, Censure, Criticism, Respect, Right)

All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Art, Life, Politics, Religion, Knowledge, Development, Self)

Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Science, Knowledge, Mind, Psychology)

Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
- Amelia E. Barr
(Keywords: Science, Knowledge, Greatness, Feeling, Reason, Spiritual)

I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Thought, People, Knowledge, Comedians, Importance, May)

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Music, Knowledge, Mankind, World)

And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Work, Knowledge, Children, Rights, Nations, Problems)

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Age, Knowledge, Perfection)

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
- Alban Berg
(Keywords: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
- Thomas Berger
(Keywords: Art, Science, Knowledge, Questions)

In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education.
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Keywords: Education, Knowledge, Actor, Living, Open, Theater)

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.
- Georges Bernanos
(Keywords: Faith, Knowledge, Obvious, Punishment, Purity, Supernatural)

After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
- John Biddle
(Keywords: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)



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