Quotations on Knowledge

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Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Knowledge, Opportunity, Numbers)

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Knowledge, Burden, Past)

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)

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Knowledge, Key)

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Knowledge, Man, Nothing)

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)

Chess is not only knowledge and logic.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Knowledge, Chess, Logic)

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)

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Knowledge, Virtue)

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Knowledge, Will)

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)

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Knowledge, Land, Thinking)

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)

If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Knowledge, Development, Democracy, Information)

Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
- Joyce Appleby
(Keywords: Knowledge, Contention)

We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Knowledge, May)

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Knowledge, Desire, Wonder)

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)

Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense?
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Knowledge, Reason, Sense)

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)

Research is creating new knowledge.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Knowledge, Research)

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Knowledge, Gifts, Practice)

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)

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Knowledge, Control, Ignorance, Learning)

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)

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Knowledge, Ignorance, Problems)

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)

Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)

The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: Knowledge, Causes)

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

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)

There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Purpose, Ambition)

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)

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

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)



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