Quotes About Knowledge

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Elbert Hubbard
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard

Socrates
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Socrates

The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce
“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.


From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
Frederick Lewis Donaldson

Langston Hughes
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes

Albert Einstein
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
Albert Einstein

Mark Twain
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
Mark Twain

Maya Angelou
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
Maya Angelou

L. Frank Baum
“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”
L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

John Locke
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
John Locke

Dan Brown
“Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

Eoin Colfer
“Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.”
Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

Rick Riordan
“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Daniel J. Boorstin
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Daniel J. Boorstin

Socrates
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”
Socrates

Cassandra Clare
“Jace?"
"Yeah?"
"How did you know I had Shadowhunter blood? Was there some way you could tell?"
The elevator arrived with a final groan. Jace unlatched the gate and slid it open. The inside reminded Clary of a birdcage, all black metal and decorative bits of gilt. "I guessed," he said, latching the door behind them. "It seemed like the most likely explanation."
"You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me."
He pressed a button in the wall, and the elevator lurched into action with a vibrating groan that she felt all through the bones in her feet. "I was ninety percent sure."
"I see," Clary said.
There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put a hand to his cheek, more in surprise than pain. "What the hell was that for?"
The other ten percent," she said, and they rode the rest of the way down to the street in silence.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Howard Nemerov
“Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”
Howard Nemerov

Hilary Mantel
“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Cassandra Clare
“All knowledge hurts.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Isaac Asimov
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
Isaac Asimov

C. JoyBell C.
“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”
C. JoyBell C.

Russell T. Davies
“Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)”
Russell T. Davies

J.K. Rowling
“I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!”
J.K. Rowling

Anaïs Nin
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
Anaïs Nin

Hermann Hesse
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

Margaret Atwood
“If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Carl Sagan
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Veronica Roth
“Knowledge is power. Power to do evil...or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Giacomo Leopardi
“The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.”
Giacomo Leopardi

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