Quotes About Knowledge

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Ravi Zacharias
“To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge”
Ravi Zacharias

Mortimer J. Adler
“Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active, because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external stimuli to keep us going is limited. They are like drugs. We grow used to them, and we continuously need more and more of them. Eventually, they have little or no effect. Then, if we lack resources within ourselves, we cease to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually. And we we cease to grow, we begin to die.”
Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Mortimer J. Adler
“The ability to retain a child's view of the world with at the same time a mature understanding of what it means to retain it, is extremely rare - and a person who has these qualities is likely to be able to contribute something really important to our thinking.”
Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Plato
“Ideas are the source of all things”
Plato

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock."
- Frankenstein p115”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

Andrea Cremer
“I also hold very strong personal convictions about censorship. I don't believe in forbidden knowledge.”
Andrea Cremer, Nightshade

Fernando Pessoa
“Everything stated or expressed by man is a note in the margin of a completely erased text. From what's in the note we can extract the gist of what must have been in the text, but there's always a doubt, and the possible meanings are many.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

James A. Michener
“Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually.”
James A. Michener

Blaise Pascal
“Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.”
Blaise Pascal

Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach
“All children are atheists, they have no idea of God.”
Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach, System of Nature

Michael Michalko
“Creativity is paradoxical. To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder, must work hard but spend time doing nothing as information incubates, must create many ideas yet most of them are useless, must look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different, must desire success but embrace failure, must be persistent but not stubborn, and must listen to experts but know how to disregard them."

[Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking (The Creativity Post, December 6, 2011)]”
Michael Michalko

Mortimer J. Adler
“The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth. The great philosophers have always been able to clear away the complexities and see simple distinctions - simple once they are stated, vastly difficult before. If we are to follow them we too must be childishly simple in our questions - and maturely wise in our replies.”
Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

William James
“we have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood”
William James

Hermann Hesse
“There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge-that is everywhere, that is Atman, that is in me and you and in every creature, and I am beginning to believe that this knowledge has no worse enemy than the man of knowledge, than learning.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Plato
“Then we shan’t regard anyone as a lover of knowledge or wisdom who is fussy about what he studies…”
Plato, The Republic and Other Works

Leo Tolstoy
“Without knowledge of what I am and why I am here, it is impossible to live, and since I cannot know that, I cannot live either. In an infinity of time, in an infinity of matter, and an infinity of space a bubble-organism emerges while will exist for a little time and then burst, and that bubble am I.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Samuel Johnson
“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

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
“Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge.”
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Bumi Manusia

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
“Tak ada brahmana angkuh. Mereka hanya lebih mengerti, lebih tahu daripada orang yang menganggap pengetahuan dan ilmu sebagai keangkuhan.”
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Arok Dedes

Robert G. Ingersoll
“I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the star-less night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.”
Robert G. Ingersoll

Steve Maraboli
“It's not always what we don't know that gets in our way; sometimes it's what we think we know that keeps us from learning.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Tyler Edwards
“God doesn't expect us to be a walking encyclopedia of biblical knowledge. He wants us to know Him, to be in a relationship with Him. This means not only hearing but allowing our understanding of God to change the way we live. Like the wise builder who laid the foundation of his house on the rock, we learn to let our knowledge of God change us.”
Tyler Edwards, Zombie Church: Breathing Life Back Into the Body of Christ

Louis L'Amour
“Only one who has learned much can fully appreciate his ignorance.”
Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

Aeschylus
“Wisdom comes alone through suffering.”
Aeschylus

“Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We do not learn for the benefit of anyone, we learn to unlearn ignorance.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

E. Haldeman-Julius
“Atheism is a conclusion reached by the most reasonable methods and one which is not asserted dogmatically but is explained in its every feature by the light of reason. The atheist does not boast of knowing in a vainglorious, empty sense. He understands by knowledge the most reasonable and clear and sound position one can take on the basis of all the evidence at hand. This evidence convinces him that theism is not true, and his logical position, then, is that of atheism.

We repeat that the atheist is one who denies the assumptions of theism. he asserts, in other words, that he doesn't believe in a God because he has no good reason for believing in a God. That's atheism -- and that's good sense.”
E. Haldeman-Julius, The meaning of atheism

Mark Twain
“The less a man knows the bigger the noise he makes and the higher the salary he commands.”
Mark Twain

Vincent van Gogh
“Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.”
Vincent van Gogh

“I will not join the rat race because I'm not a rat. And I will not blindly follow a specific faith because I'm not a bat. The only race I'll take part in is for humans being humane. It's called the human race, and sadly it's got the least participants.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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