Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quotations about Knowledge

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. ~Ralph W. Sockman

Knowledge is a sacred cow, and my problem will be how we can milk her while keeping clear of her horns. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi, "Teaching and Expanding Knowledge," Science, 4 December 1964

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

Knowledge is haunted by the ghost of past opinion. ~Author Unknown

A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak. ~Michael Garrett Marino

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ~George Bernard Shaw

One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known. ~Crates

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers

Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates. ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. ~Maurice Maeterlinck

Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes. ~Panchatantra

We are here and now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine. ~H.L. Mencken

If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions. ~Susanne K. Langer

To be master of any branch of knowledge, you must master those which lie next to it; and thus to know anything you must know all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Oftentimes the supposed increasers of knowledge have only given a new name, and a worse, to what every body knew before. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? ~Thomas Henry Huxley

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. ~Carl G. Jung

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