81 Best Quotes about Knowledge

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I do feel fortunate to have some knowledge of the great Latin American writers, including some that are probably not that well known in English. I'm thinking of Jose Maria Arguedas, whom I read when I was living in Lima, and who really impacted the way I viewed my country. - Daniel Alarcon , Author

Knowledge is the greatest asset of every individual. Our knowledge paves the way for our success and also sets us apart from others. We must always try to gain knowledge. It is a continuous process. By reading some great knowledge quotes, we can be motivated to widen our acumen and gather as much knowledge as possible. With the sheer power of our knowledge, we can reach our goals and objectives. We must also share our knowledge with others. Knowledge increases and becomes more meaningful when we share it with others and gain their perspective.

We need to have complete dedication and deep commitment towards acquiring knowledge. People cannot force it down upon us. Neither can we gain it forcibly or with half heart. Our mind should be willing to take on to the path to knowledge, which is a never ending journey. We should feel happy whenever we learn something new and expand our horizon.

Knowledge is the path to enlightenment. We cannot live in ignorance. There are a number of knowledge quotes that explain the journey and the virtues of knowledge.

Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution to the knowledge of the world. - Liberty Hyde Bailey, Scientist

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Truth Quotes, Authority Quotes, Fear Quotes

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Love Quotes, Truth Quotes


The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing. - Joseph Addison, Writer

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Intelligence Quotes, Mind Quotes, Suffering Quotes

I talk about a Christianity that is enlightened enough to separate spirituality from the rest of life. Not just church and state, but knowledge and church. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Life Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Christianity Quotes

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, American First Lady

Thought Quotes

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Wisdom Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Time Quotes, Ability Quotes, Discipline Quotes, Facts Quotes, Judgment Quotes, Mind Quotes

Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that's associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

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 Barr, American Novelist

Spiritual Quotes, Greatness Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Science Quotes

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. - Lao Tzu

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. - Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance Quotes

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, Philosopher

Company Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Science Quotes

Every law, every constitution, every regulative decision is based upon what people are discussing in their community. It's based upon our sum knowledge of history and the present. - Julian Assange, Activist

Decision Quotes, Community Quotes, History Quotes, Law Quotes

I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me. - Alan Alda , American Actor

Business Quotes

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Power Quotes

I first came to cinema as a passionate filmgoer, when I was a child. Then, when I was a very young man, I became a film critic precisely because of my knowledge of cinema. I did better than others because of this. Then I moved on to screenwriting. I wrote a film with Sergio Leone, 'Once Upon a Time in the West.' And then I moved to directing. - Dario Argento , Director

Time Quotes, Passion Quotes

The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes. - Avicenna, Philosopher

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

History Quotes

For a highly motivated learner, it's not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you're a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

I'm not really a Sundance baby, but they helped me so much I feel I have to acknowledge it. - Paul Thomas Anderson, Director

I love sharing my knowledge of hitting with others. Now coaches and players at all levels can learn my systematic approach to hitting a baseball with more consistency, mental strength and accuracy. - Dusty Baker, Athlete

Love Quotes, Strength Quotes, Consistency Quotes, Sharing Quotes

I had had a lot of experience in bringing the Internet to Australia, and I saw that knowledge in the hands of people achieves reform. - Julian Assange, Activist

Experience Quotes, Reform Quotes

There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. - Pearl Bailey, Actress

Life Quotes

No body of knowledge needs an organizational policy. Organizational policy can only impede the advancement of knowledge. There is a basic incompatibility between any organization and freedom of thought. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Freedom Quotes, Thought Quotes

The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others. - Gordon W. Allport, Psychologist

In chess, knowledge is a very transient thing. It changes so fast that even a single mouse-slip sometimes changes the evaluation. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

Change Quotes

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Mind Quotes, Nature Quotes

I think the worst kind of grief is unacknowledged grief. - Gerry Adams, Politician

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge. - Matthew Arnold , Poet

Faith Quotes, Practice Quotes

One cannot enter don Juan's world intellectually, like a dilettante seeking fast and fleeting knowledge. Nor, in don Juan's world, can anything be verified absolutely. The only thing we can do is arrive at a state of increased awareness that allows us to perceive the world around us in a more inclusive manner - Carlos Castaneda, Writer

Business Solution Quotes, Awareness Quotes

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils. - Aeschylus, Greek Poet

Evil Quotes

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

Off to College Quotes, Graduation Quotes

I do feel fortunate to have some knowledge of the great Latin American writers, including some that are probably not that well known in English. I'm thinking of Jose Maria Arguedas, whom I read when I was living in Lima, and who really impacted the way I viewed my country. - Daniel Alarcon , Author

American Quotes, Great Quotes, Thinking Quotes, Writers Quotes

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

We have to acknowledge that adolescence is that time of transition where we begin to introduce to children that life isn't pretty, that there are difficult things, there are hard situations, it's not fair. Bad things happen to good people. - Laurie Halse Anderson, Writer

Children Quotes, Life Quotes, Time Quotes

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 , Educator

Work Quotes, Thought Quotes

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

God Quotes, Ignorance Quotes, Heaven Quotes

Knowledge has always flowed upwards to bishops and kings, not down to serfs and slaves. - Julian Assange, Activist

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Education Quotes, Values Quotes, Aim Quotes, Facts Quotes

As African economies boom and businesses are created, one of the big questions this growth raises is that of third-level education: how can Africa develop a knowledge infrastructure to rival that of the west, a sort of Harvard University in Africa? - Richard Attias, Businessman

Education Quotes, Business Quotes

You will always have partial points of view, and you'll always have the story behind the story that hasn't come out yet. And any form of journalism you're involved with is going to be up against a biased viewpoint and partial knowledge. - Margaret Atwood, Novelist

I don't have acknowledged preferences of characters. - Christian Bale, Actor

Character Quotes

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. - Robert Anthony , Author

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Education Quotes, Worth Quotes

Education does not mean jamming information into somebody's head. Rather, it's that ancient idea that all knowledge is within us; to teach is to help somebody pull it out of themselves. - Alan Arkin , American Actor

Education Quotes, Help Quotes

I was brought up in a family which valued natural history. Both my parents knew the names of all the British wildflowers, so as we went walking the country, I was constantly being exposed to a natural history sort of knowledge. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Parents Quotes, History Quotes

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters. - Raymond Aron , Philosopher

Enemies Quotes, Future Quotes

Knowledge is the life of the mind. - Abu Bakr, Leader

Life Quotes, Mind Quotes

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

4 Top quotes about Knowledge by Thomas Aquinas

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

Love Quotes

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 , Theologian

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 , Theologian

God Quotes

Wonder is the desire for knowledge. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

Desire Quotes, Wonder Quotes

6 Famous quotes about Knowledge by Stephen Covey

The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with making and keeping promises, until the whole human personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition are ultimately integrated and harmonized - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Life Quotes, Self Help Quotes, Integrity Quotes, Intuition Quotes, Personality Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Thinking Quotes

In this knowledge-worker age, it's now increasingly tied to doing well in school so you can get into better grad schools so you can get better jobs - so the pressure to do well is really high. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Age Quotes, Work Quotes

When we value correct principles, we have truth - a knowledge of things as they are. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Truth Quotes

The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Desire Quotes

An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Success Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Skill Quotes, Desire Quotes, Power Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Knowledge by Peter Drucker

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. - Peter Drucker, Businessman

Decision Quotes, Strength Quotes, Expectations Quotes

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. - Peter Drucker, Businessman

Challenge Quotes

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. - Peter Drucker, Businessman

Opportunity Quotes, Control Quotes, Power Quotes

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. - Peter Drucker, Businessman

Performance Quotes

9 Amazing quotes about Knowledge by Kahlil Gibran

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. - Kahlil Gibran

God Quotes

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds. - Kahlil Gibran

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. - Kahlil Gibran

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. - Kahlil Gibran

Character Quotes

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art. - Kahlil Gibran

Ignorance Quotes, Silence Quotes

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. - Kahlil Gibran

Worth Quotes

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. - Kahlil Gibran

Beginning Quotes

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. - Kahlil Gibran

Faith Quotes, Heart Quotes

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. - Kahlil Gibran

Wisdom Quotes, Great Quotes, Pain Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Knowledge by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Doubt Quotes

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Heart Quotes

Doubt grows with knowledge. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Doubt Quotes

4 Best quotes about Knowledge by George Bernard Shaw

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

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win. - George Bernard Shaw

Anger Quotes

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. - George Bernard Shaw

Anger Quotes, Ignorance Quotes

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. - George Bernard Shaw

Love Quotes, Truth Quotes, Beauty Quotes, Humanity Quotes, Virtue Quotes