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Knowledge Quotes

Knowledge either means experience or education. This means that it can be got from either schooling or just by living the ‘real’ life. There are several dictionary meanings to knowledge which include: acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation. Knowledge germinates from the idea that you have certain information from collected data and can use this in interpretation. One might have knowledge on a particular topic that another might not. Hence, knowledge is purely subjective. To know more about some knowledge quotations, explore the article ahead.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.

Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Frederick Douglass

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Sophia Bush

I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status.


All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

Lao Tzu

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

John Stuart Mill

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.

George Washington Carver

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

William Butler Yeats

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

George Burns

Be quick to learn and wise to know.

William James

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

Mae West

Marriage is a great institution.

Jean Baudrillard

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.

Will Rogers

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.

Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again.

William Osler

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.

Dwight L. Moody

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.

Mel Brooks

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.

Ayn Rand

Do not ever say that the desire to do good by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

Sophia Bush

Getting wasted is only OK when you're young enough to not know better.

Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

John Maynard Keynes

Ideas shape the course of history.

Thomas Moore

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.

Dwight L. Moody

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

Andrew Jackson

Never take counsel of your fears.

James Baldwin

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.


Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

Bertrand Russell

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Thomas Hobbes

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

Anton Chekhov

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.

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.

Audre Lorde

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.

Charles Baudelaire

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

Albert Schweitzer

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

Horace Mann

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

Henry Ford

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.


You cannot open a book without learning something.

Saint Augustine

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

Alan Watts

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Billie Jean King

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.

William Butler Yeats

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.

Vladimir Nabokov

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.

George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

Benjamin Disraeli

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Joseph Addison

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.

Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.


A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Bill Watterson

Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

William Osler

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

Baltasar Gracian

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

Drew Barrymore

I don't know anybody's road who's been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don't know what life has in store for you.

Walt Disney

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Ulysses S. Grant

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their execution.


I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Maya Angelou

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

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Thomas More

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

T. S. Eliot

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.

George Washington Carver

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.

Peter Drucker

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.


First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

Michel de Montaigne

A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.

Hillaire Belloc

Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.

Laurence Sterne

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

James Madison

A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.

Maya Angelou

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Douglas MacArthur

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.


Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

Blaise Pascal

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

William James

An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.

John Ruskin

All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.

Thomas Merton

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.

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Horace Mann

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Anatole France

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A new untruth is better than an old truth.

Malcolm X

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Leon Trotsky

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.

Dr. Seuss

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Victor Hugo

A library implies an act of faith.

Robert Frost

Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

Blaise Pascal

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

Arthur Ashe

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.

William Morris

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.


Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English.

Leo Buscaglia

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

Elizabeth I

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.

Andrew Carnegie

You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Common sense is the genius of humanity.

Walter Scott

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

Bill Watterson

Genius is never understood in its own time.