Knowledge Quotes

Find Knowledge Quotes & Sayings About Higher Learning

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." -- Doug Larson
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“Wisdom begins at the end.” — Daniel Webster

“I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details.” — Albert Einstein

“The next best thing to knowing something is to know where to find it.” — Samuel Johnson

“Think for yourself. Whatever is happening at the moment, try to think for your self.” — Jean Riboud

“Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.” — Mark Twain

“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.” — George Bernard Shaw

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children." -- Ancient Indian Proverb
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“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” — Gandhi

“Whosoever wishes to know about the world
must learn about it in its particular details.
Knowledge is not intelligence.
In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected.
Change alone is unchanging.
The same road goes both up and down.
The beginning of a circle is also its end.
Not I, but the world says it: all is one.
And yet everything comes in season.”
— Heraclitus

“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.” — John Locke

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” — Joyce Brothers

“The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.” — Malcolm Forbes

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.” — Susanne Langer

“Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” — Mark Twain

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” — Kahlil Gibran

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

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." -- St. Augustine
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“Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.” — Arthur Helps

“When the student is ready, the master appears.” — Buddhist Proverb

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” — David Star Jordan

“He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.” — Mary Wilson Little

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” — Harry S. Truman

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation." -- Wayne Dyer
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“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” — Clay P. Bedford

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” — Chinese Proverb

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” — Tom Wilson

“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.” — Alexander Pope

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

"The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea." -- Isak Dinesen
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“There was so much handwriting on the wall that even the wall fell down.” — Christopher Morley

“Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists.” — Corliss Lamont

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” — Daniel J. Boorstin

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“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Eden Phillpotts

“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” — Albert Einstein

"We are here and now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine." -- H. L. Mencken
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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Gandhi

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” — Confucius

“A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.” — Michael Garrett Marino

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

“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.” — Abbot Lawrence Lowell

"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.
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“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” — Mark Twain

“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.” — Alexander Pope

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.” — Panchatantra

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” — Carl Jung

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

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." -- Immanuel Kant
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“The years teach much which the days never knew.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” — Eartha Kitt

“There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.” — Christopher Morley

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” — Benjamin Spock

“If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” — Bertrand Russell

“We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.” — Blaise Pascal

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." -- Epictetus
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“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” — Carl Jung

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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