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All men by nature desire to know.
I am not young enough to know everything.
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
Pocket all your knowledge with your watch and never pull it out in company unless desired.
President Reagan didn't always know what he knew.
Ten lands are sooner known than one man.
The public do not know enough to be experts, yet know enough to decide between them.
There are times I think I am not sure of something which I absolutely know.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
There was never an age in which useless knowledge was more important than in our own.
We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
Knowledge is of two kinds; we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
A man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought in the market.
If a little knowledge is dangerous - where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
A man only understands what is akin to something already existing in himself.
Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.
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.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
We should live and learn; but by the time we've learned, it's too late to live.
The specialist is a man who fears the other subjects.
All that men really understand is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know; and motives to study or practise. The rest is affectation and imposture.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
In all affairs, love, religion, politics or business, it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted.
Knowledge is power.
Man is not weak - knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength.
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
The simplest questions are the hardest to answer.
They know enough who know how to learn.
Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know.
I take all knowledge to be my province.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
For knowledge, too, is itself a power.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil ignorance.
He that increaseth knowledge increascth sorrow.
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
One cannot know everything.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.
It ain't the things you don't know what gets you into trouble; it's the things you know for sure what ain't so.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Then I began to think, that it is very true which is commonly said, that the one-half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Know thyself.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.


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