Knowledge Quotes

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Knowledge Quotes

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

Elbert Hubbard

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”


“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

Albert Einstein

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”

Mark Twain

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

Maya Angelou

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”

John Locke

“Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.”

Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”


“Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky, it’s because there’s something you don’t know.”

Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

Daniel J. Boorstin

“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.”

Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

Isaac Asimov

“Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”

Howard Nemerov

“All knowledge hurts.”

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”

C. JoyBell C.

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

Anais Nin

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”

J.K. Rowling

“Knowledge is power. Power to do evil…or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.”

Veronica Roth, Allegiant

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”

Theodore Roosevelt

“The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one’s own knowledge is not to overstep them.”

Giacomo Leopardi

“Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.”

Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

“It takes a very long time to become young.”

Pablo Picasso

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

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

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

William Blake

“It was better to know the worst than to wonder.”

Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

“A little Learning is a dangerous Thing.”

Alexander Pope

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

Ronald E. Osborn

“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”


“It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything.”

Alexander McCall Smith, Morality for Beautiful Girls

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”

Isaac Newton

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann wolfgang von Goethe

“The knowledge of all things is possible”

Leonardo da Vinci

“A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”

Jane Austen

“You can’t know, you can only believe – or not.”

C.S. Lewis

“Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker”

Bram Stoker, Dracula

“Doubt … is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.”

Gustave Flaubert, Memoirs of a Madman

“Information is not knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”

Lao Tzu

“The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.”

Imam Al-Ghazali

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”

Kahlil Gibrán, Sand and Foam

“nothing that is worth knowing can be taught”

Oscar Wilde

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”


“Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.”

Frank Herbert

“I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.”

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

“To light a candle is to cast a shadow…”

Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

“Belief is the wound that knowledge heals.”

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Telling

“The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought.”

Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”

Audre Lorde

“You can only be afraid of what you think you know.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”

Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.”

Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

“All men by nature desire to know.”

Aristotle, Metaphysics

“The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick.”

Joe Abercrombie, The Heroes

“Small minds have always lashed out at what they don’t understand.”

Dan Brown

“Knowing was a temptation. What you don’t know won’t tempt you.”

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

“The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

James Madison

“I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”

Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.”

Terry Goodkind

“I don’t pretend to know everything; I just only speak on matters I know I’ll win.”

Criss Jami, Killosophy

“I set out to discover the why of it, and to transform my pleasure into knowledge.”

Charles Baudelaire

“Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous. It is a more powerful weapon than any sword or spell.”

Margaret Rogerson, Sorcery of Thorns

“What an author doesn’t know could fill a book.”

Holly Black, Lucinda's Secret

“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education

“She said we all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don’t to make it all bearable.”

Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

“No one knows anything, really. It’s all rented, or borrowed.”

Ian McEwan

“Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle.”

G.K. Chesterton

“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.”

Karl R. Popper

“Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user.”

Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

“I don’t fancy colors of the face, I’m always attracted to colors of the brain.”

Michael Bassey Johnson

“From the mouths of the innocents flows truth.”

Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

Gertrude Stein

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

Carl R. Rogers

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

Dalai Lama XIV

“New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

“Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.”


“All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.”

Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo's Notebooks

“Valuing knowledge above all else results in a lust for power, and that leads men into dark and empty places.”

Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?”

Terence McKenna

“Knowledge is a better weapon than a sword.”

Patricia Briggs, Raven's Shadow

“I only know that I know nothing”


“Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy

“Poetry and art and knowledge are sacred and pure.”

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”

Thomas Carlyle

“Many much-learned men have no intelligence.”


“But need alone is not enough to set power free: there must be knowledge.”

Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

“Darkness feeds on apathy.”

Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”

Isaac Asimov

“Know what you are talking about.”

Pope John Paul II

“We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.”

H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

“Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.”

John Wesley, Letters of John Wesley

“We understand more than we know.”

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

“He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.”

Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

“I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.”

Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

“It does not matter where you go and what you study, what matters most is what you share with yourself and the world.”

Santosh Kalwar

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it.”

Baruch Spinoza, Ethics

“Science replaces private prejudice with public, verifiable evidence.”

Richard Dawkins

“Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place…”

Joseph Goebbels

“The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.”

Debasish Mridha

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”

William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

“Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual.”

Imam Al-Ghazali

“Knowledge is the ultimate weapon. It always has been.”

Jim Butcher, White Night

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”

Nicolaus Copernicus

“There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.”

Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns

“Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.”

Idries Shah, Reflections

“Fear grew in places unlit by knowledge”

Roshani Chokshi, The Gilded Wolves

“I’m fat because I’m greedy, and if my mind is fat it’s because I’m curious.”

Stephen Fry

“While differing widely in the various little bits we know, in our infinite ignorance we are all equal.”

Karl R. Popper

“The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.”

Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Revelations

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.”

Samuel Johnson

“Knowledge is the food of the soul.”


“he who will not economize will have to agonize”


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