Knowledge - Quotes & Sayings

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.


We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Benjamin Franklin

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.

David Bailey

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Anton Chekhov

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

Thomas Sowell

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Princess Diana

We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.

Petra Nemcova

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.

Robert Quillen

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.


The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.


The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.


Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.


It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

Wilbur Wright

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

Warren Buffett

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

Isaac Asimov

Research is creating new knowledge.

Neil Armstrong

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.


One time, the teacher was the storehouse of knowledge. That will no longer be so. So what would a teacher do? A very good teacher will play the role of augmenter. Also, the teacher will be located anywhere and helping students.

Shiv Nadar

Knowledge is power.

Francis Bacon

Allah says in the Qur'an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It's who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and I'm a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He's better than me. It's about knowledge.

Hakeem Olajuwon

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.

Denis Diderot

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

Robert Anthony

When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.

James A. Forbes

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.


Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.

Robin Morgan

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.


The end of all knowledge should be service to others.

Cesar Chavez

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

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.

DeWitt Clinton

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.

Lao Tzu

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Brian O'Driscoll

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

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

D. H. Lawrence

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

John Locke

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.

Roger Bacon

Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.

George Boole

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.

Abu Bakr

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

Jacob Bronowski

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

William Penn

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.

Peter Drucker