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"The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of the rich men in the country." – John Adams
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." – Henri Bergson
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." – Pearl S. Buck
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow." – Rachel Carson
The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant." – Richard Cecil
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future." – Vernon Cooper
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory." – Leonardo da Vinci
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge." – Rene Descartes
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." – Umberto Eco
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
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." – Albert Einstein
Great are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." – Epictetus
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." – Martin Fischer
The dumbest people I know are those who know it all." – Malcolm Forbes
Imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death." – Robert Fulghum
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it." – Buckminster Fuller
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." – Kahlil Gibran
Knowing is not enough; we must apply!" – Goethe
Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer." – Robert Graves
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand." – Frank Herbert
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever or whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing." – Thomas H. Huxley
The great end of life is not knowledge but action." – Thomas H. Huxley
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." – Samuel Johnson
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." – Carl Jung
Intuition and concepts constitute...the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge." – Immanuel Kant
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." – Immanuel Kant
A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both." – James Madison
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." – James Madison
Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal." – Horace Mann
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world." – Margaret Mead
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing." – Maria Mitchell
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
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge." – John Naisbitt
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery." – Anais Nin
We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything." – Blaise Pascal
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." – Eden Phillpotts
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind." – Plato
Knowledge has three degrees — opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition." – Plotinus
I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always." – Katherine Anne Porter
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." – Proverbs 17:28
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge." – Bertrand Russell
We know what we are, but know not what we may be." – William Shakespeare
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." – Benjamin Spock
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance." – Henry David Thoreau
If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." – Mark Twain
Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better." – Mark van Doren