Knowledge Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about knowledge
  1. #1
    “You attain to knowledge by argument;
    You attain a craft or skill by practice;”
  2. #2
    “Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate; I desire, therefore, in this narration, to state those facts which led to my predilection for that science.”
  3. #3
    “A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”
    Jane Austen
  4. #4
    “In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.”
  5. #5
    “I’m older than you, and must know better.”
  6. #6
    “Knowing was a temptation. What you don’t know won’t tempt you.”
  7. #7
    “I am tired of knowing nothing and being reminded of it all the time.”
  8. #8
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  9. #9
    “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
  10. #10
    “What we know matters but who we are matters more.”
  11. #11
    “What may not be expected in a country of eternal light?”
  12. #12
    “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
  13. #13
    “I do not know everything; still many things I understand.”
  14. #14
    “My idea of good the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.′
    ‘You are mistaken,’ said he gently, ‘that is not good company, that is the best.”
  15. #15
    “But the upside of painful knowledge is so much greater than the downside of blissful ignorance.
  16. #16
    “I can’t know everything.”
  17. #17
    “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”
  18. #18
    “It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust, but to know.”
  19. #19
    “The senseless is the major factor in our lives.”
    Ayn Rand
    The Fountainhead
  20. #20
    “One may know how to conquer without being able to do it.”
  21. #21
    “I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.”
  22. #22
    “By degrees I made a discovery of still greater moment. I found that these people possessed a method of communicating their experience and feelings to one another by articulate sounds. I perceived that the words they spoke sometimes produced pleasure or pain, smiles or sadness, in the minds and countenances of the hearers. This was indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.”
  23. #23
    “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.”
    Mary Shelley
  24. #24
    “One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.”
  25. #25
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
  26. #26
    “Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn’t talk? If you say so I’ll stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it’s difficult.”
  27. #27
    “Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.”
  28. #28
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
  29. #29
    “The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
  30. #30
    “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
  31. #31
    “Words are finite organs of the infinite mind.”
  32. #32
    “This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
  33. #33
    “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”
  34. #34
    “Till this moment I never knew myself.”
  35. #35
    “Envy is ignorance,
    Imitation is Suicide.”
  36. #36
    “Genius is religious.”
  37. #37
    “You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.”
  38. #38
    “We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”
  39. #39
    “This is the problem with forever friends. They know too much.”
  40. #40
    “I often make the mistake of thinking that something that is obvious to me is just as obvious to everyone else.”
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