57 Quotes About Knowledge

“Knowledge is power.” This famous quote by Sir Francis Bacon sums up the importance of knowledge in our lives. Knowledge gives us the ability to make choices, solve problems, and understand the world around us. It’s no wonder that we strive to acquire as much knowledge as possible.
In this blog post, we’ve compiled 57 quotes about knowledge from some of history’s most famous thinkers. These quotes will inspire you to reflect on the role of knowledge in your life and how you can use it to make a difference in the world. So let’s get started!

Quotes About Knowledge

1. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. – Albert Einstein

2. Information is not knowledge. – Albert Einstein

3. A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey

4. Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. – Albert Einstein

5. Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. – William Shakespeare

6. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius

7. He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. – Thomas Jefferson

8. I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. – Thomas Jefferson

9. Knowledge is love and light and vision. – Helen Keller

10. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. – Henry Ford

11. When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge. – Confucius

12. Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. – Khalil Gibran

13. No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. – Khalil Gibran

14. Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. – Khalil Gibran

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

17. It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

19. And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul. – Plato

20. 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

21. Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal. – Plato

22. The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. – Plato

23. Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. – Plato

24. Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Plato

25. All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

26. There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

27. The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. – Anais Nin

28. Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. – Plato

29. Knowledge is true opinion. – Plato

30. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. – Henry Ford

31. Doubt grows with knowledge. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

32. Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. – John Adams

33. We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

34. One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises. – Chanakya

35. Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. – Peter Drucker

36. Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again. – Vincent Van Gogh

37. All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. – Immanuel Kant

38. Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

39. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. – Leonardo da Vinci

40. Where is all the knowledge we lost with information? – T. S. Eliot

41. Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. – Leonardo da Vinci

42. If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. – Isaac Asimov

43. Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. – Isaac Asimov

44. The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values. – William Ralph Inge

45. I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

46. Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

47. Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. – Peter Drucker

48. Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. – e. e. cummings

49. Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. – Brian Tracy

50. Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. – Roger Babson

51. The true method of knowledge is experiment. – William Blake

52. Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. – William Penn

53. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke

54. As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself. – Arthur Schopenhauer

55. The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. – Herodotus

56. If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind? – Maria Montessori

57. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. – Samuel Johnson

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