Knowledge quotes page 2
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whenever we're afraid, it's because we
don't know enough. If we understood enough, we
would never be afraid.
Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this.
What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit.
For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.
Sir Francis Bacon
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do
as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.
Remember, to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to
Stephen R. Covey
Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is
tragedy. And ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.
Curiosity always finds knowledge.
Knowledge is a ladder that enables you to climb to the top. A person should begin with his
language and then proceed to study his general area of interest. It is our ability to use our
language that will determine our place on the social pyramid. Your use of language is the one
thing you cannot hide.
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
Knowledge without courage is sterile.
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of
accurate information in the world.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading... he gradually loses the capacity for
thinking... This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid.
Questioning is the door of knowledge.
Knowledge is like a lion; it cannot be gently embraced.
It does not make much difference what a person studies - all knowledge is related, and the
man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
It is better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender
yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge at all. Because if you're
guessing and it doesn't work out you can just say, "Shit, the gods are against me." But if you
know and don't do, you've got attics and dark halls in your mind to walk up and down in and
wonder about. This ain't healthy, leads to unpleasant evenings, too much to drink and the
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
Arnold H. Glasow
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always
How sad that most of us know more about how and why our automobile functions than we
know about ourselves.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
All you've got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you'll find people who are
eager to fill your head with information.
My goal as I get older is to learn from other people's stupid rather than my own.
Nothing will divide this nation more than ignorance, and nothing can bring us together better
than an educated population.
Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach