I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without any purpose - which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell. Possibly. It doesn't frighten me.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
What harm in learning and getting knowledge even from a sot, a pot, a fool, a mitten, or a slipper.
[Fr., Que nuist savoir tousjours et tousjours apprendre, fust ce
D'un sot, d'une pot, d'une que--doufle
D'un mouffe, d'un pantoufle.]
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.
I tried to think of my knowledge, but it was a squirrel's heap of winter nuts. There was no strength in my knowledge any more and I felt small and naked as a new-hatched bird.
Knowledge is the knowing that we cannot know.
You can't just be you. You have to double yourself. You have to read books on subjects you know nothing about. You have to travel to places you never thought of traveling. You have to meet every kind of person and endlessly stretch what you know.
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Know what you are talking about.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
We are drowning in information
but starved for knowledge.
Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
A scientist has to be neutral in his search for the truth, but he cannot be neutral as to the use of that truth when found. If you know more than other people, you have more responsibility, rather than less.
Knowledge leads to unity, but ignorance to diversity.
Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, but also a certain art in teaching it.
What is not fully understood is not possessed.
Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
In the world we live in, what we know and what we don't know are like Siamese twins, inseparable, existing in a state of confusion.
The first element of change is awareness. You can’t change something unless you know it exists.
The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes; and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength.
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