Quotes about Knowledge


Curiosity is aroused when we`re presented with an "information gap." It`s a sensation of deprivation: A present`s wrapping deprives us of the knowledge of what`s in it, and as a result we become curious about its contents. But to feel curiosity, we have to be conscious that something`s being hidden.

George Low


The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.

Samuel Johnson


It is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it to be.

Carl Sagan


Even the greatest intellects are prisoners of the age in which they live.

Keith Devlin


It`s thinking you know that stops you from knowing.

Steve Maraboli


The more civilized we become, the more relatively ignorant must each individual be of the facts on which the working of his civilization depends.

Friedrich Hayek

There is only one good, that is, knowledge, and only one evil, that is, ignorance.



Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.

John Bates Clark

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning


All men by nature desire to know.


Human knowledge is doubling every ten years. In the past decade, more scientific knowledge has been created than in all of human history.

Michio Kaku

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.

Ernest Renan


An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.

Nicholas Murray Butler


An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France

A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being, whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge.

Samuel Johnson


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