Quotes about Knowledge


Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labour; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.

Samuel Johnson

Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land.

The Next Karate Kid (movie)

Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally convenient strategies. With either we dispense with the need for reflection.

Henri Poincaré


Wonder [...] is the seed of knowledge.

Francis Bacon


It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.

Richard Dawkins


The things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.

Roger Bacon

Doubt grows with knowledge.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

Richard Feynman


It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.

Carl Sagan

Man`s greatest asset is the unsettled mind.

Isaac Asimov


Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is drowned in ignorance.

William E. Channing

Men should strive to think much and know little.



Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

Robert G. Ingersoll


Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.

Bertrand Russell

If you want to stay in for the long haul, and lead a life that is free from illusions either propagated by you or embraced by you, then I suggest you learn to recognize and avoid the symptoms of the zealot and the person who knows he is right.

Christopher Hitchens


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