Quotes about Knowledge

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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

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

Francis Bacon

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Democritus

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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

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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

You can get into a habit of thought in which you enjoy making fun of all those other people who don`t see things as clearly as you do. We have to guard carefully against it.

Carl Sagan

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