Quotes about Knowledge


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

John Bates Clark

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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

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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


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


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