Quotes about Knowledge


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

Roger Bacon

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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

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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

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


In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Desiderius Erasmus

Examinations are formidable things, even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

Charles Caleb Colton


I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.

Sam Harris

I will be mute, and thou shalt guide my steps
Into the covert from the public road,
Till I have learned their drift. A prudent man
Will ever shape his course by what he learns.



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