Quotes about Knowledge


We are designed by evolution to be "informavores", epistemically hungry seekers of information, in an endless quest to improve our purchase on the world, the better to make decisions about our subjectively open future.

Daniel Dennett

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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking.

Jerry Seinfeld

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn`t know.

Mark Twain

Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.

Terry Pratchett


The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.

Chuck Palahniuk


Most people don`t know what they`re doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.

George Carlin

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It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.

Mark Twain

Understanding wasn`t always necessary, as long as you believed.

Dean Koontz

The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.

Huang Po


Knowledge is power, guard it well.

Warhammer 40,000

A suspicious mind is a healthy mind.

Warhammer 40,000

The greatest obstacle to knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Life is not all about planning and shaping, but about not knowing, and being okay with that. It’s about learning to take the moment that comes and make the best of it, without any idea of what’s going to happen next.

Katrina Kenison

We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events. Overconfidence is fed by the illusory certainty of hindsight.

Daniel Kahneman

There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice.

Mitch Albom


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