Do you need knowledge to create? Unfortunately, creation of the new
does not come out of nothing, although too much knowledge can be as big a
block as too little. Knowledge is a drug which gives us little until we
use it. And the best use is knowledge is in the creation of new knowledge.
curiosity, education, on experts*, exploration, learning*, science, truth*
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.
Scientific apparatus offers a
window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more
time washing the windows.
Knowledge itself is power.
It is what we think we know that keeps us from learning.
I am not young enough to know everything.
James M. Barrie
It is better to know nothing than to know what aint so.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignoranceit is the illusion of
Daniel J. Boorstin
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for
knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what
he is not saying.
G. K. Chesterton
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a
thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge.
To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one
doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to
confess your ignorance.
Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one,
Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
All true knowledge contradicts common sense.
I have been impressed with the urgency of
doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we
Leonardo Da Vinci
Knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of this saying will keep on creating,
ambitiously, till they have stunned their native initiative and made their
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert
that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of
Truth and Knowledge is
shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting
itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant
beauty, which our dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive
forms--this knowledge, this feeling, is at the centre of true religiousness. In
this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly
The more I learn, the more I realize I dont know.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Information is not knowledge.
We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of
schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of
darkness surrounding it.
The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is
inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in
knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot
Mans fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human
knowledge and happiness.
Morris Leopold Ernst
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.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge
that is idle.
And what word is knowledge but a shadow of wordless
Belief is not the beginning of
knowledge it is the end.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He who knows what he is told must know a lot of things that are not so.
The origin of all science is the desire to know causes, and the origin of
all false science is the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or,
which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
The majority of people have no
understanding of the things with which they daily meet, nor, when
instructed, do they have any right knowledge of them, although to themselves
they seem to have.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the
privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
To know all things is not permitted.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to
be out of danger?
Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life.
The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
What feeling, knowledge or will man has depends in the last resort upon what
imagination he has.
We live in an excessively conscious age; we know so much, we feel so
D. H. Lawrence
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we
cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne
To know one thing, you must know the opposite just as much, else you dont
know that one thing.
The gulf between knowledge and truth is infinite.
Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise:
so say the most ancient and most modern serpents.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Knowledge has three degrees--opinion, science, illumination. The means or
instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third,
What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.
Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself.
Ignorance is the curse of God,
Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
The larger the island of knowledge, the greater the shoreline of wonder.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
Your knowledge has limits but your
imagination does not.
It is a nuisance that knowledge can only be acquired by hard work.
W. Somerset Maugham
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
For all the talk you hear about knowledge being such a wonderful
thing, instinct is worth forty of it for real
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not
know is a disease.
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.
Fools act on imagination without knowledge. Pedants act on knowledge without
William Arthur Ward
In a sense, knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows: for details are swallowed up
Alfred North Whitehead
Education is an admirable thing, but it is as well to remember from time to
time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.