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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein

I am convinced that knowledge is power – to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles and to make better decisions.― Ben Carson

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”― Socrates

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.” ― Howard Nemerov

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ― Anaïs Nin

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” 
― Carl Sagan

Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” ― Alan Moore

The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.” ― Frederick Lewis Donaldson

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” ― Will Durant

You can’t know, you can only believe – or not.” ― C.S. Lewis

The knowledge of all things is possible” ― Leonardo da Vinci

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.” ― Charles Darwin

Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.” 
― Wil Zeus,

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” ― Lao Tzu

The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought.” ― Dan Brown

Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are acculated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life!” ― Allan Rufus

Because there are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli

Small minds have always lashed out at what they don’t understand.” ― Dan Brown

You can only be afraid of what you think you know.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.” ― Mark Twain

Then why do you want to know? Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.” ― Umberto Eco

Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.” ― Terry Goodkind

Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base.” ― Dan Brown

The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― John Locke

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” ― Gertrude Stein

Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.” ― Bill Bullard

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” ― Immanuel Kant

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.” ― Clarence Darrow

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” ― Carl R. Rogers

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

Knowledge is a better weapon than a sword.” ― Patricia Briggs

Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?” ― Terence McKenna

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” ― Samuel Johnson

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