Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Knowledge.

The repository contains 38 quotes in the category “Knowledge.”
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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
1844 — 1924

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

Arthur Schopenhauer
1788 — 1860

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

Alan Alda
1936 —     

If most people said what’s on their minds, they’d be speechless.

MAD Magazine

The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: “I do not know.”

André Maurois
1885 — 1967

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr
1885 — 1962

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

James Thurber
1894 — 1961

Selected as the most confusing public statement of 2003 by Britain's Plain English Campaign:

Reports that say something hasn’t happened are interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don’t know we don’t know.

Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
1932 —     

Learn to say “I don’t know.” If used when appropriate, it will be often.

Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
1932 —     

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.

Steven Wright
1955 —     

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

The Bible

Strange how much you have to know before you know how little you know.


There is no knowledge that is not power.


If you can’t explain it simply, than you don’t know it well enough.


The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

Ralph W. Sockman
1889 — 1970

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

Isaac Asimov
1920 — 1992

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?

T. H. Huxley
1825 — 1895

Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.

African Proverb

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