Knowledge, Ignorance

"In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence."

Laurence J. Peter
Laurence J. Peter "The Peter Principle"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Incompetence plus incompetence equals incompetence."

Laurence J. Peter
Laurence J. Peter "The Peter Principle"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"First you use machines, then you wear machines, and then ...? Then you serve machines."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"By enlarging your knowledge of things, you will find your knowledge of self is enlarged."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world."

Rating: 7.38 (Number of Voters: 32)

"I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

Rating: 6.28 (Number of Voters: 25)

"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."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding and understanding is not wisdom."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose it's purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge, and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe, that thou mayest understand."

St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine of Hippo "Ioannis Evangelium"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An expert is someone who guesses right more often than you do."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is the known and there is the unknown. In between are The Doors."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Painting is very easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise."

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard "Cool Memories"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist."

Pierre Bayle
Pierre Bayle "Historical and Critical Dictionary"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I speak others' minds only to speak my own the more."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you can't make knowledge your servant, make it your friend."

Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian "The Art of Worldly Wisdom"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two."

John Cheever
John Cheever "John Cheever: The Journals"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you don't have a passport."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)