Knowledge, Ignorance

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "A Study in Scarlet"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing; yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't."

Mignon McLaughin
Mignon McLaughin "The Neurotic's Notebook"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much."

Enid Bagnold
Enid Bagnold "Autobiography"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You know nothing till you know all; which is the reason we never know any thing."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Knowledge is the most democratic source of power."

Alvin Toffler
Alvin Toffler "The Democratic Difference"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become."

Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I hate books; they only teach us to talk about what we don't know."

Rousseau-Jean-Jacques "Emile, or Education"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Where facts are few, experts are many."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Empirical knowledge is exclusively a knowledge of probabilities."

Clarence Irving Lewis
Clarence Irving Lewis "Mind and the World-Order"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Knowledge is consciousness of reality. Reality is the sum of the laws that govern nature and of the causes from which they flow."

Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)
Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Chance is only the measure of our ignorance."

Henri Poincare
Henri Poincare "The Foundations of Science"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about "and"."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is only error,
And death is knowledge."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything. "

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge is power, knowledge shared is power lost."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used, till they are seasoned."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge that stops at what it does not know is perfect."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What you don't know would make a great book."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)