100 Motivational & Wise Quotes About Knowledge That Make You Yearn For More

There is no limit to knowledge and from the time we are born till we die, we are continuously gaining and expanding our horizon of awareness and understanding. Moreover, it is not that the knowledge we get can be distinguished as useful and useless, hence, we cannot shy away from it under any circumstance.

Sometimes, we hanker after it to acquire it, while there are moments when without even knowing we get touched by it. It makes us wise and helps us get a better view of things, molding our opinion.�

Knowledge can never lose its luster and increases as we share it with people around us. It is not something to be kept hidden from the world; rather, if you gained some awareness you should make it a point that it is spread far and wide. Only then the purpose of knowledge is served and that is how we learn more. Had everyone who had some sort of wisdom and not shared it with anyone then it would have died with them. Here is a string of quotes about knowledge which people have said and we take pride in sharing it further.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

- Elbert Hubbard

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.

- Langston Hughes

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

- Socrates

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

- Mark Twain

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

- Albert Einstein

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.

- The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

- Maya Angelou

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

- John Locke

Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.

- Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.

- The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.

- The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

- Daniel J. Boorstin

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.

- Howard Nemerov

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think

- Socrates

It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.

- Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

All knowledge hurts.

- City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.

- C. JoyBell C.

I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!

- J.K. Rowling

Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself! (from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)

- Russell T. Davies

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

- Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend, Hermann Hesse

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.

- The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan

Knowledge is power. Power to do evil...or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.

- Allegiant, Veronica Roth

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care

- Theodore Roosevelt

The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.

- Giacomo Leopardi

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

- V for Vendetta, Alan Moore

It takes a very long time to become young.

- Pablo Picasso

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

- Isaac Asimov

A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

- Jane Austen

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.

- Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

- Ronald E. Osborn

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

- Alfred Tennyson

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.

- Alexander Pope

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

- The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

- Tempest-Tost, Robertson Davies

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

- The Way to Wealth: Ben Franklin on Money and Success, Benjamin Franklin

Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.

- Janet Fitch

It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don't know everything.

- Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith

It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

What is now proved was once only imagined.

- William Blake

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

- Sermons of Meister Eckhart, Meister Eckhart

Don't fuck with an English major. They keep lots of useless crap trapped in their heads. Once in a while they let some of it out and it bites you square on the ass.

- Divine By Mistake, P.C. Cast

Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

- Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy

You can't know, you can only believe - or not.

- C.S. Lewis

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

- Confucius

The knowledge of all things is possible

- Leonardo da Vinci

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

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

- William Blake

To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.

- Lao Tzu

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

- James Madison

Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual.

- أبو حامد الغزالي

That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it.

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

- Ezra Pound

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

- Gertrude Stein

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.

- Abigail Adams

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.

- The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

All men by nature desire knowledge.

- On Man in the Universe, Aristotle

Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

- Horace Mann

A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.

- An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope

Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.

- Frank Herbert

Belief is the wound that knowledge heals.

- The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.

- Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant

I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.

- Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick.

- The Heroes, Joe Abercrombie

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.

- Audre Lorde

I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: ‘Have you HEARD THIS?

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

What an author doesn't know could fill a book.

- Lucinda's Secret, Holly Black

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

- The Republic, Plato

Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.

- Terry Goodkind

The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.

- Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements, Malcolm X

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

- The Complete Essays, Michel de Montaigne

The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.

- Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

She said we all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearable.

- The Sandman, Neil Gaiman

Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

- The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce

I don't pretend to know everything; I just only speak on matters I know I'll win.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

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

- Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant

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

- The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown

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

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

- Voltaire

Valuing knowledge above all else results in a lust for power, and that leads men into dark and empty places.

- Divergent, Veronica Roth

Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!

- The Works Of Robert G. Ingersoll, Robert G. Ingersoll

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

- Carl R. Rogers

The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.

- Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein

No one knows anything, really. It's all rented, or borrowed.

- Ian McEwan

I don't understand a thing about this world: about people, and why they do the things they do. The more I find out, the more I uncover, the more I know, the less I understand.

- Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.

- Leonardo's Notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci

Knowledge is a better weapon than a sword.

- Raven's Shadow, Patricia Briggs

The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

- Some Thoughts Concerning Education, John Locke

Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).

- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Stephen R. Covey

To light a candle is to cast a shadow...

- A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin

I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

So runs my dream, but what am I? An infant crying in the night An infant crying for the light And with no language but a cry.

- In Memoriam, Alfred Tennyson

The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.

- Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar

To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.

- Gautama Buddha

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

- The History of Rasselas, Samuel Johnson

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

- Terence McKenna

Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle.

- G.K. Chesterton

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