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    Quotations about Knowledge

    • Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
      The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
      quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson, by Samuel Johnson
    • Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
      quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson, by Samuel Johnson
    • People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
      The Way of Lao-tzu, by Lao Tzu
    • Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
      Berenice, by Edgar Allan Poe
    • His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
    • There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
    • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
    • There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
      from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, by Socrates
    • Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
      Trachiniae, by Sophocles
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