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And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. [John 8:32]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. [King Solomon]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing so many things that ain't so.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.

Author: Henry Bolingbroke (1678-1751)

Profession: British Politician

Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.

Author: Grant M. Bright

Profession: British-Born American Engineer

To me the charm of an encyclopedia is that it knows and I needn't.

Author: Francis Yeats Brown


To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it.

Author: Mark Caine


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Author: Sandara Carey


I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.

Author: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Profession: British Writer, Mathematician

There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: ''Where was I before I was born.'' In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Profession: American Anthropologist, Author

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author