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Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.

Author: Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

Profession: French Founder of Positivist Philosophy

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

You can't know too much, but you can say too much.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet