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Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.

Author: David Cronenberg (1943)

Profession: Canadian Filmmaker

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.

Author: Ralph J. Cudworth (1617-1688)

Profession: British Theologian, Philosopher

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

Author: Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Profession: French Painter, Sculptor

Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.

Author: Sir John Denham (1615-1668)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

Author: Meister Eckhart (1260-1326)

Profession: German Mystic

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

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist