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Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Knowledge is the only elegance.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

The mark of a well educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them.

Author: Douglas Everett

Profession: American Hockey Player

Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

Author: Austin Farrar

Profession:

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Author: Martin H. Fischer

Profession:

For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.

Author: James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

Profession: British Poet

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country!

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.

Author: J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

Profession: American Oil Tycoon, Billionaire