Best 5 613 of Knowledge quotes - MyQuotes
Edgar Allan Poe
Ah, not in knowledge is happiness, but in the acquisition of knowledge! In forever knowing, we are forever blessed; but to know all, were the curse of a fiend.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
It's not a good idea to take a forecast from someone wearing a tie. If possible, tease people who take themselves and their knowledge too seriously.
They do not learn, fixed in their ways as they are. You are naïve to think otherwise. It’s an illness, Assassin, for which there is but one cure.’ ‘You’re wrong. And that’s why you must be put to rest.’ ‘Am I not unlike those precious books you seek to save? A source of knowledge with which you disagree? Yet you’re rather quick to steal my life.’ ‘A small sacrifice to save many. It is necessary.
People too often tolerate uncertainty prior to taking action; worse, some people believe that omniscience or infallibility are prerequisites for being certain, so they conclude that certainty (and therefore knowledge) is never possible. To any person who proclaims that "you can never be certain of anything", ask them: "are you sure?" and watch what happens.
The will to love, the desire to help, and an open mind with gratitude can unlock the door to eternal happiness.
Shreeom Surye Shiva
Shreeom Surye Shiva's work in founding Vedic Vedantic science is very much steeped in that ancient tradition, but his work is also very much imbued with the spirit of modern science and shares its commitment to direct experience and empirical testing as the foundation and criteria of all knowledge. For this reason, and other reasons to be considered below, it is also appropriately called a science. The name “Vedic Science” thus indicates both the ancient traditional origins of this body of knowledge and the modern commitment to experience, system, testability, and the demand that knowledge be useful in improving the quality of human life. The founders of the truth love of living foundation and World Pashupatinath foundation is based on ancient Vedic tradition discovered the capability of the human mind to settle into a state of deep silence while remaining awake, and therein to experience a completely unified, simple, and unbounded state of awareness, called pure consciousness, which is quite distinct from our ordinary waking, sleeping, or dreaming states of consciousness. In that deep silence, they discovered the capability of the mind to become identified with a boundless, all-pervading, unified field that is experienced as an eternal continuum underlying all existence.
Alain De Botton
Curiosity takes ignorance seriously, and is confident enough to admit when it does not know. It is aware of not knowing, and it sets out to do something about it
Knowledge is more a matter of learning than of the exercise of absolute judgment. Learning requires time, and in time the situation dealt with, as well as the learner, undergoes change.
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. And all that cometh is vanity.
...the world's filled with things I don't know about.
History is valuable, to begin with, because it is true; and this, though not the whole of its value, is the foundation and condition of all the rest. That all knowledge, as such, is in some degree good, would appear to be at least probable; and the knowledge of every historical fact possesses this element of goodness, even if it posses no other.
You wander. You work nearly every job known to man, it seems, only to arrive at the wonderings of philosophy.
When you perceive through your senses, the object may be, of the outside world, but you see the object, inside of you, in your awareness field.
Earning is a product of learning. You're only one letter away from earning more.
Understanding has more value than knowledge.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
The only absolute knowledge attainable by man is that life is meaningless.
There is only one law of Nature-the second law of thermodynamics-which recognises a distinction between past and future more profound than the difference of plus and minus. It stands aloof from all the rest. ... It opens up a new province of knowledge, namely, the study of organisation; and it is in connection with organisation that a direction of time-flow and a distinction between doing and undoing appears for the first time.
One of the dumbest things you were ever taught was to write what you know. Because what you know is usually dull. Remember when you first wanted to be a writer? Eight or ten years old, reading about thin-lipped heroes flying over mysterious viny jungles toward untold wonders? That's what you wanted to write about, about what you didn't know. So. What mysterious time and place don't we know?" [Remember This: Write What You Don't Know (New York Times Book Review, December 31, 1989)]
R. D. Laing
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
At its most dynamic, faith evolves into powerful applicable knowledge.
Only the man who thinks himself a fool is as wise as he thinks.
The world honors you for being intelligent, the universe rewards you for being wise.
A purpose directed disciplined action always bring success.
An assembly is extra slow in taking actions.
To be a great warrior is not enough. Flesh and blood, however skilled, can be destroyed... you must be more than just a man in minds of your opponents.
If there is anything the leaders in the society or the nations must take note of is to know the importance of justice.
How strange! A dog is more humane than a human is.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The knowledge of God is beginning of wisdom.
You may have good skills and better knowledge, but it is your attitude that will bring people closer to you.
The most important discoveries will provide answers to questions that we do not yet know how to ask and will concern objects we have not yet imagined.
O Heavenly Children, the stories you have concocted in God's name have angered Him; for he would never instigate war between brothers, or encourage tribes to harbor resentment towards one another. He prefers the man who loves over the one who hates. And the man who spreads kindness, peace and knowledge, over the one who spreads lies, fear and terror — and misuses His name.
The study of taxonomy in its broadest sense is probably the oldest branch of biology or natural history as well as the basis for all the other branches, since the first step in obtaining any knowledge of things about us is to discriminate between them and to learn to recognize them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
The world’s greatest classroom has no walls: nature.
R. N. Prasher
As the dew drop slides down the leaf to wet the soil, they call it "fall in love". Yet, do we know the way up from the way down?
Thomas De Quincey
All parts of knowledge have their origin in metaphysics, and finally, perhaps, revolve into it.
It seems to me that philosophers should be more relaxed about whether or not some form of materialism is true.
When Africa suffers the Middle East suffers, when the Middle East suffers Asia suffers, when Asia suffers Europe suffers, when Europe suffers America suffers, and when America suffers the world suffers. What you learn from black people you won’t learn from white people. What you learn from white people you won’t learn from black people. What you learn from one people you won’t learn from another people. What you learn from an enlightened people teach to all people.
Charles Caleb Colton
A man who knows the world will not only make the most of everything he does know, but of many things he does not know, and will gain more credit by his adroit mode of hiding his ignorance than the pedant by his awkward attempt to exhibit his erudition.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Realization is not knowledge about the universe, but the living experience of the nature of the universe. Until we have such living experience, we remain dependent on examples, and subject to their limits.
Remember, always, that everything you know, and everything everyone knows, is only a model. Get your model out there where it can be viewed. Invite others to challenge your assumptions and add their own.
To turn down knowledge is to resign to ignorance.
A wrong choice thwarts God’s original intention
Looking for someone to hear you and your desired message of change? Do not open with insults, attacks and attitude pointed at the people that might be able to help make that change.
Some problems are imaginary and not real.
But often, in the world's most crowded streets, But often, in the din of strife, There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life; A thirst to spend our fire and restless force In tracking out our true, original course.
He shall rule, whom they look not for that dwell upon the earth, and the fowls shall take their flight away together:
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.