The 120 Best Quotes On Knowledge

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.―Socrates

Knowledge is defined as an understanding of or information about a subject that you get by experience or study. Knowledge can be acquired in many different ways and from many sources, including but not limited to perception, reason, memory, testimony, scientific inquiry, education, and practice.

Here is a selection of some of the most inspiring quotes about knowledge and learning. Quotes and sayings about knowledge in english. Short quotes on knowledge & wisdom. Knowledge quotes for students.

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Quotes and Sayings about Knowledge

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

一Socrates

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

一Nicolaus Copernicus

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.

一Lao Tzu

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

一George Bernard Shaw

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

一Thomas Jefferson

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.


To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

一Marilyn vos Savant

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

一Carl Jung

The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.

一Giacomo Leopardi

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.

一B. B. King

The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.

一David Bailey

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.


The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

一Confucius

Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.

一Alan Moore

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

一Miles Kington

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

一Maya Angelou

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

一Epictetus

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

一Robertson Davies

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

一Marcus Garvey

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.

一L. Frank Baum

The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes.

一Avicenna

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

一Henry Ford

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.

一Kurt Vonnegut

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.

一Vincent Van Gogh

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.

一Mark Twain

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

一Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.

一Louis L'Amour

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

一Albert Einstein

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

一Benjamin Franklin

Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.

一Pericles

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.

一Jim Rohn

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

一John Locke

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.

一David Bohm

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

一Anton Chekhov

To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness.

一Ursula K. Le Guin

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.

一Confucius

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

一Kofi Annan

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

一Socrates

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

一Plato

Giving a poor person money keeps them poorer longer...often forever; give them knowledge instead.

一Robert Kiyosaki

What is now proved was once only imagined.

一William Blake

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.

一William Inge

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

一Jim Rohn

Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.

一Dan Brown

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

一Peter Drucker

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.


Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.

一Alexandre Dumas

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

一Isaac Asimov

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

一Herodotus

Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.

一Eoin Colfer

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

一Albert Einstein

The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.

一Richard Cecil

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

一Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

一Margaret Fuller

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

一Horace Mann

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

一Daniel J. Boorstin

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.

一Immanuel Kant

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

一Socrates

It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

一Margaret Mitchell

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

一Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.

一Rick Riordan

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

一Dalai Lama

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

一Will Durant

Love of learning is the most necessary passion... in it lies our happiness. It's a sure remedy for what ails us, an unending source of pleasure.

一Emilie du Chatelet

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

一Isaac Asimov

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

一Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A little Learning is a dangerous Thing.

一Alexander Pope

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.

一John Archibald Wheeler

One of the ways to learn is to know when you're making failures.

一Robert Genn

It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.

一Hilary Mantel

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

一Confucius

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.

一Isaac Newton

Knowledge has a beginning but no end.

一Geeta Iyengar

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.

一Howard Nemerov

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

一Bertrand Russell

Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.

一Bram Stoker

Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self-confidence you will have.

一Brian Tracy

Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

一Hermann Hesse

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

一Plato

To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.

一Lao Tzu

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

一Anonymous

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

一Anais Nin

Knowledge is power. And you need power in this world. You need as many advantages as you can get.

一Ellen DeGeneres

Information is not knowledge.

一Albert Einstein

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

一Charles Morgan

All knowledge hurts.

一Cassandra Clare

Knowledge is the life of the mind.

一Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (RA)

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

一Lao Tzu

Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.


Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.

一C. JoyBell C.

Knowledge is life with wings.

一William Blake

When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.

一Kahlil Gibran

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.

一John Naisbitt

Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

一Russell T. Davies

How much knowledge you gain depends on your willingness to learn.

一Anonymous

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.

一Sigmund Freud

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

一Thomas Fuller

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

一Hermann Hesse

We can have all the knowledge in the world, but it means nothing without the wisdom to know what to do with it.

一Marie Osmond

Then why do you want to know? Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.

一Umberto Eco

That knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true knowledge, all else is only a negation of knowledge.

一Ramakrishna

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

一Carl Sagan

There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.

一Buddha

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

一Oscar Wilde

It is not knowledge which should come to you, it is you who should come to the knowledge.

一Imam Malik

All men by nature desire to know.

一Aristotle

Knowledge with action converts adversity into prosperity.

一A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!

一J.K. Rowling

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

一Helen Keller

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

一Hippocrates

Self-confidence results, first, from exact knowledge; second, the ability to impart that knowledge.

一Napoleon Hill

Knowledge is power. Power to do evil...or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.

一Veronica Roth

The true method of knowledge is experimentation.

一William Blake

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

一Plato

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

一Warren Buffett

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

一Theodore Roosevelt

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.

一Robin Morgan

That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it.

一Mark Twain

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

一T. S. Eliot

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