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The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield,
        Sybil (bk. I, ch. V)

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
      - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Information is not knowledge.
      - Albert Einstein

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
      - Albert Einstein

We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know.
      - Albert Einstein

He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come to these enchantments, is the rich and royal man.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge exists to be imparted.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        Letters and Social Aims--Quotation and Originality

Knowledge is the antidote to fear,--
  Knowledge, Use and Reason, with its higher aids.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        Society and Solitude--Courage

There is no knowledge that is not power.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        Society and Solitude--Old Age

Knowledge will not be acquired without pains and application. It is troublesome and deep, digging for pure waters; but when once you come to the spring, they rise up and meet you.
      - Felton

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
      - Enrico Fermi

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
      - Benjamin Franklin

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
      - Sigmund Freud

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
      - Kahlil Gibran

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
      - Kahlil Gibran,
        A Handful of Sand on the Shore

Those only who know little, can be said to know anything. The greater the knowledge the greater the doubt.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
  [Lat., Eigentlich weiss man nur wenn man wenig weiss; mit dem Wissen wachst des Zweifel.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Spruche in Prosa

What we do not understand we do not possess.
  [Ger., Was man nicht versteht, besitzt man nicht.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Spruche in Prosa

Who can direct, when all pretend to know?
      - Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller (l. 64)

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
      - Baltasar Gracian (used pseudonym Lorenzo Gracian)

We live by information, not by sight.
      - Baltasar Gracian (used pseudonym Lorenzo Gracian)

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