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KNOWLEDGE
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The mind of man is this world's true dimension; and knowledge is the measure of the mind.
      - Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, Lord Brooke

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
      - Joseph Hall

Knowledge is the parent of love; wisdom, love itself.
      - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

Knowledge partakes of infinity; it widens with our capacities: the higher we mount in it, the vaster and more magnificent are the prospects it stretches out before us.
      - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

The first step to self-knowledge is self-distrust. Nor can we attain to any kind of knowledge, except by a like process.
      - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

The first step to all self-knowledge is self-distrust. Nor can we attain any kind of knowledge, except by a like process.
      - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare, Guesses at Truth
         (p. 454)

Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus

Knowledge is folly, except grace guide it.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
      - Hermann Hesse

One cannot know everything.
  [Lat., Nec scire fas est omnia.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (IV, 4, 22)

If you know anything better than this candidly impart it; if not, use this with me.
  [Lat., Si quid novisti rectius istis.
    Candidus imperti, si non, his utere mecum.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 6, 67)

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
      - Thomas Henry Huxley, Collected Essays
         (vol. 3)

No one is ever old enough to know better.
      - Holbrook Jackson

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
      - Holbrook Jackson, Anatomy of Bibliomania
         (vol. 1)

Every human being whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterwards propagate itself.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want of hourly assistance.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

The seeds of knowledge may be planted in solitude, but must be cultivated in public.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        Boswell's Life of Johnson

A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        Boswell's Life of Johnson
         (conversation on Saturday, July 30, 1763)

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        Rasselas (ch. XIII)

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

This precept descended from Heaven: know thyself.
  [Lat., E coelo descendit nosce te ipsum.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (XI, 27)

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog.
      - Franz Kafka


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