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Find William Shakespeare on Wisdom & Knowledge books & products @ Amazon. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.


There are many gems of wisdom and knowledge throughout the Bible. Here are just a few examples of the words of wisdom which can be found in God’s word. If someone wanted to study the concept of wisdom in-depth in the Bible, then starting with the book of Proverbs is recommended. Proverbs was mostly written by Solomon, the man to whom the Bible says God gave great wisdom.

15 Of My Favorite Scripture Passages on Wisdom

Job 12:12 “With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.”

Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth  forever.”

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

Proverbs 4:5-7Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Proverbs 11:2He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.”

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

Proverbs 14:8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.”

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”

Proverbs 29:15“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.”

James 1:5 , 6If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

The Bible says in Psalm 1 that a person who meditates on God’s Word will be blessed. The wisdom of the Bible will help guide a person to avoid wrong friends and influences. Meditating—memorizing, studying and thinking about—brings the promise of being like a tree planted by a river. The person will have the life-giving nourishment that God provides through His Word. A further promise to that person is that God will guide their way in life.

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Sources:  Song Above All by Michael W. Smith; The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)

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These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny knowledge quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more love quotes on.

300 Knowledge Quotes That Will Bring You True Wisdom

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Knowledge and Wisdom Quotes

This is a page of quotes that we have come across in our work that we find inspiring, especially in the context of effective knowledge management and the wise application of knowledge. We give due author credit, where known, but some quotes are unknown to us, but very good.

The list of quotes will grow by the week from January 2010, one by one,so please keep informed. We hope you will also find some inspiration and some deeper insights. Let's start:

July 2012

“When you know better you do better.” ― Maya Angelou

February 2012

1. Knowledge cannot be shared but arises perpetually in action. Knowledge is the process of relating...Esko Kilpi

January 2012

1. With an abundance of free information on the web, 'attention' becomes the scarce resource.

2. Technology is now empowering the young people around the world to question everything that we thought to be true...GBG University

December 2011

1. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious - Carl Jung

November 2011

1. Knowledge empowers you to change how the world works.

2. When the solution is simple God is answering - Einstein

September 2011

1. Wisdom begins with the dawn of reason, an understanding of the knowledge and principles whereby we may know the true meaning of things.

2. Pure learning is of no use unless it is backed by action. Otherwise we create dreamers rather than men and women of purposeful achievement.

May 2011

1. I love talking about nothing.It's the only thing I know anything about - Oscar Wilde

2. "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also." - Carl Jung

April 2011

1. We can predict the future of knowledge work by redesigning it now. Ron Young

2."Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world." Albert Einstein

3. "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." William James

4. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”

Lao Tzu

5. Knowledge is a life long companion

6. All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

Immanuel Kant

February 2011

1. "Knowledge is the endless pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty" Professor Nonaka

2. Our knowledge mantra is 'know and apply what you know the best, and link to the best of the rest' Ron Young

January 2011

1. “There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.”...Friedrich Nietzsche

December 2010

1. When we know it, you'll know it...CNN

November 2010

1. Knowledge is a life long companion

October 2010

1. "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"...Peter Drucker

2. He who knows others is learned, he who knows himself is wise. Hindu proverb

3. "Innovation is the process that translates knowledge into economic growth and social well being" ...Australian Research Council

4. "Knowledge is better than riches since knowledge guards you whereas you have to guard riches. Knowledge governs while riches are governed. Riches diminish with spending but knowledge increases therewith". . .Ali abu Abi Tabb

5. What is most important is the knowledge of how to apply knowledge...Ron Young

6. Produce extraordinary results through the wise application of knowledge...Ron Young

7. "The geography of wealth is being reshaped by our tools"...Kevin Kelly, New Rules for the New Economy

August 2010

1. Education is the key to the survival of the human race

2. A stable system, whether it's a society or an ecology, doesn't change readily; it's committed to the status quo

3. No matter how hard you may plan, life has a plan for you

4. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value" - Einstein

July 2010

1. If habits are thousands of times stronger than desires, what chance has a KM vision unless we can change our knowledge working routines?

2. Always remember the simplicity of wisdom in our world of complex knowledge...Ron Young

3. Once you put a label to something, you separate it, and it loses its authentic place in the whole.

June 2010

1. 'Every successful business starts out as a movie in someone's mind'.

2. "The web has fundamentally changed the economics of knowledge".

3. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle teaches 'when you change the way you look at something, the thing you look at changes in response'.

4. Intuition is the faculty of knowing before you think.

5. Every day millions of people use Twitter to create, share and discover information.

6. Our experiences colour what we know

7. Responsibility means the ability to have a creative response to the situation as it is now

May 2010

1. "I never understand why some people think writing is dismal. To me, its a love letter to the world".

2. "The practical dreamers have always been, and always will be, the pattern-makers of civilisation".

3. "We have harnessed the ether, and made it serve as a means of instantaneous communication with any part of the world".

4. "On principle-centred KM, principles will apply at all times and in all places. They are timeless, they uplift, they ennoble and they inspire us"...Ron Young

April 2010

1. "Some see things as they are and ask why? Others dream things that never were and ask why not?" - George Bernard Shaw

2. "I don't believe, I know" - Carl Jung

3. "A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle" Kahlil Gibran

4. "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life." - Sandara Carey

5. “All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.” Arthur Aufderheide

6. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle(384 BC - 322 BC)Greek Philosopher

7. "To succeed in this economy organizations must transform themselves from knowledge-hoarding hierarchies to knowledge-sharing networks" Art Murray

8. "An ideal is an idea you have just fallen in love with" James Allen

9. "What gets rewarded gets done" Jack Welch

March 2010

1. "The only thing that gives an organization a competitive edge, the only thing that is sustainable, is what it knows, how it uses what it knows and how fast it can know something new!”- Larry Prusak

2. "Learning inside must be equal to or greater than change outside the organization - or the organization is in decline and may not survive" - Jack Welch

3. 'Relation and connection are not somewhere and sometimes, but everywhere and always' Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. 'In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others' Deuteronomy Rabbah

5. 'Truth is the highest and most perfect thought'

February 2010

1. The greatest business of life is thinking. The greatest events of an age are its best thoughts...Bovee

2. What can be done through the web, will be done through the web...Ron Young

3. Learning is not compulsory, neither is survival...W Edwards Deming

4. The study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure

5. The hardest work is to succeed in bringing about the right mental attitude

6. There is a great difference between simply thinking, and directing our thoughts 'consciously, systematically and constructively'.

7. Knowledge is Unity. Ignorance is diversity...Swami Vivekananda

8. LUCK is a good acronym for 'Labouring under Certain Knowledge'

9. Only that which we do ignorantly we ought to do knowingly, and better.

10. Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

January 2010

1. Wisdom is timeless and doesn't change, knowledge changes over time...Ron Young

2. The greatest knowledge you can gain is knowledge of the Truth

3. If only I knew then what I know now

4. In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed...Charles Darwin

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quotes of wisdom and knowledge

Having reached a point in life where my years of adventure and romance seem well behind me, I often tell people that now I’m “in it” for the wisdom. Which accounts for my interest in locating the best insights to be found on the subject.

In my fairly comprehensive investigation, I probably reviewed something like 1,000 sayings on just what constitutes its essence. And in the process I eliminated the great bulk of them. Some frankly seemed more obscure, or mysterious, than wise. Some were just too simplistic or mundane. And some, to me at least, downright misguided. Others seemed self-contradictory, even though many of the best quotes on the subject are definitely paradoxical (such as wisdom’s having more to do with asking the right questions than providing the right answers).

Still other quotes talked about how wisdom related (positively or negatively) to other qualities, such as power, courage, cowardice, or greed. But because ultimately the point they made had much more to do with these qualities than with wisdom, I didn’t see including them as sufficiently justified. Additionally, many said wise things on various topics but not really about wisdom itself. And finally, some were humorous but not particularly insightful (and certainly not very profound). Such as one author who quipped: “Some men are wise and some are otherwise (!).” Or another who (punning in the same vein) opined: “We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.”

What was most interesting to discover was that many of the best things ever said on wisdom were voiced many times over. And doubtless, this is no coincidence. There’s a universal understanding of the concept that transcends time and place. And while I didn’t want be excessively redundant—and did, in fact, eliminate many “repeating quotes” whose expression seemed less forceful or eloquent than others—I intentionally retained several of these intimately linked quotes in order to sufficiently represent each of wisdom’s major themes. Another purpose I hoped to achieve was emphasizing that wisdom, like truth, is singular. Its articulation may vary but it’s yet unchanging and immortal.

This is why what was said over two thousand years ago—by ancient philosophers, playwrights, and statesmen—might well be repeated by writers today, even though they might be totally unaware that their insights have countless historical precedents.

Although quite a few of the quotes in this collection are originative, that’s probably more the exception than the rule. So, as much as tenable, I’ve endeavored to group by motif many of quotes that follow. Here are the most common wisdom themes I encountered:

  • Wisdom can’t be acquired simply through reading books; knowledge is one thing, wisdom quite another.
  • Wise people continue to doubt themselves (and that’s part of what makes them wise).
  • Wisdom is positively related to happiness.
  • Wisdom must be distinguished from mere cleverness (which frequently “poses” as wisdom).
  • Wise people talk less, are silent more, and listen more than those lacking wisdom.
  • Wisdom is a function of time and experience (which are prerequisites to it).
  • Wisdom derives more from mistakes and failures than from success.
  • Wisdom has as its antonyms foolishness or folly . . . but not always.
  • Wisdom is antithetical to fear. In fact, it’s what enables a person to overcome fear.
  • Wise people are also humble. There’s really no such thing as someone who is both proud or arrogant and wise.
  • Wisdom, and its quest, breed kindness and compassion.

Though it’s a cliché, I hope you’ll enjoy reading (and “assimilating”) these quotes as much as I did assembling them:

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another." ~ Juvenal

"More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering". ~ Buddha

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~ Saint Augustine

"He that can compose himself is wiser than he that composes books." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone."

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." ~ Lin Yutang

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." ~ William James

"It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them." ~ Paulo Coelho

"The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." ~ Francis Bacon

"Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible". ~ Eric Hoffer

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

"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." ~ Pierre Abelard

"The wisest of the wise may err." ~ Aeschylus

"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"The wise know too well their weakness to assume infallibility; and he who knows most knows best how little he knows." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"The wisest man is he who does not believe he is wise." ~ Unknown

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance." ~ Gian Carlo Menotti

"Wisdom at times is found in folly." ~ Horace

"[So] Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom." ~ Horace

"There is no wisdom below the girdle." ~ Proverb

"No one acts more foolishly than a wise man in love." ~ Unknown

"In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it—thou art a fool." ~ Lord Chesterfield

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." ~ Elbert Hubbard

"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom." ~ James Huneker

"The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies." ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." ~ Bertran Russell

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." ~ H. L. Mencken

"Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself." ~ Tom Wilson

"Wisdom is a good purchase, though we pay dearly for it." ~ Dutch Proverb

"When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange—my youth." ~ Sara Teasdale

"Wisdom comes by disillusionment." ~ George Santayana

"Turn your wounds into wisdom." ~ Oprah Winfrey

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." ~ Confucius

"From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own." ~ Publilius Syrus

"It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself." ~ La Rochefoucauld

"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." ~ William Shakespeare

"Memory is the mother of all wisdom." ~ Aeschylus

"Wisdom is the daughter of experience." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age." ~ Proverb

"True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes." ~ Oliver Goldsmith

"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." ~ Norman Cousins

"Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning, and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom." ~ Bergen Evans

"Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future." ~ Tryon Edwards

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery." ~ Samuel Smiles

"It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss." ~ L. Estrange

"We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure." ~ Leo Buscaglia

"Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success." ~ William Saroyan

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." ~ Francis Bacon

"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything—and one's last is to come to terms with everything." ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

"The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions." ~ John A. Simone, Sr

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." ~ Naguib Mahfouz

"Cleverness is not wisdom." ~ Euripides

"An ounce of wisdom is worth a pound of wit." ~ Thomas Fuller

"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh." ~ Kahlil Gibran

"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart." ~ Charles Dickens

"There is no wisdom without love." ~  N. Sri Ram

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness." ~ Sophocles

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so, but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool." ~ Francis Bacon

"Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened." ~ Lao Tzu

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." ~ Laozi

"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom." ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek." [couldn’t resist including this one: it’s wise and commonsensical, though not really about wisdom as such] ~ Dan Rather

"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf." ~ Walter Lippman

"Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it." ~ George Santayana

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." ~ Plato

"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others." ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"Speak less, say more." ~ Unknown

"Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be." ~ Unknown

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." ~ Doug Larson

"Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone." ~ Horace

"To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal." ~ Saint Augustine

"Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it." ~ Hermann Hesse

"We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom." ~ Michel de Montaigne

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ~ Albert Einstein

"We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." ~ Marcel Proust

"No man was ever wise by chance." ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge is gained by gathering data, whereas Wisdom is earned by going through actual life experiences." ~ Master Jin Kwon

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." ~ Unknown

"The wise are only once betrayed." ~ German Proverb

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." ~ Martin Fischer

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

"Wisdom hears one thing and understands three things." ~ Chinese Proverb

"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." ~ Marilyn vos Savant

"Arrogance diminishes wisdom." ~ Arabian Proverb

"There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself." ~ William Shakespeare

"Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire." ~ Bhagavad Gita

"The highest form of wisdom is kindness." ~ The Talmud

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." ~ Theodore Rubin

"As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely." ~ Madame de Stael

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion." ~ Chinese Proverb

"Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth." ~ Voltaire

"Wisdom never lies." ~ Homer

"Wisdom is found only in truth." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives." ~ Aristophanes

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Half a man’s wisdom goes with his courage." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men." ~ Confucius

"Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit." ~ Baltasar Gracian

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it." ~ David Starr Jordan

"Being wise doth either make men our friends or discourage them from being our enemies." ~ Marquis of Halifax

"The wise learn many things from their enemies." ~ Aristophanes

"He is wise that can make a friend of a foe." ~ John Ray

"He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority." ~ William Arthur Ward

"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful, and then only for a short while." ~ Albert Einstein

"If we continue to develop out technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner." ~ Omar Bradley

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." ~ Abba Eban

[and, finally . . . ] "The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations" [ahem]." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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73 Knowledge Quotes to Inspire Learning and Increase Wisdom

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These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny knowledge quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on MindBootstrap.

Sharing knowledge quotes

Knowledge is a commodity to be shared. For knowledge to pay dividends, it should not remain the monopoly of the selected few. ~Moutasem Algharati tweet


In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it. ~Joseph L. Badaracco tweet


All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections. ~Arthur C. Aufderheide tweet


The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. ~Oscar Wilde tweet

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. ~Leo Buscaglia tweet


If you aren’t sharing knowledge, you are no different from the guy who files false workers’ compensation insurance claims. ~Jack Vinson tweet

Knowledge increases by sharing but not by saving. ~Kamari aka Lyrikal tweet


We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. ~Charles Caleb Colton tweet

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. ~Dalai Lama tweet


Sharing knowledge can seem like a burden to some, but on the contrary, it is a reflection of teamwork and leadership. tweet

Sharing your knowledge with others does not make you less important. tweet


Funny knowledge quotes

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. tweet


It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. ~Thomas Sowell tweet


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Quotes on knowledge is power

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


The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. ~Tom Clancy tweet

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


The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. ~Aristotle tweet

Knowledge is power. ~Francis Bacon tweet


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

I would encourage you: be informed – knowledge is power. ~Matt Bevin tweet


Is there anything science should not try to explain? Science is knowledge and knowledge is power – power to do good or evil. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. ~Paul Davies tweet


Knowledge is power. You can’t begin a career, for that matter even a relationship, unless you know everything there is to know about it. ~Randeep Hooda tweet


I wish I had known that education is the key. That knowledge is power. Now I pick up books and watch educational shows with my husband. I’m seeing how knowledge can elevate you. ~Mary J. Blige tweet


I feel like knowledge is power: If you know how to take care of yourself, you can be a better version of yourself. ~Miranda Kerr tweet


Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. ~Robert Staughton Lynd tweet


Kids are smart. Knowledge is power. Let them figure things out. Don’t turn into that grown-up who they won’t come to. ~Lauren Myracle tweet


Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. tweet


If the Chinese will not learn the true principles of government, all else will be useless. Knowledge is power, and although a country may be weak, still, if it possess but a modicum of knowledge, the enemy will not be able to completely overthrow it; although that country may be in danger, the race will not be extirpated. ~Zhang Zhidong tweet


Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it’s irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look. ~Conrad Burns tweet


Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person. ~Ethel Watts Mumford tweet


Quotes about knowledge and wisdom


Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. ~Miles Kington tweet


Knowledge without application is simply knowledge. Applying the knowledge to one’s life is wisdom, and that is the ultimate virtue. ~Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos tweet

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


If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. ~Rachel Carson tweet


Wisdom > knowledge > information > data. ~Shane Parrish tweet


Books may be the most valuable treasure of knowledge, but it is the human mind, that turns that knowledge into wisdom. ~Abhijit Naskar tweet

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~Jimi Hendrix tweet

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


Research; the quest for in-depth knowledge and wisdom. ~Lailah Gifty Akita tweet

Wisdom comes from making mistakes, having the courage to face them, and make adjustments moving forward based upon the knowledge acquired through those experiences. ~Ken Poirot tweet


Knowledge, you may get from books but wisdom is trapped within you, release it. ~Ismat Ahmed Shaikh tweet


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ~Will Durant tweet


Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ~Albert Einstein tweet


The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. ~Benjamin Franklin tweet


A great book can transmit years of wisdom in a few afternoons. Each sentence conveys meaning with precision and economy. A great book is a patient teacher and a deathless companion. A man with a good library has a thousand good mentors. ~The Stoic Emperor tweet


There are three characteristics of wisdom: knowledge, experience, and patience. ~Eraldo Banovac tweet


Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. ~Miles Kington tweet


Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. ~Martin Luther King Jr tweet


To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. ~Lao Tzu tweet


Money can buy you knowledge, but not the wisdom to use it wisely. ~Carew Papritz tweet


More life quotes

Imparting knowledge quotes


Teaching is not the mere imparting of knowledge but the cultivation of an inquiring mind. Jiddu Krishnamurti tweet


The mentor-mentee relationship is ideally like that of the guru and disciple: motivated by the desire of the guru to impart knowledge to the disciple. ~Vivek Wadhwa tweet


Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else… tweet


Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. ~Hermann Hesse tweet


I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time, and wisdom transcends time. ~Victoria Osteen tweet


Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men’s candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame. ~Jane Porter tweet


Quotes about knowledge and ignorance


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ~Aldous Huxley tweet


It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. ~Thomas Sowell tweet


The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin tweet


The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds. ~John F. Kennedy tweet


Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. ~Will Durant tweet


The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about. ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer tweet


Learning is easier if you are honest about your own ignorance. People want to seem in the know. They try to signal that they are intelligent and informed. This is often counterproductive. Insecurity is the enemy of learning. A master knows how to be a beginner. ~The Stoic Emperor tweet


Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance. ~William Ellery Channing tweet


The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin tweet


Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved. ~Thucydides tweet


Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. ~Confucius tweet


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


Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an active aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or laziness of mind. ~Karl Popper tweet


Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. ~Will Durant tweet


There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance. ~Buddha tweet


Knowledge quotes for students


In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo tweet


Knowledge does not consist in narrating much. Knowledge is but a light which Allah places in the heart. tweet


If you don’t keep learning, other people will pass you by. Temperament alone won’t do it – you need a lot of curiosity for a long, long time. ~Charlie Munger tweet


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~Ben Franklin tweet


Learning is not the accumulation of knowledge. Learning is movement from moment to moment. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti tweet


Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference. ~Claire Fagin tweet


The value of new knowledge is greater to the person who already knows a lot. The more effort you put in, the more you get back per unit of effort. Knowledge violates the law of diminishing returns. ~Johnny Uzan tweet


The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss tweet


My best successes came on the heels of failures. ~Barbara Corcoran tweet


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela tweet


The ability to learn, the means of learning, the tools of learning, are abundant and infinite. It’s the desire that’s incredibly scarce. ~Naval Ravikant tweet


Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. tweet


Two there are who are never satisfied – the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge. ~Rumi tweet


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. ~Alexandre Dumas tweet


Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle. tweet


The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. ~Thomas Berger tweet


Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes. ~Milton Friedman tweet


Famous knowledge quotes by famous people (Stephen Hawking, Einstein…)


Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge. ~Stephen Hawking tweet


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. ~Albert Einstein tweet


Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~Princess Diana tweet


Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. ~Dalai Lama tweet


Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein tweet


Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. ~Warren Buffett tweet


The only source of knowledge is experience. ~Albert Einstein tweet


Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ~Bruce Lee tweet


Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. ~Peter Drucker tweet


Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde tweet


True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. ~Henry David Thoreau tweet


True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. ~Socrates tweet


A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. ~Theodore Roosevelt tweet




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