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Our lives teach us who we are.

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know.
One-tenth of the folks run the world. One-tenth watch them run it, and the other eighty percent don't know what the hell's going on.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.
There are things known, and there are things unknown. And in between are the doors.
Knowledge is power. Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -- broad, deep knowledge -- is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.
You don't know how much you know until you know how much you don't know.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can -- namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
Knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in order to be known.
Who knows most believes least.
Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him.
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
The mark of a well educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them.
I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor.
We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.