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Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve.

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.
I know myself as a human entity; the scene, so to speak, or thoughts are affection; and am sensible of certain doubleness by which I can stand as remote from myself as from another. However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is no part of me, but spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you.
Know yourself, master yourself, conquest of self is most gratifying.
Analysis and synthesis ordinarily clarify matters for us about as much as taking a Swiss watch apart and dumping its wheels, springs, hands, threads, pivots, screws and gears into a layman's hands for reassembling, clarifies a watch to a layman.
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
When you see the abyss, and we have looked into it, then what? There isn't much room at the edge -- one person, another, not many. If you are there, others cannot be there. If you are there, you become a protective wall. What happens? You become part of t
In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal.
Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not.
Nothing is too small to know, and nothing too big to attempt.
Know-how will surpass guess-how.
A wise man, when asked how he had learned so much about everything, replied: By never being ashamed or afraid to ask questions about anything of which I was ignorant.
Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use.
Many of us don't have to turn out the lights to be in the dark.
Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
Without wisdom, knowledge is either useless or destructive.
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot.
They are so knowing, that they know nothing.
Knowledge without practice is like a glass eye, all for show, and nothing for use.
It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
No matter what happens, there's always somebody who knew it would.
The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown.
Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -- a property entirely our own.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Knowledge, humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small.
Knowledge of ourselves teaches us whence we come, where we are and whither we are going. We come from God and we are in exile; and it is because our potency of affection lends towards God that we are aware of this state of exile.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts- the less you know the hotter you get.
Once thoroughly our own knowledge ceases to give us pleasure.
A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
Every animal knows more than you do.
It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.

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