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He who does not know one thing knows another

He who knows little quickly tells it.
Far better is it to know everything of a little than a little of everything.
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.
What's scary in life is not what people know (or don't know), but what they know that ain't so.
We have no organ at all for knowledge, for truth: we know (or believe or imagine) precisely as much as may be useful in the interest of the human herd, the species: and even what is here called usefulness is in the end only a belief, something imagined and perhaps precisely that most fatal piece of stupidity by which we shall one day perish.
The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.
Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person
When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.
Many people think of knowledge as money, They would like knowledge, but do not want to face the perseverance and self-denial that goes into the acquisition of it.
It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.
I see men ordinarily more eager to discover a reason for things than to find out whether the things are so.
The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.
Oh how fine it is to know a thing or two!
Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success.
The knowledge of God is far from the love of Him.
It is disgraceful to live as a stranger in one's country, and be an alien in any matter that affects our welfare.
The hunger and thirst for knowledge, the keen delight in the chase, the good humored willingness to admit that the scent was false, the eager desire to get on with the work, the cheerful resolution to go back and begin again, the broad good sense, the unaffected modesty, the imperturbable temper, the gratitude for any little help that was given -- all these will remain in my memory though I cannot paint them for others.
Knowledge is and will be produced in order to be sold, it is and will be consumed in order to be valorized in a new production: in both cases, the goal is exchange. Knowledge ceases to be an end in itself, it loses its use-value.
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
Vague and mysterious forms of speech, and abuse of language, have so long passed for mysteries of science; and hard or misapplied words with little or no meaning have, by prescription, such a right to be mistaken for deep learning and height of speculation, that it will not be easy to persuade either those who speak or those who hear them, that they are but the covers of ignorance and hindrance of true knowledge.
Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.
It's a dangerous thing to think we know everything.
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself.
Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.
More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral.
You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so.
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.
Man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals... which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge -- that is everywhere.
Say oh wise man how you have come to such knowledge? Because I was never ashamed to confess my ignorance and ask others.
Seldom if ever was knowledge given to keep, but always to impart. The grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.

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