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He knows so little and knows it so fluently.

Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches.
Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't.
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country!
For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Knowledge is the only elegance.
Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.
Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it.
One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.
To me the charm of an encyclopedia is that it knows and I needn't.
To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it.
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing so many things that ain't so.
I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
Nobody can know what knowledge really is without truth.
knowledge makes your mind easy and your path straight
If you go into an auditorium filled with racist people , you don't have a problem. They have a problem because they're worried about where you are going to sit. They are afraid you're going to sit next to them. But you can sit anywhere you want.
Omnipotence and omniscience are the end of power and knowledge.
You donít know anything, but I know even less.
To sense the peace of extinguished passion, happiness in not knowing the ultimate knowledge.
Total knowledge is annihilation of the desire to see, to touch, to feel the world sensed only through senses and immune to the knowledge without feeling.
Knowledge is the provocative masterstroke of purpose
Before you know something, you don't know it.