Quotes about Knowledge

"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more."

William Cowper (-) out: The Task


"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is often considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music by other musicians and commentators in the industry.


"Knowledge is of two kinds; we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".


"You have to invest in your intellectual capital. You have to invest into knowledge upgrading. You have to invest into new structures that help you to innovate and to make a difference."

Leif Edvinsson (1841-1929) Swedish writer and academic.


"If you have the right knowledge, you can substitute it for all the other factors of production. You reduce the amount of labour, capital, energy, raw materials, and space you need in the warehouse. So knowledge is not only a factor of production, it's the factor of production. And none of the powers that be in Washington and the industrial centers of our country seem yet to fully comprehend it. It scares them. It's threatening."

Alvin Toffler (born October 4, 1928 in New York City) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.


"Information is power."

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.


"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well."

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 12, 2006) was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley (with Carl Gottlieb) and directed by Steven Spielberg.


"The trouble with people is not that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so."

Josh Billings, was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.


"You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough."

William Blake (28 November 1757–12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.


"We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed."

Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.