Quotes about Knowledge

"Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair."

George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer.


"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life."

Sandra Carey (-)


"I don't know why we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest a while."

Max Forrester Eastman (January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969) was an American writer on literature, politics and society; supporter of progressive causes who in later life became opponent of socialism, and patron of the Harlem Renaissance


"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. "

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we don't understand."

Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Although a short story author, he is best known for his novels, most notably Dune and its five sequels.


"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology.


"There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collect facts, reflection combines them, experimentation verifies the result of that combination. "

Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment and is best-known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.


"Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person."

Erastus Flavel Beadle (September 9, 1821 – December 18, 1894) was a pioneer in publishing pulp fiction.


"Courage is a special kind of knowledge, the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared."

David Ben-Gurion, born David Grün (16 October 1886 - 1 December 1973) was the first Prime Minister of Israel and a Zionist leader. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, culminated in his instrumental role in the founding of the state of Israel.


"Knowledge is like money, the more he gets, the more he craves."

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.