Quotes about Knowledge

"Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (-) is an American author best-known for his book Life's Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller.


"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts"

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong."

Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen.


"We can change facts without thinking, but we cannot have thinking without facts."

John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology.


"Get your facts first, and then you distort them as much as you please."

Mark Twain, born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"Facts are stupid things."

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975).


"Generally, the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories."

Felix Solomon Cohen (July 3, 1907 – October 19, 1953) was an American lawyer and scholar who made a lasting mark on legal philosophy and fundamentally shaped federal Indian law and policy.


"It's impossible to reach good conclusions with bad information. We are all entitled to our own opinions. But none of us can afford to be wrong in our facts."

Mort Crim (born July 31, 1935) is an author and former broadcast journalist.


"There comes a time when for every adition 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."

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction.


"The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."

Arnold Henry Glasow (1905 -1998) Glasow's business was a humor magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn it into their "house organ" to send to their customers. He carried on this business for over 60 years, publishing his first book at age 92.