Quotes about Knowledge

"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a potential career."

Sir Walter Besant (August 14, 1836, Portsmouth - June 9, 1901, London) was a novelist and historian.


"You can live a lifetime and at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself."

Beryl Markham (26 October 1902 - 3 August 1986) was a British-born Kenyan aviatrix, adventurer, and racehorse trainer. During the pioneer days of aviation, she became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.


"The young man knows the rules, but the older man knows the exceptions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century.


"You don't get into trouble because of the things you don't know. It is the things you don't know you don't know that really get you into a mess."

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.


"There are some people that if they don't know, you cannot tell them."

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"When you measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a merger and unsatisfactory kind."

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a Belfast-born mathematical physicist and engineer.


"You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know. "

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.


"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death."

Robert Lee Fulghum (born June 4, 1937) is an American author, primarily of short essays.


"There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."

Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 24 or November 25, 1958) was an American inventor and the holder of 140 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research for General Motors for 27 years from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive inventions were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline.


"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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".