Quotes about Knowledge

"Information is not 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".


"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.


"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.


"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."

Socrates (c. 469 BC–399 BC) was a Classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.


"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He is a legendary football figure, best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s.


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Benjamin Franklin (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.


"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi,Laocius and other variations (-) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").


"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."

Plato (424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.


"Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.


"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle."

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.