Quotes about Knowledge

"There are no facts, only interpretations."

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.


"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."

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.


"I keep six honest serving men, (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who."

Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was a British author and poet. Born in Bombay, in British India. He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story".


"Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections."

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes.


"I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief."

Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg. Kant was the last influential philosopher of modern Europe in the classic sequence of the theory of knowledge during the Enlightenment.


"The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future."

Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.


"One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination."

Sam Levenson (December 28, 1911 – August 27, 1980) was an American humorist, writer, teacher, television host and journalist.


"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) was a mathematician and astronomer who proposed that the sun was stationary in the center of the universe and the earth revolved around it.


"Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature."

Martin Henry Fischer (10 November 1879 – 19 January 1962) was a German-born American physician and author.