Quotes about knowledge

The general doctrine about knowledge which I sketched at the beginning of this section, which is the real bugbear underlying doctr ines of t ...

J.L. Austin knowledge epistemology verification

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. What men need is as much knowledge as they can assimilate and organize into a basis for ...

Thomas Henry Huxley action knowledge learning

He knows the universe and does not know himself. ...

Jean De La Fontaine self-knowledge philosophical

He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment. ...

Lao-Tzu self-knowledge

Knowledge is power. ...

Francis Bacon knowledge science

But the best read naturalist who lends an entire and devout attention to truth, will see that there remains much to learn of his r elation t ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson knowledge humility intuition

Uncontradicting solitudeSupports me on its giant palm; And like a sea-anemoneor simple snail, there cautiouslyUnfolds, emerges, what I am. ...

Philip Larkin solitude self-knowledge

Observation is so wide awake, and facts are being so rapidly added to the sum of human experience, that it appears as if the theor izer woul ...

Henry David Thoreau knowledge progress observation

For also knowledge itself is power. ...

Francis Bacon knowledge learning power

Courage, of all national qualities, is the most precarious; because it is exerted only at intervals, and by a few in every nation; whereas i ...

David Hume courage industry knowledge