Quotes about knowledge

Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commande d must be ...

Francis Bacon nature knowledge

We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive and dissemble with ourselves. ...

François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De dissimulation self-knowledge deception

The share we have in the knowledge of truth, such as it is, has not been acquired by our own powers. God has taught us ... his won derful se ...

Michel de Montaigne knowledge God

And the truth becomes a hole, something one has always known,A heaviness in the trees, and no one can say Where it comes from, or how long i ...

John Ashbery knowledge self truth

For man is but the servant and interpreter of nature: what he does and what he knows is only what he has observed of nature's orde r in fact ...

Francis Bacon nature knowledge

It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil--viz. the deadly ath ...

Elizabeth Blackwell idealism atheism knowledge

The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to st udy and l ...

Pierre Charron self-knowledge

Now there cannot be first principles for men, unless the Divinity has revealed them; all the rest--beginning, middle, and end--is nothing bu ...

Michel de Montaigne knowledge God

Man, being the servant and interpreter of nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in the course ...

Francis Bacon nature knowledge

The real community of man ... is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers. ...

Allan Bloom knowledge