Quotes about knowledge

How can one learn to know oneself? Never by introspection, rather by action. Try to do your duty, and you will know right away wha t you are ...

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe self-knowledge action

We wish to know more but we are never satedNo wonder some folks think the flesh is overrated! ...

John Ashbery desire knowledge human nature

It is quite a common and vulgar thing among humans to understand, foresee, know and predict the troubles of others. But oh what a rare thing ...

François Rabelais knowledge self

If everything had a label, we would live in a fully delineated but false world. ...

Mason Cooley knowledge

So you finally got wise to yourself, did you? Funny thing about you women. Most of you don't get wise soon enough. You wait until you're so ...

Willis Goldbeck self-knowledge women

In truth, knowledge is a great and very useful quality; those who despise it give evidence enough of their stupidity. Yet I do not set its v ...

Michel de Montaigne knowledge reason excess

There are some things in science which should be brought to light. There are others, doctor, which should be left alone. ...

Griffin Jay knowledge science

What characterizes and defines our intellectual situation is precisely the wealth of contents that can no longer be mastered, the swollen fa ...

Robert Musil spirit history knowledge

The terrible fluidity of self-revelation. ...

Henry James self-knowledge introspection

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room.... There is no such thing as observation of the in ...

Franz Kafka self knowledge world the