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Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Knowledge is the only elegance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was p

Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country!

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

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 (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

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