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Knowledge:

"We do not know one millionth of one percent about anything.
  (Edison)

"What can I know? What ought I to do? What may I hope?"
  (Kant)

"What do I know?"
  (Montaigne)

"All men naturally desire knowledge."
   (Aristotle, Metaphysics)

"Knowledge and human power are synonymous."
   (Francis Bacon, Novum Organum)

"It ain't what a man don't know that makes him a fool, but what he does know that ain't so."
   (Josh Billings)

"Since we cannot know all that is to be known of everything, we ought to know a little about everything."
  (Pascal)

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we have information upon it.
  (Dr. Johnson)

"We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom."
  (Montaigne)

"A specialist is one who knows everything about something and nothing about everything else."
  (Bierce)

"Knowledge without conscience is the ruination of the soul."
  (Rabelais)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
  (Shaw)

"Savoir pour prévoir; prévoir pour pouvoir"
   (Comte)

"For knowledge itself is power."
   (Bacon)

"I have taken all knowledge to be my province."
   (Bacon)

"He that hath knowledge spareth his words."
   (Bible - Proverbs)
 

 Original: Mar 26, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top