Knowledge

"Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people."
 

John ADAMS
2d President of the United States (1735-1826)

"Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse."
 

AFRICAN Proverb

"If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development."
 

Kofi ANNAN
Ghanese diplomat, Secretary-General of the UN (1938-)

"Knowledge is power."
 

Francis BACON
English philosopher and politician (1561-1626)

"For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; and things mean and splendid exist alike."
 

Francis BACON
English philosopher and politician (1561-1626)

"Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion."
 

Daniel Joseph BOORSTIN
American Government Official historian and Librarian of Congress
(1914-)

"The more extensive a man's knowlege of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do."
 

Benjamin DISRAELI
British statesman and author (1804-1881)

"The restriction of knowlege to an elite group destroys the spirit of the society and leads to its intellectual impoverishment."
 

Albert EINSTEIN
German-American theoretical physicist (1879-1955)

"Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking."
 

Kahlil GIBRAN
Lebanese poet and novelist (1883-1931)

"Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
 

Kahlil GIBRAN
Lebanese poet and novelist (1883-1931)

"If you understand everything, you must be misinformed."
 

JAPANESE Proverb

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it."
 

Samuel JOHNSON
American clergyman, educator, and philosopher (1696-1772)

"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
  James MADISON
4th President of the United States (1751-1836)
"We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge."
 

Rutherford D. ROGERS
American librarian, Yale University

"He who learns, and makes no use of his learning, is a beast of burden with a load of books. Does the ass comprehend whether he carries on his back a library or a bundle of faggots? "
 

Moslih Eddin SAADI
Persian poet (1184-1291)

"All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States -- and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!"
 

Kurt VONNEGUT
American novelist (1922-)

"Knowledge is the only fountain both of love and the principles of human liberty."
 

Daniel WEBSTER
American statesman, lawyer, and orator (1782-1852)

Last update: 26 January 2007


‹ Previous page
Next page ›