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Base-minded they that lack intelligence; for God himself for wisdom most is praised, and men to God thereby are highest raised.

Better know nothing than half-know many things.

Charles V. said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men; and Alexander the Great so valued learning, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge, than to his father Philip for giving him life.

Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant.

Every generation enjoys the use of a vast hoard bequeathed to it by antiquity, and transmits that hoard, augmented by fresh acquisitions, to future ages.

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Every increase of knowledge may possibly render depravity more depraved, as well as it may increase the strength of virtue. It is in itself only power; and its value depends on its application.

Every man of sound brain whom you meet knows something worth knowing better than yourself. A man, on the whole, is a better preceptor than a book. But what scholar does not allow that the dullest book can suggest to him a new and a sound idea?

Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.

For also knowledge itself is power.

Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence.

Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought in the market.

He fancies himself enlightened, because he sees the deficiencies of others; he is ignorant, because he has never reflected on his own.

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

He that increaseth knowledge increascth sorrow.

He that sips of many arts, drinks of none.

He that would make real progress in knowledge, must dedicate his age as well as youth, the latter growth as well as the first fruits, at the altar of truth.

He who calls in the aid of an equal understanding, doubles his own; and he who profits by a superior understanding, raises his powers to a level with the height of the understanding he unites with.

He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.

Human learning, with the blessing of God upon it, introduces us to divine wisdom, and while we study the works of nature, the God of nature will manifest himself to us.


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