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I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

I am not young enough to know everything.

I envy no man that knows more than myself, but pity them that know less.

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.

I take all knowledge to be my province.

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.

In all affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted

In many things a comprehensive survey of a subject is the shortest way of getting at a precise knowledge of a particular division of it.

In many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself"; it is better to say, "Know others."

It is in knowledge as it is in plants; if you mean to use the plant, it is no matter for the roots; if you mean it to grow, it is safer to rest upon roots than upon slips.

It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.

It is the glorious prerogative of the empire of knowledge, that what it gains it never loses. On the contrary, it increases by the multiple of its own power; all its ends become means; all its attainments help to new conquests.

It is wise to get knowledge and learning from every source - from a sot, a pot, a fool, a winter-mitten, or an old slipper.

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.


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