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Real knowledge, in its progress, is the forerunner of liberality and enlightened toleration.

Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more than all, must be prayed for.

Remember that you are a teacher, you are helping people, making them feel safer, taking them from fear to love, from ignorance to knowledge.

Scientific knowledge is constantly changing. A discovery of one year receives confirmation the next or is thrown aside.

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.

Some men think that the gratification of curiosity is the end of knowledge; some the love of fame; some the pleasure of dispute; some the necessity of supporting themselves by their knowledge; but the real use of all knowledge is this, that we should dedicate that reason which was given us by God to the use and advantage of man.

Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know.

The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins.

The brightest blaze of intelligence is of incalculably less value than the smallest spark of charity.

The circle of knowledge commences close round a man and thence stretches out concentrically. See quote detail

The dangers of knowledge are not to be compared with the dangers of ignorance. Man is more likely to miss his way in darkness than in twilight; in twilight than in full sun.

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.

The end of all knowledge should be in virtuous action.

The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love him, and to imitate him, as we may the nearest, by possessing our souls of true virtue.

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

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.

The knowledge we have acquired ought not to resemble a great shop without order, and without an inventory; we ought to know what we possess, and be able to make it serve us in our need.

The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.


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