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A gentleman need not to know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.
Brander Mathews

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Anatole France

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
/Murphy's Law/

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without; for much knowledge is a curse.

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Clifford Stoll

Doubt grows with knowledge.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chinese Proverb

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
Thomas Jefferson

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Immanuel Kant

I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress
Daniel J. Boorstin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him.
Benjamin Franklin

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
Alfred North Whitehead

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
Henry David Thoreau

It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make it simple.
/Murphy's Law/

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

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
William Cowper

Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.

Never underestimate incompetency
/Murphy's Law/

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.
William Van Horne

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
A. A. Milne /Winnie the Pooh/

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
William S. Burroughs

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
Vladimir Nabokov

The further one goes The less one knows.
Lao Tzu

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The more I see the less I know for sure.
John Lennon

The more knowledge you gained, the less certain you are of it.
/Murphy's Law/

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Henry Ford

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
Isaac Asimov

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Terry Pratchett

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter Drucker

We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
/Murphy's Law/

What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.
Bertrand Russell

What you don't know, will cost you a lot of money.
/Murphy's Law/

You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.
A. A. Milne /Winnie the Pooh/

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
William S. Burroughs

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