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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
~ Kahlil Gibran - [Knowledge]

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For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
~ James Elroy Flecker - [Knowledge]

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God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country!
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Knowledge]

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I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Knowledge]

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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
~ Epictetus - [Knowledge]

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It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches.
~ Frederick The Great (Frederick II) - [Knowledge]

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Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
~ Andre Gide - [Knowledge]

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Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
~ Epictetus - [Knowledge]

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Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Knowledge]

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Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
~ Martin H. Fischer - [Knowledge]

 

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