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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 that, than his father Philip for giving him life.
~ Thomas B. Macaulay

 

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Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
~ Hector Hugh Munro

 

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Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
~ Auguste Comte

 

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Every animal knows more than you do.
~ Native American Proverb

 

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Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
~ Thomas H. Huxley

 

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Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
~ Konrad Lorenz

 

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Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not.
~ Raoul Vaneigem

 

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Far better is it to know everything of a little than a little of everything.
~ Pickering

 

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

 

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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

 

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He knows so little and knows it so fluently.
~ Ellen Glasgow

 

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He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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He who does not know one thing knows another
~ Kenyan Proverb

 

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He who knows little quickly tells it.
~ Italian Proverb

 

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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
~ John Stuart Mill

 

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I am not young enough to know everything.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
~ Franklin Pierce Adams

 

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

 

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