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What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn. (Henry Brooks Adams)

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings. (Scott Adams)

Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another. (Joseph Addison)

-Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children...
I am constantly amazed at how little painters know about painting, writers about writing, merchants about business, manufacturers about manufacturing. Most men just drift. (Sherwood Anderson)

You did then what you knew how to do and when you knew better... you did better! (Maya Angelou)

We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Can the knowledge derived from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense? (Louis Aragon)

Let each man exercise the art he knows. (Aristophanes)

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. (Isaac Asimov)

To learn is to broaden, to experience more, to snatch new aspects of life for yourself. To refuse to learn or to be relieved at not having to learn is to commit a form of suicide; in the long run, a more meaningful type of suicide than the mere ending of physical life... Knowledge is not only power; it is happiness, and being taught is the intellectual analog of being loved. (Isaac Asimov)

- The Year of the Flood...
As with all knowledge, once you knew it, you couldn't imagine how it was that you hadn't known it before. (Margaret Atwood)

Do the things external which fall upon thee distract thee? Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around. (Marcus Aurelius)

- b.1126 d.1198...
Knowledge is the conformity of the object and the intellect. (Averroes)

Knowledge that is not put into practice is like food that is not digested. (Sathya Sai Baba)

In visual art it's better once to see, than one hundred times to hear. (Igor Babailov)

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. (Richard Bach)

I want to make portraits and images. I don't know how. Out of despair, I just use paint anyway. Suddenly the things you make coagulate and take on just the shape you intend. Totally accurate marks, which are outside representational marks. (Francis Bacon)

For also knowledge itself is power. (Sir Francis Bacon)

I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge. (Mikhail Bakunin)

Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. (Lucille Ball)

No matter what you lose in the course of your life, or despite what you may never acquire, value and seek to diminish that which you will always have - much to learn. (Che Baraka)

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. (Bernard Baruch)

Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo. And in doing so, you must leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Otherwise you impose yourself on the object and you do not learn. (Matsuo Basho)

-Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking...
Vision, Uncertainty, and Knowledge of Materials are inevitabilities that all artists must acknowledge and learn from: vision is always ahead of execution, knowledge of materials is your contact with reality, and uncertainty is a virtue. (David Bayles, Ted Orland)

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

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste. (Arthur Christopher Benson)

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. (Bernard Berenson)

The immature think that knowledge and action are different, but the wise see them as the same. (The Bhagavad Gita)

If you only know one kriya, then share that. Just be humble, teach it. Every student is a teacher. (Yogi Bhajan)

Some will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon. (Thomas Blount)

- b.AD 480 d.ca.AD 525...
In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice. (Boethius)

Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion. (Daniel J. Boorstin)

The moment you know you know you know. (David Bowie)

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. (Ray Bradbury)

You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. (Pearl S. Buck)

Every man of sound brain whom you meet knows something worth knowing better than yourself. A man, on the whole, is a better preceptor than a book. But what scholar does not allow that the dullest book can suggest to him a new and a sound idea? (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. (Anthony Burgess)

- b.1729 d.1797...
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. (Edmund Burke)

-Toronto Star, 22 Apr. 1989
A paranoid is someone who has all the facts. (William S. Burroughs)

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know. (Richard Burton)

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. (Thomas Carlyle)

Learning is an active process. We learn by doing... Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind. (Dale Carnegie)

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me. (George Washington Carver)

It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. (Joyce Cary)

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. (Carlos Castaneda)

Knowing is false understanding. Not knowing is blind ignorance. (Nan Ch'uan)

-The Tears of Peace, l. 530 (1609)...
And let a scholar all Earth's volumes carry, / He will be but a walking dictionary. (George Chapman)

You can always spot a well informed man - his views are the same as yours. (Ilka Chase)

Very wise is he that can know himself. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. (Anton Chekhov)

You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love. (Julia Child)

Whatever I know how to do, I've already done. Therefore I must always do what I do not know how to do. (Eduardo Chillida)

Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed. (Charles Caleb Colton)

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

I am always of the opinion with the learned, if they speak first. (William Congreve)

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. (Nicolaus Copernicus)

To know in order to do: such has been my thought. To be able to translate the customs, ideas, and appearance of my time as I see them – in a word, to create a living art – this has been my aim. (Gustave Courbet)

Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. (William Cowper)

Historical judgement is not a variety of knowledge, it is knowledge itself; it is the form which completely fills and exhausts the field of knowing, leaving no room for anything else. (Benedetto Croce)

You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do. (David Cronenberg)

Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

A keen sense of history is more enlightening than the nightly news. (Jeff Davidson)

You could give Aristotle a tutorial and you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect, yet not only can you know more than him about the world, you also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues. (Richard Dawkins)

If we're not careful, we can get caught up in talking about what we don't know... instead of acting on what we do know. (Jan Denise)

Now, what I want is Facts... Facts alone are wanted in life. (Charles Dickens)

A smothering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing. (Charles Dickens)

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. (Denis Diderot)

I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance. (Diogenes)

Without tact you can learn nothing. (Benjamin Disraeli)

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. (Benjamin Disraeli)

-The Brain That Changes Itself...
After the initial critical learning period of youth is over, the areas of the brain that need to be 'turned on' to allow enhanced, long lasting learning can only be activated when something important, surprising, or novel occurs, or if we make the effort to pay close attention. (Norman Doidge)

Images provide a knowledge that we can interiorize rather than 'apply,' can take to that place in ourselves where there is water and where reeds and grasses grow... (Christine Downing)

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. (Peter Drucker)

Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy. (Alexandre Dumas)

-Unskilled and Unaware of It:...
The same knowledge that underlies the ability to produce correct judgment is also the knowledge that underlies the ability to recognize correct judgment. To lack the former is to be deficient in the latter. (Justin Kruger and David Dunning)

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. (Will Durant)

Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. (Will Durant)

Unlike Keats, who said that knowing about the rainbow shatters its beauty, I feel that the knowledge about an object can only enrich your feelings for the object itself. (Charles Eames)

Nobody knows enough, but many know too much. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! (Meister Johann Eckhart)

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. (Tryon Edwards)

Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. (George Eliot)

We can say of Shakespeare, that never has a man turned so little knowledge to such great account. (T. S. Eliot)

In order to arrive at what you do not know / You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. (T. S. Eliot)

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. (Epictetus)

When I wanted to know something, I wanted it undistorted by somebody else's imperfect knowledge. (Milton H. Erickson)

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. (Richard Feynman)

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. (Gustave Flaubert)

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light. (Benjamin Franklin)

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. (Benjamin Franklin)

You can never learn less, you can only learn more. (Buckminster Fuller)

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. (Margaret Fuller)

We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearable. (Neil Gaiman)

Artist, gain knowledge, but know that the greatest guru of all is the guru within. (Robert Genn)

One of the ways to learn is to know when you're making failures. (Robert Genn)

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds. (Kahlil Gibran)

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. (Kahlil Gibran)

I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Knowledge has its end in itself, apart from any idea of life and propagation of the species. (Remy de Gourmont)

Don't hoard your knowledge, share it. (Irwin Greenberg)

Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail. (Franz Grillparzer)

You are lost the moment you know what the result will be. (Juan Gris)

People always seemed to know half of history, and to get it confused with the other half. (Jane Haddam)

Knowledge is the key. One can never know too much about one's own art form. (Hap Hagood)

To know that you don't know - that is the most important trait in an artist. (Andrew Hamilton)

It is not so much tutoring that the minds needs, but clearer recognition and better use of what it already knows. (Henry S. Haskins)

Our problem is not the lack of knowledge; it is the lack of doing. Most people know far more than they think they do. (Mark Hatfield)

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. (S. I. Hayakawa)

It is the vice of scholars to suppose that there is no knowledge in the world but that of books. (William Hazlitt)

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. (William Hazlitt)

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. (Ernest Hemingway)

Self-acquaintance is a rare condition. (Robert Henri)

Knowledge of anatomy is a tool like good brushes. (Robert Henri)

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. (Frank Herbert)

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin. (George Herbert)

There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere. (Hermann Hesse)

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. (Hippocrates)

It is my business to know what other people don't know. (Sherlock Holmes)

To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge. (Grace Hopper)

Knowledge is porportionate to being... You know in virtue of what you are. (Aldous Huxley)

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. (Aldous Huxley)

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever or whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. (Thomas H. Huxley)

If you, unknowing, are able to create masterpieces in color, then unknowledge is your way. But if you are unable to create masterpieces in color out of your unknowledge, then you ought to look for knowledge. (Johannes Itten)

Knowledge is power... knowledge is safety... knowledge is happiness. (Thomas Jefferson)

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. (Samuel Johnson)

Anyone can learn to draw, anyone can learn to play the piano, anyone can learn to write, but only a few learn it with passion and go on to inspire others. (Shari Jones)

I spent two months wandering in Europe, open to experience and sketching, but missing much because I didn't know the names, the history, the significance of what I was seeing. There is no substitute for knowledge. (Michael Jorden)

We like to learn all we need from earlier generations, but we have to find out for ourselves what we need; nobody else can do that for us. (Asger Jorn)

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. (Joseph Joubert)

Although humankind inherently 'desires to know' - if open access to, and unlimited development of, knowledge henceforth puts us all in clear danger of extinction, then common sense demands that we re-examine our reverence for knowledge. (Bill Joy)

Self-knowledge will help you to understand what you have to offer that's special. (Rod Judkins)

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. (Carl Gustav Jung)

All wish to know, but few the price will pay. (Juvenal)

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. (Franz Kafka)

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. (Immanuel Kant)

If you know what you're doing, you're doing dull stuff. (Alex Katz)

Sometimes a perceived knowledge of how things work can stop us from a level of observation which might lead us to the essence of the thing itself. (James Kelly)

The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds. (John F. Kennedy)

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid. (Charles F. Kettering)

The more we all know, the better we collectively become... (Daniel J. Keys)

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. (B. B. King)

I've seen how you can't learn anything when you're trying to look like the smartest person in the room. (Barbara Kingsolver)

Knowledge is everywhere the same. If it were not, learned men could never agree on anything. Opinion, of course, is different. Here men may disagree. But when they do agree, opinion becomes knowledge. (George Kneller)

Hasn't knowledge only crippled me from seeing truth? Is knowledge itself illusory? (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

Art is as important to the access of knowledge as any text ever written. (Laura Kruger)

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. (Dalai Lama)

I don't believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is. (Ann Landers)

Knowing what can be done with paint, you are saying this scene connects me with a universal truth, with an elevating thought, or an inexpressible feeling-tone. (David Leffel)

The true artist craves knowledge and must study continually to obtain it. (A. C. Leighton)

Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind. (Bruce Lipton)

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. (John Locke)

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment. (James Russell Lowell)

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. (Robert S. Lynd)

Knowledge advances by steps, and not by leaps. (Thomas B. Macaulay)

You don't have to know everything, as long as you know people who know the things you don't. (Harvey Mackay)

The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you know you need to learn. (Kevin MacPherson)

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination. (Ramana Maharshi)

The only journey of knowledge is from the depth of one being to the heart of another. (Norman Mailer)

- b.1135 d.1204...
Teach thy tongue to say, 'I do not know.' (Maimonides)

Learn to know yourself... to search realistically and regularly the processes of your own mind and feelings. (Nelson Mandela)

Take the attitude of a student – never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. (Og Mandino)

I consider myself lucky to have had wonderful teachers. They expose you to a lot and basically teach you how to paint. I think of my career as a series of lucky incidents. (Brice Marden)

Power gravitates to the man who knows how. (Orison Swett Marden)

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself. (Beryl Markham)

A knowledge of different literatures is the best way to free one's self from the tyranny of any of them. (Jose Marti)

One can never ever know too much. Acquired knowledge is a cumulative process that should never end. (Jeanean Songco Martin)

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. (John C. Maxwell)

Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art. (Charles McCabe)

The little I know I owe to my ignorance. (George McGovern)

Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about. (Marshall McLuhan)

Perhaps you can do it if you don't know that you can't. (Bob McMurray)

People seem to have a great love for names. For to know a great many names seems to look like knowing a good many things. (Herman Melville)

We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. (H. L. Mencken)

As a younger man I wrote for eight years without ever earning a nickel, which is a long apprenticeship, but in that time I learned a lot about my trade. (James A. Michener)

- b.1882 d.1956...
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)

Everything I've learned, I learned from admiration and osmosis. (Joni Mitchell)

One must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and a good perception of depth for silhouette work. Otherwise they resemble those childish picture cards, snipped out by some fool who doesn't know what he is trying to do. (Ugo Mochi)

The further I go, the sorrier I am about how little I know: it is this that bothers me the most. (Claude Monet)

- b.1689 d.1755...
You have to study a great deal to know a little. (Baron de Montesquieu)

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? (Maria Montessori)

Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. (Muhammad)

Knowledge of visual options serves the creative individual. Without knowledge of our options, we are simply prisoners of our own ignorance. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

It's only by amusing oneself that one can learn. (Edward Kasner and James R. Newman)

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

New terms and acronyms do not necessarily add to the body of knowledge. (Ben Novak)

I believe I will never quite know. Though I play at the edges of knowing, truly I know our part is not knowing, but looking. (Mary Oliver)

Knowledge is the harvest of attention. (Charles Olson)

Just as a musician must first master the technical aspects of his instrument to be able to express the music's soul in performance, so, too, must a visual artist assimilate the technical knowledge that will allow him the freedom to conceptualize and interpret the spirit of his subject. (Hilary Page)

Stop thinking and talking about it and there is nothing you will not be able to know. (Zen Paradigm)

To know the world one must construct it. (Cesare Parvese)

To the modern spirit nothing is, or can be rightly known, except relatively and under conditions. (Walter Pater)

The study of art is a lifetime matter. The best any artist can do is to accumulate all the knowledge possible of art and its principles, study nature often and then practice continually. (Edgar A. Payne)

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man. (William Penn)

I am a thief of knowledge and, in a survival way, I had to solve all the problems around me. (Philippe Petit)

I've never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing. (Prince Philip)

In the past thirty years we have learned more about the workings of the human brain than in all of previous history. (Daniel H. Pink)

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul. (Plato)

Knowledge is true opinion. (Plato)

Knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly. (Plotinus)

- b.AD 204 d.AD 270...
Knowledge has three degrees: opinion, science, illumination. The means our instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition. (Plotinus)

I know enough now to know I know nothing. (Amy Poehler)

A little learning is a dangerous thing. (Alexander Pope)

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. (Alexander Pope)

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. (Karl Popper)

A drop hollows out the stone not by force, but falling many times. (Latin proverb)

Everyone knows that the drop merges into the ocean. Few people realise that the ocean also merges into the drop. (Sufi proverb)

All parts of knowledge have their origin in metaphysics, and finally, perhaps, revolve into it. (Thomas de Quincey)

Ignorance is the mother of all evils. (Francois Rabelais)

Knowledge leads to unity, but ignorance to diversity. (Ramakrishna)

When you don't know how to pick up a brush, you don't know anything; at that moment you're an artist. I'll simply say, 'If you know less, you're better off as an artist.' (Milton Resnick)

If only it were possible for us to see farther than our knowledge reaches, and even a little beyond the outworks of our presentiment, perhaps we would bear our sadnesses with greater trust than we have in our joys. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. (Tony Robbins)

Don't be the ammunition wagon, be the rifle... knowledge exists primarily for use. (Carl Rogers)

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. (Will Rogers)

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds. (Will Rogers)

Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food. (Jim Rohn)

All that we don't know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing. (Philip Roth)

Our minds have the need to know. When we don't know we make assumptions - they make us feel safer than not knowing. And we are pretty much always making assumptions. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul. (Rumi)

As we know, there are known knows; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know. (Donald Rumsfeld)

Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before. (Margaret Lee Runbeck)

To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance. (John Ruskin)

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. (Bertrand Russell)

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. (George Santayana)

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques... (Ernst F. Schumacher)

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious. (Albert Schweitzer)

Be lions roaring through the forests of knowledge. (Ba'Hai scriptures)

Knowledge empty of wisdom is a candle never lit. (Ian Semple)

Learning is the process of adjusting to the errors of experience. (Ian Semple)

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold. (George Bernard Shaw)

Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock. (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

The more we study the more we discover our ignorance. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge. (Philip Sidney)

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own. (Samuel Smiles)

These works that leave my hand are a bi-product of self-knowledge – a satisfying residue. (Lynda Gaelyn Smith)

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

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman. (Philip Dormer Stanhope)

The time has come to realize that supersensible knowledge has now to arise from the materialistic grave. (Rudolf Steiner)

Man is an eternal sophomore. (Wallace Stevens)

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. (Igor Stravinsky)

Better to be ignorant of a matter than to half know it. (Publilius Syrus)

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can... (Saint Teresa of Avila)

If you stare at an object, as you do when you paint, there is no point at which you stop learning things from it. (Wayne Thiebaud)

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. (Henry David Thoreau)

He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes. (James Thurber)

He who knows about depth knows about God. (Paul Tillich)

When ignorance does not know something, it says that what it does not know is stupid. (Leo Tolstoy)

Art is the uniting of the subjective with the objective, of nature with reason, of the unconscious with the conscious, and therefore art is the highest means of knowledge. (Leo Tolstoy)

Ignorance breeds fear; the more you learn about your subject, the less fear it holds for you. (Brian Tracy)

It's not what we don't know that hurts us, it's what we know for certain that just ain't so. (Mark Twain)

-in fourth century BC...
A man who knows he is fool is not a great fool. (Chuang Tzu)

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

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. (Lao Tzu)

You don't know what you don't know. What we know about any thing, thought, discipline, condition or process is finite. What we don't know is infinite. (Author unknown)

A complete catastrophe includes not learning from the experience. (Author unknown)

A craftsperson, when starting to work, knows just what to do and how to do it. An Artist never knows. (Author unknown)

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

The desire to know is natural to good men. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. (Jimmy Wales)

Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. (Alfred North Whitehead)

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. (Alfred North Whitehead)

The priceless quality of ease is present when one knows one knows. (Edgar A. Whitney)

No door is closed to a stubborn scholar. (Edgar A. Whitney)

Men and women have available to them a spectrum of knowing – a spectrum that includes, at the very least, the eye of flesh, the eye of mind, and the eye of spirit. (Ken Wilber)

I am not young enough to know everything. (Oscar Wilde)

While years of living fill us with volumes of knowledge and wisdom, there is a lot of value in keeping a book of blank pages on the top of the pile, ready to be filled with what we don't yet know. (Liz Wiltzen)

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

One impulse from a vernal wood / May teach you more of man, / Of moral evil and of good, / Than all the ages can. (William Wordsworth)

Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion. (Philip Wylie)

What do we know but that we face one another in this place? (William Butler Yeats)

All weakness of mind is due to the mind's ignorance of its own essential nature, which is universal and the source of infinite energy and intelligence... In order to root out any problem of life it is only necessary to be brought out of ignorance, to be brought to knowledge. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Not having heard something is not as good as having heard it; having heard it is not as good as having seen it; having seen it is not as good as knowing it; knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice. (Xun Zi)

Drawing or painting allows the artist to know himself as a whole person. (Joseph Zinker)

Composition can't really be taught, it is a lifelong learning. (Ellen Taaffe Zwilich)