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  It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's knowledge.  
 -  English proverb
  

  By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is better to know nothing than to half-know many things.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Knowledge is like the sun - it dispels the darkness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Curiosity always finds knowledge.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Questioning is the door of knowledge.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Knowledge is like a lion; it cannot be gently embraced.  
 -  African proverb
  

  I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.  
 -  Akhenaton
  

  The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Any fool can know. The point is to understand.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  All men by nature desire knowledge.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading... he gradually loses the capacity for thinking... This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Knowledge without courage is sterile.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  The only competition you will ever face is with your own ignorance.  
 -  Bob Proctor
  

  Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge at all. Because if you're guessing and it doesn't work out you can just say, 'Shit, the gods are against me.' But if you know and don't do, you've got attics and dark halls in your mind to walk up and down in and wonder about. This ain't healthy, leads to unpleasant evenings, too much to drink and the shredding machine.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.  
 -  Confucius
  

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

  My goal as I get older is to learn from other people's stupid rather than my own.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

  Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Knowledge is a ladder that enables you to climb to the top. A person should begin with his language and then proceed to study his general area of interest. It is our ability to use our language that will determine our place on the social pyramid. Your use of language is the one thing you cannot hide.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.  
 -  Edith Sitwell
  

  It does not make much difference what a person studies - all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  With the information available to us today, ignorance is inexcusable.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

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

  To achieve perfection, one must first begin by not understanding many things. And if we understand too quickly, we may not understand well.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.  
 -  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  

  The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.  
 -  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  

  The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. And ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.  
 -  John Locke
  

  Nothing will divide this nation more than ignorance, and nothing can bring us together better than an educated population.  
 -  John Sculley
  

  Al wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.  
 -  Juvenal
  

  People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

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

  The end of all knowledge is to serve human happiness.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.  
 -  Margaret Fuller
  

  I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.  
 -  Margaret Mead
  

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

  Between me and Rudyard Kipling, we cover all knowledge. He knows all that can be known, and I know the rest.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  When you know better you do better.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.  
 -  Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  

  Instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile.  
 -  Nikola Tesla
  

  How sad that most of us know more about how and why our automobile functions than we know about ourselves.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  

  Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.  
 -  Plato
  

  Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way.  
 -  Red O'Donnell
  

  Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Knowledge is power.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.  
 -  Socrates
  

  There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.  
 -  Socrates
  

  The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.  
 -  Socrates
  

  The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  Devotion to self-education is unquestionably one of the marks of an exceptional man. Passive men wait for knowledge to come to them. Weak men assume what they need to know will seek them out. Men of great character and drive search out the knowledge they need.  
 -  Stephen Mansfield
  

  Remember, to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it.  
 -  Sudie Black
  

  If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a one-foot chain.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  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.  
 -  Thomas Aquinas
  

  It is better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.  
 -  Thucydides
  

  Lifestyle design is based on massive action - output. Increased output necessitates decreased input. Most information is time-consuming, negative, irrelevant to your goals, and outside of your influence. I challenge you to look at whatever you read or watched today and tell me that it wasn't at least two of the four.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  All you've got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you'll find people who are eager to fill your head with information.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Invest in knowledge. Not necessarily education, although education can help, but knowledge. You get knowledge from everything, but most of all from experience, from trying things. Business assets fluctuate. Currency values fluctuate. The value of diplomas and degrees will change in time. But knowledge stays with you forever. It's impossible to have too much knowledge or experience. I'm 83 and still using things I learned 65 years ago.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.  
 -  Washington Irving
  

  The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Zeal will do more than knowledge.  
 -  William Hazlitt