''How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ''By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
''Knowledge is power.'' Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge — broad, deep knowledge — is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.
A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.
A wise man, when asked how he had learned so much about everything, replied: ''By never being ashamed or afraid to ask questions about anything of which I was ignorant.''
Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
All knowledge is ambiguous.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
And all your future lies beneath your hat.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. [John 8:32]
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 to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.