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Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #50 --- Knowledge

Updated on April 2, 2011

Quotations on Knowledge

Knowledge means acquaintance with the truth. ... Discretion means that nice discernment and judgment directed by circumspection and primarily regarding one's conduct. Prudence means sagacity, caution.

—William M. Anderson, Sr., Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, March 27, 1921.

Knowledge will come to you in two ways. First, by the experiences of your daily life, and those experiences can be profitable to you or not in proportion to your ability to relate each experience to the whole field of experiences. Second, you will have the opportunity constantly to widen your knowledge by your own individual efforts. You can confine your field of thought to your professional work or you can widen it to include a current interest in current events.

—Franklin D. Roosevelt, New York Times, New York, N.Y., June 3, 1938.

We are too much given to repeating the old and stale maxim, “Knowledge is power.” Why, I never believed that; it is the ability of carrying out knowledge that is power.

—Karl G. Maeser, Daily Enquirer, Provo, Utah, June 2, 1890.

Knowledge is power only so far as it is practiced.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 7, 1909.

Knowledge is a personal experience that must be appropriated, not communicated.

—Albert R. Bond, Baptist Education Bulletin, Birmingham, Ala., September 1921.

The power of knowledge is not manifest in the mere accumulation of facts but in making facts live.

—John K. Edmunds, Amo Servitum, Los Angeles, Calif., January 1970.

Every knock of experience should raise a bump of knowledge.

—Burris A. Jenkins, Kansas City Post, Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 24, 1920.

He who assumes much knowledge probably cloaks the lack of it.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Oct. 13, 1927.

The wise man sigheth in the weight of his knowledge; but the fool singeth in his lack of understanding.

—Grantland Rice, New York Tribune, New York, N.Y., July 20, 1916.

Knowledge is power. To acquire power from knowledge, you must have an appetite for the knowledge that frees and grows with work and study. Learning for its own sake, to be worn as a distinction, as a badge, is equal to no knowledge at all. Knowledge should be used for the good of all humanity.

—M.C. Thompson, The Monroe News-Star, Monroe, La., May 29, 1929.

Knowledge is power today and always, but it is power only when put into service. The acquisition of all the world’s learning is futile except in application. So the best of life is that which is given to serve the noblest causes and the highest purposes. Greatness in men and women is measured by the extent and the value of their contributions in the advance of such causes.

—Stephen L. Richards, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 27, 1939.

A healthy hunger for knowledge involves an appetite for work.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Oct. 7, 1936.

Knowledge is not wisdom until it is mixed with judgment.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Aug. 18, 1938.

Knowledge is one type of wealth that never suffers from a depression.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Aug. 18, 1938.

Knowledge is a dividend any man can have if he keeps an open mind.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Aug. 18, 1938.

The secret of all knowledge is an honest respect for facts.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Nov. 28, 1940.

The greatest of all knowledge is accurate knowledge of ourselves.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., June 9, 1941.

Knowledge alone is not power. Neither is coal energy--until it is burning. Knowledge aflame with enthusiasm is power, capable of overcoming all doubts--unable to concede defeat.

—J.M. Wylie, Specialty Salesman Magazine, Atlanta, Ga., March 1944.

Knowledge is the root, will is the stem and results the grain.

The Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Ill., Dec. 21, 1917.

A little knowledge is dangerous only when you are contented with it.

Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, Tenn., Nov. 13, 1926.

Knowledge is power, but the more you know the less powerful you feel in the ever-widening realm of perception.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, May 1, 1932.

Knowledge is a molehill removed from the mountain of our own ignorance.

Green Mountain Gem, Bradford, Vt., Nov. 4, 1843.

Knowledge is power only to the individual who knows he doesn't know it all.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, May 2, 1917.

The store of knowledge has no bargain sales.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, April 2, 1931.

It is not the lack of knowledge that makes so many men failures. It is from their failure to apply their knowledge at the right time.

The White and Blue, Provo, Utah, Feb. 11, 1913.

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