Quotes and proverbs about knowledge and science.

Albert Einstein – Caricature by DonkeyHotey


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A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

English proverb
A small amount of knowledge may cause you to make invalid conclusions.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature's unrealized ends.


Belief means not wanting to know what is true.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition in knowledge you forget something that you knew before.

Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Scarlet
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself.

Everything that is not forbidden by laws of nature is achievable, given the right knowledge.

David Deutsch

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.

John Stuart Mill

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.

A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle

Human knowledge will be erased from the world's archives before we possess the last word that a gnat has to say to us.

Henri Fabre

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein

I read it in a book.

Samwell Tarly

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.

Mao Tse-Tung

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It isn't knowledge, it's ignorance that - as we've been beautifully told - is bliss.

Victorian Short Stories, Vol. 2
Elizabeth Gaskell

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

Early experiences will be very valuable later.

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

African proverb

Knowledge is not wisdom.


Knowledge is power.

Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.

Humanism and Its Aspirations
American Humanist Association

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

People can believe in evolution without understanding it, and vice versa.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

Play is the beginning of knowledge.

George Dorsey

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