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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).]
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Samuel Johnson :
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, April 18, 1775 (1791).]
4th Earl Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope :
Our conjectures pass upon us for truths; we will know what we do not know, and often, what we cannot know: so mortifying to our pride is the base suspicion of ignorance.
[Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 14, 1756, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 86, London (1774).]
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Duc De La Rochefoucauld, François :
It is necessary, in order to know things well, to know the particulars of them; and these, being infinite, make our knowledge ever superficial and imperfect.
[François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 107 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).]
The Book Of Common Prayer :
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
[Book Of Common Prayer, The. Morning Prayer, "General Confession," (1662).]
Leo Tolstoy :
A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally both in mind and body as irresistibly attractive to men and women. An Englishman is self-assured as being a citizen of the best-organized state in the world and therefore, as an Englishman, always knows what he should do and knows that all he does as an Englishman is undoubtedly correct. An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people. A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known. The German's self-assurance is worst of all, stronger and more repulsive than any other, because he imagines that he knows the truth—science—which he himself has invented but which is for him the absolute truth.
[Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian novelist, philosopher. War and Peace, bk. 9, ch. 10 (1868-1869).]
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Cecelia Weir :
Some people will push you aside when they don't know how to be sociable; not knowing its not required to know everything, just to get along.
Prodip Kumar :
There are two types of person in this society. One says I know everything whereas the other says I know but what I know.
[Types of person]
'Don't criticize anyone as you don't know how much power they have, don't forget a small ant is capable to kill an elephant! '
Adam M. Snow :
To fully understand God's Word, you have to know God; for if you don't know God, you will not know the true meaning of His Word.
[Adam M. Snow]
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