175 Human Knowledge Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of human knowledge quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about deep knowledge.

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The Most Famous Human Knowledge Quotes (Best in 2024)

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All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation. — Walter Benjamin

Knowledge is our ultimate good. — Socrates

Shall I tell you what knowledge is? It is to know both what one knows and what one does not know. — Confucius

All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge. — Bruce Lee

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. — Samuel Johnson

What knowledge is there of which man is capable that is not founded on the exterior,--the relation that exists between visible and invisible, the perceptible and the imperceptible? — Johann Kaspar Lavater

You need some knowledge to recognize knowledge, so where does the first knowledge come from? — Plato

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. — Leonardo da Vinci

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. — Henry David Thoreau

All that passes for knowledge can be arranged in a hierarchy of degrees of certainty, with arithmetic and the facts of perception at the top. — Bertrand Russell

Short Human Knowledge Quotes

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  • Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. — Frederick Douglass
  • Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. — Plato
  • Our human knowledge is a candle burnt On a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth. — Sri Aurobindo
  • We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. — H. L. Mencken
  • An enterprise is a community of human beings, not a collection of "human resources". — Henry Mintzberg
  • The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more. — Charlie Munger
  • All human knowledge begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas. — Immanuel Kant
  • The store of collective human knowledge is diluted by 50% each year. — Mo Gawdat
  • If we know everything that everyone else knows, it’s no stopping us. — 21 Savage
  • Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called gateways to human knowledge. — Ray Kurzweil

Top 10 Human Knowledge Quotes

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Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice. — Mahatma Gandhi

Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. — Frederick Douglass

From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures. — Adi Shankara

Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual. — Al-Ghazali

Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other. — Paulo Freire

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. — Plato

Education should no longer be most imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities. — Maria Montessori

Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency. — Rene Descartes

Knowledge humanizes mankind, and reason inclines to mildness; but prejudices eradicate every tender disposition. — Baron de Montesquieu

Positivism is a theory of knowledge according to which the only kind of sound knowledge available to human kind is that if science grounded in observation. — Auguste Comte

Human Knowledge Image Quotes

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Human knowledge quote by Sri Aurobindo

Our human knowledge is a candle burnt On a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth. — Sri Aurobindo

Human knowledge quote by H. L. Mencken

We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. — H. L. Mencken

Human knowledge quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

What Is Knowledge Quotes

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To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. — Nicolaus Copernicus

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right. — Charlemagne

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To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. — Confucius

Human knowledge quote Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. What the Good Life Really Means?Bertrand Russell

You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it. — Seymour Papert

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Knowledge is not what is memorised. Knowledge is what benefits. — Al-Shafi‘i

Human knowledge quote Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Intimate knowledge of God is possible if we habitually search His Holy Scriptures & translate what we find into obedience. — George Muller

I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. — Lord Kelvin

love of learning is the most necessary passion ... in it lies our happiness. It's a sure remedy for what ails us, an unending source of pleasure. — Emilie du Chatelet

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being...When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups...I want to speak to their souls. — John Coltrane

Deep Knowledge Quotes

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life is the greatest gift that could ever be conceived ... A daffodil pushing up through the dark earth to the spring, knowing somehow deep in its roots that spring and light and sunshine will come, has more courage and more knowledge of the value of life than any human being I've met. — Madeleine L'Engle

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. — Alex Haley

Realization is not knowledge about the universe, but the living experience of the nature of the universe. Until we have such living experience, we remain dependent on examples, and subject to their limits. — Namkhai Norbu

Human knowledge quote Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge (knowing what you don't know) is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance. — Isaac Asimov

When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow. — Jerry I. Porras

I long to be filled with divine knowledge, divine wisdom, divine love, divine holiness, to the utmost extent of my capacity. I want to feel that all the currents of my soul are interfused in one channel deep and wide, and all flowing towards the heart of Christ. — Griffith John

Human knowledge quote I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

True repentance begins with KNOWLEDGE of sin. It goes on to work SORROW for sin. It leads to CONFESSION of sin before God. It shows itself before a person by a thorough BREAKING OFF from sin. It results in producing a DEEP HATRED for all sin. — J. C. Ryle

For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to--a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song. — Helen Keller

Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ. — Charles Spurgeon

Nature avenges herself speedily on the hard pedantry that would chain her waves. She is no literalist. Every thing must be taken genially, and we must be at the top of our condition, to understand any thing rightly. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human Wisdom Quotes

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People are of two types, they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock. — Queen Elizabeth II

A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people — Al-Ghazali

Human knowledge quote All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. — Lao Tzu

The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed! — Hildegard of Bingen

To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel. — Rumi

Human knowledge quote Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Do not surrender your grief so quickly Let it cut more deeply Let it ferment and season you As few human or divine ingredients can Something is missing in my heart tonight That has made my eyes so soft And my voice so tender And my need of God so absolutely clear. — Hafez

All humans are dead except those who have knowledge; and all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds; and those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere; and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry. — Al-Shafi‘i

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. — Alexandre Dumas

Knowledge Of The World Quotes

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The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge. — Maria Montessori

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. — Henry Ford

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein

Human knowledge quote All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.

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

I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to. — Leonard Peltier

Life is a struggle and not a matter of privilege. It is nothing but one's knowledge of the temporal and the spiritual world. — Muhammad Iqbal

Human knowledge quote For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only wo
For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

The value of knowledge is to use it. It is not humanly possible that a person can retain all knowledge of the world, but if a person knows how to search for all the knowledge of the world, he will find it when he wants it. — Marcus Garvey

Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

It's never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into people's heads, you need to help them grind anew set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way. — John Seely Brown

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. — Louis Pasteur

Infinite Knowledge Quotes

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A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. — Kahlil Gibran

To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge — Ravi Zacharias

Knowledge is the thing that makes the existence of resources infinite. The creation of knowledge is unbounded. We’re going to keep on creating more knowledge and, thereby, learning about more and different resources. — Naval Ravikant

Human knowledge quote Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

The visible world is the invisible organization of energy. — Heinz Pagels

Growth follows knowledge; action follows inspiration; opportunity follows perception; always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the infinite and illimitable possibilities of achievement. — Charles F. Haanel

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. — Swami Vivekananda

Human knowledge quote Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

The Mother's knowledge of unity, her powers of sensitivity, humility, and balance, and her infinite respect for the miracle of all life have now to be invoked by each of us and practiced if the 'masculine' rational imbalance of our civilization is to be righted before its too late. — Andrew Harvey

The infinite library of the Universe is in your mind. — Swami Vivekananda

A person with increasing knowledge and sensory education may derive infinite enjoyment from wine. — Ernest Hemingway

Using the internet to learn interesting stuff is infinitely better than using it to argue with people. — Chris Williamson

Theory Of Knowledge Quotes

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Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge in which knowledge does not reflect an 'objective' ontological reality. — Paul Watzlawick

Architects should be educated, skillful with the pencil, instructed in geometry, know much history, have followed the philosophers with attention, understand music, have some knowledge of medicine, know the opinions of the jurists, and be acquainted with astronomy and the theory of the heavens — Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. — Charles Darwin

[Knowledge is governed not by] a theory of knowledge, but by a theory of discursive practice. — Michel Foucault

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 Zedong

An individual understands a concept, skill, theory, or domain of knowledge to the extent that he or she can apply it appropriately in a new situation. — Howard Gardner

Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities. — George Boole

Philosophy's position with regard to science, which at one time could be designated with the name "theory of knowledge," has been undermined by the movement of philosophical thought itself. Philosophy was dislodged from this position by philosophy. — Jurgen Habermas

Those who are enamoured of practice without science are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty of where he is going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory. — Leonardo da Vinci

Theory is the essence of facts. Without theory scientific knowledge would be only worthy of the madhouse. — Oliver Heaviside

Scientific Knowledge Quotes

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There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge. — Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Our reliance upon knowledge and scientific thinking to achieve total development is the only way to bring our nation ahead to the stage of non-oil production, a lesson learnt from nations with little or no natural resources. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery. There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world. — Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.

Some of the best scientists can't explain gravity; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, in the end, do they even know? — Logan Paul

An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating. — Marie Carmichael Stopes

Concepts of well-being for countries, for peoples and for individuals are changing. In such a world, to argue for rules that never change would be to deny the reality found in scientific knowledge and reasoned judgment. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

For [Richard] Feynman, the essence of the scientific imagination was a powerful and almost painful rule. What scientists create must match reality. It must match what is already known. Scientific creativity is imagination in a straitjacket. — James Gleick

Khem was an ancient name for the land of Egypt; and both the words alchemy and chemistry are a perpetual reminder of the priority of Egypt's scientific knowledge. — Manly Hall

Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge: the serenity to accept the things we cannot predict, the courage to predict the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Nate Silver

I will frankly tell you that my experience in prolonged scientific investigations convinces me that a belief in God-a God who is behind and within the chaos of vanishing points of human knowledge-adds a wonderful stimulus to the man who attempts to penetrate into the regions of the unknown. — Louis Agassiz

Human Intelligence Quotes

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A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human. — Alan Turing

I admit it: I am louder than the average human being and have no fear of speaking my mind. These traits don't come from the color of my skin but from an unwavering belief in my own intelligence. — Michelle Obama

I think it's the responsibility of every human being, not just those who wear the identity of poet, activist, voter, religious person... it's the responsibility of every person. Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can. — John Trudell

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. — Charles Bukowski

Either human intelligence ultimately owes its origin to mindless matter; or there is a Creator. It is strange that some people claim that it is their intelligence that leads them to prefer the first to the second. — John Lennox

The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. — Sayings

All human beings have all of the intelligences. But we differ, for both genetic and experiential reasons, in our profile of intelligences at any moment. — Howard Gardner

For our personal advancement in virtue and truth one quality is sufficient, namely, love; to advance humanity there must be two, love and intelligence; to accomplish the Great Work there must be three love, intelligence, and activity. And yet love is ever the root and the source. — Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans? — Peter Singer

Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance. — John C. Bogle

Historical Knowledge Quotes

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You have to know the past to understand the present. — Carl Sagan

The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science — Franz Boas

Quite apart from any conscious program, the great cultural historians have always been historical morphologists: seekers after theforms of life, thought, custom, knowledge, art. — Johan Huizinga

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can. — Edith Hamilton

There is no nobler profession, nor no greater calling, than to be among those unheralded many who gave and give their lives to the preservation of human knowledge, passed with commitment and care from one generation to the next. — Laurence Overmire

In these days the invention of printing, and the diffusion of knowledge, render historical calumnies a little less dangerous: truth will always prevail in the long run, but how slow its progress! — Napoleon Bonaparte

Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered. — Abdallah II

On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger. — Hu Shih

The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts, even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions. — Paul De Man

There is a constant rush to judgment in Foucault. He is filled with specious generalizations, false categories, distortions, fudging, pretenses to knowledge in areas where he was ignorant. He had no ability whatsoever to distinguish among historical sources, where he makes terrible blunders. — Camille Paglia

Certain Knowledge Quotes

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The university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. — Michel Foucault

But 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

You don't have to have an opinion about everything. And to a certain extent, you don't have to always know what the fuck is going on. Sometimes there's value in not knowing. — Mark Manson

I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am. — Albert Einstein

I was convinced that our beliefs are based much more on custom and example than on any certain knowledge. — Rene Descartes

Our aim as scientists is objective truth; more truth, more interesting truth, more intelligible truth. We cannot reasonably aim at certainty. Once we realize that human knowledge is fallible, we realize also that we can never be completely certain that we have not made a mistake. — Karl Popper

We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead. — Donald Rumsfeld

What is known for certain is dull. — Max Perutz

One of the things that makes our military the best in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count on their comrades should they need help - that they will never be abandoned. — Jon Kyl

There are only two kinds of certain knowledge: Awareness of our own existence and the truths of mathematics. — Jean le Rond d'Alembert

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The history of the human race is a continual struggle from darkness into light. It is, therefore, to no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge; man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, is no longer a man. — Fridtjof Nansen

In human life, you will find players of religion until the knowledge and proficiency in religion will be cleansed from all superstitions, and will be purified and perfected by the enlightenment of real science. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Medicine deals with the states of health and disease in the human body. It is a truism of philosophy that a complete knowledge of a thing can only be obtained by elucidating its causes and antecedents, provided, of course, such causes exist. In medicine it is, therefore, necessary that causes of both health and disease should be determined. — Avicenna

I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. — Leo Tolstoy

Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called 'the greatest evil in the world.' The friction which results from ignorance ... can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent. — Nikola Tesla

People keep repeating that the main things are love and compassion. Certainly love and compassion are the main things, but it takes knowledge to make love and compassion fruitful. ... It takes just a second to say 'love'. But to acquire knowledge for the well-being and blessing of humanity requires an eternity. — H. P. Blavatsky

Without a strong educational system — free of government control — democracy is crippled. Knowledge is not only the key to power. It is the citadel of human freedom. — Harry S. Truman

At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche. — Carl Jung

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

Comparing that to mathematics, if necessary truth is the subject matter of mathematics, mathematicians are engaged in creating knowledge about necessary truth. Because a mathematician has a brain—which is a physical object—and all physical objects are subject to making errors of degradation via the second law of thermodynamics—or simply the usual mental mistakes and errors that any human being makes—a mathematician is just as fallible as anyone else. So what they end up proving could be in error. — Naval Ravikant

Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware. We ignore the truth or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

Reason and Knowledge have always played a secondary, subordinate, auxiliary role in the life of peoples, and this will always be the case. A people is shaped and driven forward by an entirely different kind of force, one which commands and coerces them and the origin of which is obscure and inexplicable despite the reality of its presence. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it. — Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

"The true essence of humankind is kindness. There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one's existence, to have a good heart." — Dalai Lama

Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge. — Albert Einstein

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. — Samuel Johnson

Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again. — Cat Stevens

Whatever we do must be in accord with human nature. We cannot drive people; we must direct their development. The general policy of the past has been to drive; but the era of force must give way to the era of knowledge, and the policy of the future will be to teach and lead, to the advantage of all concerned. — Henry Gantt

The fact that, during the most miraculous decline of extreme poverty in human history, contributed to by ultra-cost-effective energy from fossil fuels, college-educated adults can think the rate of extreme poverty is getting worse due to fossil fuels shows just how completely our knowledge system trivializes the benefits of fossil fuels and of cost-effective energy as such. — Alex Epstein

It is like employing a small tool on big constructions, if we use human wisdom in the hunt for knowledge of reality. — Gregory of Nazianzus

Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts. And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace. — Frank Borman

Until society can be reclaimed by an undivided humanity that will use its collective wisdom, cultural achievements, technological innovations, scientific knowledge, and innate creativity for its own benefit and for that of the natural world, all ecological problems will have their roots in social problems. — Murray Bookchin

If we find ourselves increasing beyond example in numbers, in strength, in wealth, in knowledge, in everything which promotes human and social happiness, let us ever remember our dependence for all these on the protection and merciful dispensations of Divine Providence. — John Tyler

Upon the progress of knowledge the whole progress of the human race is immediately dependent: he who retards that, hinders this also. — Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people. — Dale Carnegie

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