The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.— Mark Twain
Uplifting Little Knowledge quotations
A little knowledge and an over-abundance of zeal always tends to be harmful.
In the area involving religious truths, it can be disastrous.
I can concede that the government has no knowledge of the people, but I believe the people know less of the government. There are useless officials, evil, if you like, but there are also good ones, and these are not able to accomplish anything because they encounter an inert mass, the population that takes little part in matters that concern them.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Once a man criticized my desire for knowledge by saying that it was not fitting for a woman to possess learning because there was so little of it. I replied that it was even less fitting for a man to possess ignorance because there was so much of it.
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.
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.
Those who would know much, and love little, will ever remain at but the beginning of a godly life.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
I had a traditional interview based on a phone call from an agent.
He says there's a show and they would like to see you and its called Dallas. With very little knowledge I go over to this meeting at Warner Brothers.
And they will ask thee of the spirit.
Say: The spirit proceedeth at my Lord's command; but of knowledge, only a little is given to you.
When all government ...in little as in great things... shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power; it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.
If a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal.
I think of the need for more wisdom in the world, to deal with the knowledge that we have. At one time we had wisdom, but little knowledge. Now we have a great deal of knowledge, but do we have enough wisdom to deal with that knowledge?
One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.
They said that the Negro had no initiative;
that he was not a business man, but a laborer; that he had not the brain to engineer a corporation, to own and run ships; that he had no knowledge of navigation, therefore the proposition was impossible. Oh! ye of little faith. The Eternal has happened.
Revealed insights should leave us stricken with the knowledge of how little we really know. It should never lead to an emotional arrogance based upon a false assumption that we somehow have all the answers - that we in fact have a corner on truth. For we do not.
We all have a vast number of areas in which we have no talent or skill and little chance of becoming even mediocre. In those areas a knowledge workers should not take on work, jobs and assignments. It takes far more energy to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
We are a people in more need of a little character than we are in need of an abundance of knowledge.
Herein lies the tragedy of the age: Not that men are poor, - all men know something of poverty. Not that men are wicked, - who is good? Not that men are ignorant, - what is truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.
We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
True and great love springs out of great knowledge, and where you know little you can love but little or not at all.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
I know unless I'm true to myself I couldn't be happy.
Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character.
I would not want to form a partnership with an architect who has only a little knowledge of building or a broker who has a limited knowledge of the stock market. Still, we form what we hope to be permanent relationships in love with people who have hardly any knowledge of what love is.
Half of the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.
We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
Some people read so little they have rickets of the mind.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
People are all ignorant, they fear new things, they fear knowledge somehow, I don't know why. Everything that I ever learned was always so great. I never thought so at the time, it was just that little bit more in your mind an expansion of consciousness or awareness.
In Zen, actions speak louder than words.
Doing is more important than knowing, and knowledge which cannot be translated into action is of little worth.