132 Theory Of Knowledge Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of theory of knowledge quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about value of knowledge.

The Most Famous Theory Of Knowledge Quotes (Best in 2024)

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

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

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

Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know? — Theodore Bikel

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it. — Aristotle

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

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

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 human knowledge takes the form of interpretation. — Walter Benjamin

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge. — Confucius

Short Theory Of Knowledge Quotes

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  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein
  • 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
  • Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory. — Leonardo da Vinci
  • Theories are just disposable tools in the production of knowledge — Manuel Castells
  • The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. — Thomas B. Macaulay
  • Yoga is effort. Only practice is important. The rest of knowledge is only theory. — B.K.S. Iyengar
Theory of 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.

What Is Knowledge Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

Theory of 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.

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

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It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. — Epictetus

Value Of Knowledge Quotes

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Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. — Heber J. Grant

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

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

Theory of 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.

So a lot of the information—a lot of the value—is within a particular knowledge-bearing entity. — Naval Ravikant

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value. — Louis L'Amour

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. — Thomas Ehrlich

Theory of knowledge quote All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished. — Lord Chesterfield

Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education. — B. C. Forbes

Man's value before God is estimated by the dispositions of his heart, its uprightness, its good will, its charity, and not by keenness of intellect or extent of knowledge. — Anne Catherine Emmerich

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. — Albert Einstein

Truth And Knowledge Quotes

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I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me. — Isaac Newton

A little knowledge and an over-abundance of zeal always tends to be harmful. In the area involving religious truths, it can be disastrous. — Kathryn Kuhlman

Give yourself to prayer, to reading and meditation on divine truths: strive to penetrate to the bottom of them and never be content with a superficial knowledge. — David Brainerd

Theory of knowledge quote Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Accumulating knowledge is a form of avarice and lends itself to another version of the Midas story ...man [is] so avid for knowledge that everything that he touches turns to facts; his faith becomes theology; his love becomes lechery; his wisdom becomes science; pursuing meaning, he ignores truth. — Malcolm Muggeridge

The path to the Truth is a labour of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge and ultimately prevail over your nafs with your heart. Knowing your ego will lead you to the knowledge of God. — Shams Tabrizi

Theory of 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 fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. — Bertrand Russell

A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books. — Plato

Read the greats in math, science, and philosophy. Ignore your contemporaries and news. Avoid tribal identification. Put truth above social approval. — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge And Learning Quotes

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Any fool can know. The point is to understand. — Albert Einstein

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Man is essentially ignorant, and becomes learned through acquiring knowledge. — Ibn Khaldun

Peace and Blessings manifest with every lesson learned. If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned. — Erykah Badu

Theory of knowledge quote If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Educate yourself. Learn everything you can and then let knowledge yield to kindness. — Bryant H. McGill

Learning is a process where knowledge is presented to us, then shaped through understanding, discussion and reflection. — Paulo Freire

I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. — Jay-Z

Theory of knowledge quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. — Leo Tolstoy

I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it. . . seek knowledge from those wiser and teach those who wish to learn from me. — Duane Allman

Young people want to learn, they are thirsty for knowledge, they want to understand and remember. The main thing is to teach them where not to go. Oppression, not to go; dictatorship, not to go; racism and prejudice, absolutely not to go. This is a moral plan [for society]. — Elie Wiesel

Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what's going to happen. It's one of the most beautiful things in life, but it's one of the most terrifying. It's worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories. — Ariana Grande

Scientific Theory Quotes

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A scientific theory is a tool and not a creed. — Joseph John Thomson

A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice. — Karl Popper

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. — Mark Russell

Theory of knowledge quote The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.

It is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment. — Paul Dirac

The idea of a universal mind or Logos would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory. — Arthur Eddington

About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power. — Sidney Altman

With the subsequent strong support from cybernetics , the concepts of systems thinking and systems theory became integral parts of the established scientific language, and led to numerous new methodologies and applications -- systems engineering, systems analysis, systems dynamics, and so on. — Fritjof Capra

Before the 1940s the terms "system" and "systems thinking" had been used by several scientists, but it was Bertalanffy's concepts of an open system and a general systems theory that established systems thinking as a major scientific movement — Fritjof Capra

I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. — Thomas A. Edison

The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize. — Irene Joliot-Curie

Education And Knowledge Quotes

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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

Data isn't information; information isn't knowledge; knowledge isn't wisdom. — Ian Lowe

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. — Dale Carnegie

Intellectual elegance [is] a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity. — Massimo Vignelli

Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third. I forget the other two. — Chuck Berry

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. — Vern Law

The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men. — Fulton J. Sheen

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

Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box. — Frederick Douglass

Those who take the lead take it by doing three things. First, science to be able to manoeuvre; second, knowledge to be able to heavily invest in education; and third, a very wise leadership with a clear vision and a roadmap to the right direction. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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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

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

MY THEORY: the trouble is in the mind, for the body is only the house for the mind to dwell in . . . If your mind has been deceived by some invisible enemy into a belief, you have put it into the form of a disease, with or without your knowledge. By my theory or truth I come in contact with your enemy and restore you to health and happiness. — Phineas Quimby

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

Explicit knowledge, conventionally delivered like pizza (neat boxes with toppings of concepts, theories, best practices and war stories), is consumed by the brain but not metabolized into action. The learning we call intuition, know-how and common sense gets into the blood stream through osmosis. It is shaped by social context. — Richard Pascale

A fundamental principle of information theory is that you can’t guarantee outcomes… in order for an experiment to yield knowledge, it has to be able to fail. If you have guaranteed experiments, you have zero knowledge — George Gilder

I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin. — Zooey Deschanel

Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts, ideas and theories, a proliferation of constantly changing items of knowledge. Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research. — Raymond Queneau

When I listen to the public debates about climate change, I am impressed by the enormous gaps in our knowledge, the sparseness of our observations and the superficiality of our theories. — Freeman Dyson

The best work of artists in any age is the work of innocence liberated by technical knowledge. The laboratory experiments that led to the theory of pure color equipped the impressionists to paint nature as if it had only just been created. — Nancy Hale

A thorough understanding of game theory, should dim these greedy hopes. Knowledge of game theory does not make one a better card player, businessman or military strategist. — Anatol Rapoport

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature. — Trofim Lysenko

The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification. — Derek Bok

The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true. — Phillip E. Johnson

Scientific research involves going beyond the well-trodden and well-tested ideas and theories that form the core of scientific knowledge. During the time scientists are working things out, some results will be right, and others will be wrong. Over time, the right results will emerge. — Lisa Randall

Knowledge is theory. We should be thankful if action of management is based on theory. Knowledge has temporal spread. Information is not knowledge. The world is drowning in information but is slow in acquisition of knowledge. There is no substitute for knowledge. — W. Edwards Deming

When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together. — Isaac Asimov

Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems. — Thomas Babington Macaulay

Theory and knowledge remain suspect, not because of inherent worthlessness, but because of their historic isolation from action. Without theoretical orientation, however, action is vulnerable to oversimplified and glib imitativeness-even mimicry-and to the use of the gimmick. — Erving Polster

So far Unitarian realism claiming to possess positive knowledge about Ultimate Reality has succeeded only by excluding large areas of phenomena or by declaring, without proof, that they could be reduced to basic theory, which, in this connection, means elementary particle physics. — Paul Feyerabend

Those who are in love with practice without knowledge are like the sailor who gets into a ship without rudder or compass and who never can be certain whether he is going. Practice must always be founded on sound theory, and to this Perspective is the guide and the gateway; and without this nothing can be done well in the matter of drawing. — Leonardo da Vinci

The present state of atomic theory is characterized by the fact that we not only believe the existence of atoms to be proved beyond a doubt, but also we even believe that we have an intimate knowledge of the constituents of the individual atoms. — Niels Bohr

The strength of a theory is not what it allows, but what it prohibits; if you can invent an equally persuasive explanation for any outcome, you have zero knowledge. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

Reincarnation is not an exclusively Hindu or Buddhist concept, but it is part of the history of human origin. It is proof of the mindstream's capacity to retain knowledge of physical and mental activities. It is related to the theory of interdependent origination and to the law of cause and effect. — Dalai Lama

The world has arisen in some way or another. How it originated is the great question, and Darwin's theory, like all other attempts, to explain the origin of life, is thus far merely conjectural. I believe he has not even made the best conjecture possible in the present state of our knowledge. — Louis Agassiz

The theory of the method of knowing which is advanced in these pages may be termed pragmatic. ... Only that which has been organized into our disposition so as to enable us to adapt the environment to our needs and adapt our aims and desires to the situation in which we live is really knowledge. — John Dewey

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. Of contemporary literature, philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing... My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System. — Arthur Conan Doyle

Take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own, hold fast to them and translate them into action, and test the correctness of these ideas in such action. Then once again concentrate ideas from the masses and once again go to the masses so that the ideas are persevered in and carried through. And so on, over and over again in an endless spiral, with the ideas becoming more correct, more vital and richer each time. Such is the Marxist theory of knowledge. — Mao Zedong

Widely dispersed knowledge concerning the important role of basic cooperative processes among living beings may lead to the acceptance of cooperation as a guiding principle both in social theory and as a basis for human behavior. Such a development when it occurs will alter the course of human history. — Warder Clyde Allee

The French Revolution, Fichte's Theory of Knowledge, and Goethe's Wilhelm Meister are the three greatest tendencies of the age. Whoever takes offence at this combination, and whoever does not consider a revolution important unless it is blatant and palpable, has not yet risen to the lofty and broad vantage point of the history of mankind. — Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Theory without practice is of little value, whereas practice is the proof of theory.Theory is the knowledge, practice the ability. — Alois Podhajsky

One may say that mathematics talks about the things which are of no concern to men. Mathematics has the inhuman quality of starlight - brilliant, sharp but cold ... thus we are clearest where knowledge matters least: in mathematics, especially number theory. — Hermann Weyl

MY THEORY: the trouble is in the mind, for the body is only the house for the mind to dwell in . . . If your mind has been deceived by some invisible enemy into a belief, you have put it into the form of a disease, with or without your knowledge. By my theory or truth I come in contact with your enemy and restore you to health and happiness. — Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

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