Thursday, April 25, 2013

Knowledge




Acquire knowledge, it enableth its possessor to distinguish right from wrong; it lighteth the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when friendless; it guideth us to happiness; it sustaineth us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends, and an armour against enemies."
― Muhammad, quoted in The Sayings of Muhammad

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
― Marcus Garvey

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
― Kofi Annan

Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
― Margaret Fuller

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
― Samuel Johnson, quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson

The end of man is knowledge but there's one thing he can't know. He can't know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can't know whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn't got and which if he had it would save him.
― Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men

A society that fears knowledge is a society that fears itself.
― Bernard Beckett, Genesis




4 comments:

silvereagle said...

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing....

Jay M. said...

Very cool. I like the last one. Reminds me of Republicans.

Peace <3
Jay

Anonymous said...

Muhammad written with an "OLDE TWIST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE"

Very interesting.

JoeBlow said...

Anon, that was the language it was in when I saw it in my textbook.