50 Quotes About Knowledge

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Knowledge, not improved and well employed, will only increase our condemnation at the last day.
- J. C. Ryle
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Knowledge without repentance will be but a torch to light men to hell.
- Thomas Watson
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Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
- Thomas Aquinas
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It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
- Assorted Authors
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We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
- Thomas Aquinas
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The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
- Thomas Fuller
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Perfection is immutable, but for things imperfect, to change is the way to perfect them. Constancy without knowledge cannot be always good; and in things ill, it is not virtue but an absolute vice.
- Owen Feltham
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Science investigates - religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power. Religion gives man wisdom which is control.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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When one tries to increase his knowledge by doing mental gymnastics over books without waiting upon God and looking to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, his soul is plainly in full swing. This will deplete his spiritual life. Because the fall of man was occasioned by seeking knowledge, God uses the foolishness of the cross to "destroy the wisdom of the wise."
- Watchman Nee
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The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
- Blaise Pascal
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Christians nowadays generally are lacking in two kinds of knowledge: (I) a knowledge of the conditions by which evil spirits work; and (2) a knowledge of the principle of spiritual life.
- Watchman Nee
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Knowledge is love and light and vision.
- Helen Keller
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Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service. If we do not use the mind that God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality and cut ourselves off from many of the riches of God's grace.
- John Stott
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Faith consists, not in ignorance, but in knowledge, and that, not only of God, but also of the divine will.
- John Calvin
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Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
- Blaise Pascal
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Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth.
- Watchman Nee
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Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.
- George Herbert
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Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Knowledge that terminates in curiosity and speculation is inferior to that which is useful; and of all useful knowledge that is the most so which consists in a due care and just notion of ourselves.
- Assorted Authors
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Many of the Lord's people currently commit the same error as did the saints at Corinth. The words of the Lord are spirit and life, but these people do not accept the words accordingly. They investigate theological problems with a very cold mind and search the hidden meaning of the Bible with the design of presenting the best interpretation. They satisfy their lust for knowledge.
- Watchman Nee
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Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.
- John Newton
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In order to have real prayer and action to change things, we must have conviction as to the need of prayer and action. In order to have conviction as to the need of prayer and action, we must have knowledge.
- John R. Mott
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The best ground, unfilled and neglected, soonest runs out into rank weeds. A man of knowledge that is either negligent or uncorrected cannot but grow wild and godless.
- Joseph Hall
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A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
- Assorted Authors
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Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
- William Cowper
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Zeal without knowledge is like a mettled horse without eyes, or like a sword in a madman's hand; and there is no knowledge where there is not the word: for if they reject the word of the Lord, and act not by that, 'What wisdom is in them?' saith the prophet (Jer 8:9; Isa 8:20).
- John Bunyan
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A consciousness of inward knowledge gives confidence to the outward behavior, which, of all things, is the best to grace a man in his carriage.
- Owen Feltham
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We tend to be a generation of Christians who major on minor matters but do not seem to possess the true measure of the gospel in the knowledge of God. We do not really know God. At best we know about Him.
- Sinclair B. Ferguson
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In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert
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It is difficult to estimate how much of the world's philosophy, ethics, knowledge, research, and science flow from the powers of darkness. But of one point we are certain: all arguments and proud obstacles against the knowledge of God are the fortresses of the enemy.
- Watchman Nee
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Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon
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But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
- Thomas a Kempis
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He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows who has written and where it is to be found.
- A. A. Hodge
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
- Thomas Fuller
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The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.
- Richard Cecil
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The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true.
- Assorted Authors
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Beware you are not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
- John Wesley
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Knowledge of facts is important. Knowledge of truth is essential. Yet our Lord's concern goes beyond mere head knowledge. He wants us not only to know the truth but also to obey the truth. He wants us to live the truth, practice the truth, and be conformed to and transformed by that truth.
- Wayne Mack
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Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
- Thomas Fuller
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Great knowledge, if it be without vanity, is the most severe bridle of the tongue. For so have I heard, that all the noises and prating of the pool, the croaking of frogs and toads, are hushed and appeased upon the bringing upon them the light of a candle or torch. Every beam of reason and ray of knowledge checks the dissolution of the tongue.
- Jeremy Taylor
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The fall of man was due to the love of knowledge and of wisdom. Satan is employing the same tactic today in order to retain the believer's soul as his operative center.
- Watchman Nee
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Believers, who have most knowledge, are not therefore necessarily the most spiritual.
- John Newton
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The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon
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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
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Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice.
- Matthew Henry
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No man can ever lack this mortification of his vanity, that what he knows is but a very little in comparison of what he is ignorant of. Consider this, and instead of boasting thy knowledge of a few things, confess and be out of countenance for the many more which thou dost not understand.
- Thomas a Kempis
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