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Haunted-World Theory: A safe approach to dealing with people is to assume that everyone with whom you have dealings will come back to haunt you at some future date.

Robert J. Ringer

Kipling is a jingo imperialist. He is morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting. It is better to start by admitting that, and then to try to find out why it is that he survives while the refined people who have sniggered at him seem to wear so badly.

George Orwell

It's what people know that ain't so that makes the trouble in this world.

E.H. Armstrong

What's all our knowledge worth? We don't even know what the weather will be tomorrow.

Berthold Auerbach

If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.

Yogi Berra

To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge.

Ambrose Bierce

It's better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.

Josh Billings

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

William Blake

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.

Samuel Butler

Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.

Lord Chesterfield

The field of knowledge is the common property of mankind, and any discoveries we can make in it will be for the benefit of yours, and of every other nation, as well as our own.

Henry Dearborn

There are only two ways open to man for attaining a certain knowledge of truth: clear intuition and necessary deduction.

Rene Descartes

Never say you don't know. Nod wisely, leave calmly, then run like hell to find an expert.

Eldon Doty

". . . knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant, if not the only, source of competitive advantage."

Peter Drucker

Let's face the obvious. Yesterday we were nerds. Today we're the cognitive elite. Let's conquer.

Chester G. Edwards

Abstract knowledge is always useful, sooner or later.

Robert A. Heinlein

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Thomas Huxley

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

Samuel Johnson

It is not what we know that is important, it is what we do not know.

Charles Kettering

There's no such thing as useless information — there's only stuff you haven't figured out how to apply.

Paul Lakin

There is nothing so captivating as new knowledge.

Peter Mere Latham

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

H.L. Mencken

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.

Japanese Proverb

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.

William Safire

The more we study, the more we discover our own ignorance.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

There is only one good, knowledge and one evil, ignorance.


It ain't what we don't know that hurts us, it's what we know that ain't so.

Mark Twain

No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government.

Hugh L. White

It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true.

Alfred North Whitehead

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

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