Proverbs:Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom

Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom

One thing I know, that is, I know nothing.
—Socrates (ca. 470-399 B.C. Greek philosopher)
Not ignorance, but the ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
—Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947 British philosopher and mathematician)
Knowledge makes one humble, ignorance makes one proud.
—English proverb
Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
—Publilius Syrus (lst century B.C. Roman writer)
When you want knowledge like you want air under water then you will get it.
—Socrates (ca. 470-399 B.C. Greek philosopher)
Knowledge is power.
—Francis Bacon (1561-1626 British philosopher and author)
Knowledge without conscience is the ruination of the soul.
—Francois Rabelais (1494-1553 French writer)
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
—Hermann Hesse (1877-1962 German writer)
A man’s wisdom is the source of pleasure.
—Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375 Italian writer)
Wisdom is only found in truth.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832 German poet and playwright)
Truth is always present; it only needs to lift the iron lid of the mind’s eye to read its oracles.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1830-1882 American essayist and poet)
The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.
—Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832 British cleric and writer)
Wise men love truth, where as fools shun it.
—English proverb
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862 Amercian author)
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
—Aristotle (384-322 B.C. Greek philosopher)

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