For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write .

“All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.”

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.

All knowledge which ends in words will die as quickly as it came to life, with the exception of the written word: which is its mechanical part.

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.

For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all.

Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.