Knowledge Sayings and Quotes

Ignorance is bliss, but only until reality hits. It’s far better to be in the know, instead of left in the dark. Check out the collection of wise and insightful knowledge quotes below.

Wise men learn by others' harms; fools by their own.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.

Vietnamese (on journeys)

Brains are better than brawn.      


Everyone is ignorant only on different subjects.      

Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Instead of seeking new landscapes, develop new eyes.      

Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.      

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Learning is better than house and land.      

David Garrick (1716-1779)

People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.      

Socrates (469-399 BC)

Presumption first blinds a man, then sets him a running.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The shoe knows if the stocking has a hole.

Bahamian (on knowledge and justice)

What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the natures of things.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

When the pupil is ready, the teacher will come.      

Chinese Proverb

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.      

Mark Van Doren (1894-1972)

With time even a bear can learn to dance.      

Yiddish (on education)

Distance lends enchantment to the view.      

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Doubt is the key to knowledge.      

Iranian (on education)

Example is the best precept.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.      

Spanish Proverb

It is better to be the head of a chicken than the rear of an ox.      

Japanese (on relative worth)

Knowledge is power.      

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Mistakes are doorways to discovery.      


Put two and two together.      


What good is running when you're on the wrong road.      

German (on planning)

When you're sad, learn something,