Knowledge Quotes

We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing

Friday, December 16th, 2011
reading

“How hard it is in some cases to be believed! And how impossible in others!”

“But why should you wish to persuade me that I feel more than I acknowledge?”

“That is a question which I hardly…”

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Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom

Siddhartha said: “Yes, I have had thoughts and knowledge here and there. Sometimes, for an hour or a day, I have become aware of knowledge, just as one feels life in one’s heart. I have had many thoughts, but it would be difficult…”

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A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn’t really care. Wisdom does.

Sunday, August 16th, 2009
woman and a framed Habitat for Humanity house

It’s rather significant, we think, that those who have no compassion have no wisdom. Knowledge, yes; cleverness, maybe; wisdom, no. A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn’t really care. Wisdom does. We also consider it significant that cor, the Latin word for “heart,” is the basis for the word courage.

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Scholars need to go outside and sniff around – walk through the grass, talk to animals.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
chicks in the grass

But sometimes the knowledge of the scholar is a bit hard to understand because it doesn’t seem to match up with our own experience of things. In other words, Knowledge and Experience do not necessarily speak the same language. But isn’t the knowledge that comes from experience more valuable than the knowledge that doesn’t?

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The wise know their limitations; the foolish do not.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

But if you ignore What’s There and try to lift someone’s car out of a ditch, what sort of conditions will you be in after a while? And even if you have more muscle than anyone alive, you still can’t push over a freight train. The wise know their limitations; the foolish do not.

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