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It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - and the less a man knows, the more sure he is he knows everything. - Joyce Cary

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows who has written and where it is to be found. - A.A. Hodge

I know what I can know, and am not troubled about what I cannot know. - Johann Fichte

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. - Voltaire

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you'll never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

Nothing is as frightening as ignorance in action. {this quote is above the entrance to the Naval Academy}  - Goethe

Knowledge is the distilled essence of our institutions, corroborated by experience. - Elbert Hubbard

There is no knowledge that is not power.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents. Too many men slip early out of the habit of studious reading, and yet that is essential... - Sir William Osler

God bears with imperfect beings even when they resist His goodness. We ought to imitate this merciful patience and endurance. It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of other people. - Francois de Fenelon

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

The greatest derangement of the mind is to believe in something because one wishes it to be so. (1876) - Rene J. Dubos

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

One day we will realize that big hearts will bring us more peace than big weapons. - Malathy Drew

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find. - Unknown Author

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. - Samuel Johnson

Just knowing you don't have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn - and those are all good things. - Dick Van Dyke

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

There are known knowns ó there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns ó that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we donít know we donít know. - Donald Rumsfeld