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Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard. ...
by Gene Wolfe

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

Related topics: Wisdom

Online publication is fine with me, in part because
I hope to collect those stories later.
- Gene Wolfe

He's not rewarding us by talking to us.
He's talking to us because He has something to say to us directly,
as opposed to the things He says to all humanity.
- Gene Wolfe

You seem to think that the only genuine existence evil
can have is conscious existence -
that no one is evil unless he admits it to himself.
I disagree.
- Gene Wolfe

 

Ambiguity is necessary in some of my stories,
not in all.
In those, it certainly contributes to the richness of the story.
I doubt that thematic closure is never attainable.
- Gene Wolfe

A youthful American voice isn't particularly challenging -
I've been a young American,
and they're all around me.
I can walk from my house to Barrington High School.
- Gene Wolfe

I have read only the first 'Harry Potter' book.
I thought it excellent, perhaps the best thing written
for older children since The Hobbit.
I wish the books had been around when my kids were the right age for them.
- Gene Wolfe

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Whether the medium is ready for consumers is better
judged by those consumers.
I sometimes read online - but not often.
The stigma is attached to pay scales.
Much online publication is no pay or small pay.
- Gene Wolfe

My whole life experience feeds into my writing.
I think that must be true for every writer.
Clearly the Army and combat were major influences;
just the same,
you need to understand that many of the writers we
have now couldn't load a revolver.
- Gene Wolfe

I don't think anyone is more intrinsically holy.
People experience God in many ways; and it seems to
me that God does what the rest of us do:
He chooses the means that best gets His message across.
- Gene Wolfe

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

Knowledge is love and light and vision.
- Helen Keller

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid.
- Anonymous

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All Knowledge is Divided into Three Domains:
"What We Know",
"What We Know That We Don't Know", and
"What We Don't Know That We Don't Know."
- Werner Erhard

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
- Lao Tzu

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Information is not knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

The universal Mind contains all knowledge.
It is the potential ultimate of all things.
To it, all things are possible.
- Ernest Holmes

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

Knowledge is of the mind, wisdom is of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circles.
Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge,
it repeats the same knowledge,
it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again.
No-mind is clarity, purity, innocence.
No-mind is the real way to live,
the real way to know, the real way to be.
- Osho

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

Zen says that if you drop knowledge -
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others -
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.
- Osho

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
- Thomas Aquinas

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
- Thomas Carlyle

Science investigates religion interprets.
Science gives man knowledge which is power
Religion gives man wisdom which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
- Bruce Lee

The secret of improved plant breeding,
apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
- Luther Burbank

Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources,
taking the best from every study,
Science of Mind brings together
the highest enlightenment of the ages.
- Ernest Holmes

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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