Quotes on Pursuit Of Knowledge

Pursuit of knowledge under difficulties. Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

The pursuit of knowledge is more valuable than its possession. Albert Einstein

Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings. About the ambitious pursuit of knowledge, alluding to Icarus of the Greek myth. E O Wilson

Such is always the pursuit of knowledge. The celestial fruits, the golden apples of the Hesperides, are ever guarded by a hundred-headed dragon which never sleeps, so that it is an Herculean labor to pluck them. Henry David Thoreau

Every student who enters upon a scientific pursuit, especially if at a somewhat advanced period of life, will find not only that he has much to learn, but much also to unlearn. John Herschel

Indiscriminate pursuit of perfection infallibly leads to mediocrity. Henry Fuseli

The goal of pursuit of justice must not simply be that justice happens but that reconciliation also happens. Miroslav Volf

[Book's subtitle:] Designed as a beacon of light to guide women to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but which may be read by members of the sterner sect, without injury to themselves or the book. Marietta Holley

We've got to understand that all disenfranchised people have something in common...The pursuit of justice really is about equality for everyone. Anita Hill

Our true and genuine wisdom can be summed up as the knowledge of God and the knowledge of ourselves. John Calvin

Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. John Calvin

Wisdom is the use of knowledge Dan Millman

I have never seen the Philosopher's Stone that turns lead into Gold, but I have known the pursuit of it turn a Man's Gold into Lead. Benjamin Franklin

The pursuit of knowledge is, I think, mainly actuated by love of power. And so are all advances in scientific technique. Bertrand Russell

Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents. Friedrich Nietzsche

What must be the knowledge of Him, from whom all created minds have derived both their power of knowledge, and the innumerable objects of their knowledge! What must be the wisdom of Him, from whom all things derive their wisdom! Timothy Dwight IV

This country was founded upon the principle that we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - those rights are what make America great, and they belong to each and every one of us. Charles Rangel

When the founders wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they didn't mean longer vacations and more comfortable hammocks. They meant the pursuit of learning. The pursuit of improvement and excellence. In hard work is happiness. David Mccullough

The conquest of war and the pursuit of social justice... must become our grand preoccupation and magnificent obsession. Norman Cousins

The rub is that the pursuit of happiness, as an end in itself, tends automatically, and widely, to be replaced by the pursuit of pleasure with a consequent general softening of the fibers of will, intelligence, spirit. Whittaker Chambers

Modern Americans travel light, with little philosophic baggage other than a fervent belief in their right to the pursuit of happiness. George Will

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.... He who works for sweetness and light united, works to make reason and the will of God prevail. Matthew Arnold

This is the even-handed dealing of the world!" he said. "There is noth-ing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes tocondemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth! Charles Dickens

our country in general assumes that "the pursuit of happiness" really means "the pursuit of pleasure" and that therefore pleasure is the greatest good. Madeleine L'Engle

It is not the function of the State to make men happy. They must make themselves happy in their own way, and at their own risk. The functions of the State lie entirely in the conditions or chances under which the pursuit of happiness is carried on. William Graham Sumner

Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Solomon

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

The only use of knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. Alfred North Whitehead

It is God who is the ultimate reason things, and the Knowledge of God is no less the beginning of science than his essence and will are the beginning of things. Gottfried Leibniz

The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His Presence. Aiden Wilson Tozer

A man's pursuit of knowledge is greater than his shortcomings, the limits of his vision. Natasha Trethewey

Buddhism is all about science. If science is the systematic pursuit of the accurate knowledge of reality, then science is Buddhism, Buddhism is science. Robert Thurman

I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. Frederick Sanger

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. B H Liddell Hart

The fruit of the tree of knowledge always drives man from some paradise or other; and even the paradise of fools is not an unpleasant abode while it is habitable. William Ralph Inge

We must guard against becoming so engrossed in the specific nature of the roots and bark of the trees of knowledge as to miss the meaning and grandeur of the forest they compose. George S Patton

There is no knowledge for which so great a price is paid as a knowledge of the world; and no one ever became an adept in it except at the expense of a hardened or a wounded heart. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

In the pursuit of knowledge, follow it wherever it is to be found; like fern, it is the produce of all climates, and like coin, its circulation is not restricted to any particular class. Charles Caleb Colton

The pursuit of knowledge is an intoxicant, a lure that scientists and explorers have known from ancient times; indeed, exhilaration in the pursuit of knowledge is part of what has kept our species so adaptive. Kay Redfield Jamison

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. Thomas Jefferson

Religions have become a hindrance, rather than a help, to our shared pursuit of peace and progress. They tend to make us meaner rather than better human beings, less sensitive to the demands of justice, compassion and fellow humanity in our times. Agnivesh

If two people want to get married, it's their prerogative - we hope. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness Mariah Carey

All industries are brought under the control of such people [film producers] by Capitalism. If the capitalists let themselves be seduced from their pursuit of profits to the enchantments of art, they would be bankrupt before they knew where they were. You cannot combine the pursuit of money with the pursuit of art. George Bernard Shaw

When...we, as individuals, obey laws that direct us to behave for the welfare of the community as a whole, we are indirectly helping to promote the pursuit of happiness by our fellow human beings. Aristotle

The single most important principle I ever discovered is this: the goal or purpose of the Christian is precisely the pursuit of happiness - in God. The reason for this is that there is no greater way to glorify God than to find in Him the happiness that my soul so desperately craves. Sam Storms

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 4, 1776 was the historic day on which the representatives of three millions of people vocalized Concord, and Lexington, and Bunker Hill, which gave notice to the world that they proposed to establish an independent nation on the theory that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Calvin Coolidge

A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the merely relative character of all historical knowledge must start with the assumption that there are spheres of thought in which it is impossible to conceive of absolute truth existing independently of the values and position of the subject and unrelated to the social context. Karl Mannheim

Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Ronald Reagan

Probability but no truth, facility but no freedom-it is owing to these two fruits that the tree of knowledge cannot be confused with the tree of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratiitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love... Thomas Merton

Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge. Krister Stendahl

The average golfer's problem is not so much the lack of ability as it is lack of knowledge about what he should be doing Ben Hogan

The chief value of the new fact is to enhance the great and constant fact of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not knowing, but the love of learning, that characterizes the scientific man. Charles Sanders Peirce

I had no immediate knowledge of the world of Batman at all. I'm quite incubated. I just keep myself to myself and my dog. Tom Hardy

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. Charles Darwin

Weight every purpose in the light of eternity. A trivial pursuit is that which is out side the will of God & detached from the glory of God. Paul Washer

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Solomon

A good decision is based on knowledge, and not on numbers. Plato

Knowledge is only potential power. Napoleon Hill

Scientia potentia est, sed parva; quia scientia egregia rara est, nec proinde apparens nisi paucissimis, et in paucis rebus. Scientiae enim ea natura est, ut esse intelligi non possit, nisi ab illis qui sunt scientia praediti. Thomas Hobbes

there is only one thing we do know and that is that we do not know anything. Gertrude Atherton

Ogni nostra cognitione prÄ«cipia da sentimÄ"ti. All our knowledge has its origin in our preceptions. Leonardo Da Vinci

I will read anything rather than work. Jean Kerr

You know that you know nothing. Find out that knowledge. Ramana Maharshi

Like for Einstein, and for people who create nuclear weapons, the problem with the pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit of the greater good is that it invariably leads to things you weren't expecting. Tom Riley

The principle objectives in life are love, the creation and enjoyment if aesthetic experience, the pursuit of knowledge. Love comes a long way first. John Maynard Keynes

The library is seen as a force for self improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. I fear that in many cases this is no longer true, if it ever was. John Redwood

The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge. Napoleon Hill

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view. Max Planck

Knowledge is love and light and vision. Helen Keller

The most difficult thing for us seems to be to give of ourselves, to do away with selfishness. If we really love someone, nothing is too difficult for us to do for that individual. There is no real happiness in having or getting unless we are doing it for the purpose of giving it to others. Half the world seems to be following the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness-many think it consists of having and getting and being served, when really happiness is found in serving others. Nathan Eldon Tanner

Those who wander in the world avowedly and purposely in pursuit of happiness, who view every scene of present joy with an eye to what may succeed, certainly are more liable to disappointment, misfortune and unhappiness, than those who give up their fate to chance and take the goods and evils of fortune as they come, without making happiness their study, or misery their foresight. Fanny Burney

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

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

The pursuit of meaning, not happiness, is what makes life worthwhile. Tom Rath

Don't lose your happiness on the pursuit for more Mike Stud

Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther



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