Background Knowledge Quotes


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

Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate in order to get the most out of it. You must absorb it. Horace Silver

In determing "the right people," the good-to-great companies placed greater weight on character attributes than on specific educational background, practical skills, specialized knowledge, or work experience. James C Collins

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. John Naisbitt

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein

True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does. Hugh Nibley

Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge. Mahatma Gandhi

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge. Aristotle

Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself. James Mackintosh

Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. William Cowper

The theory, hypothesis, framework, or background knowledge held by an investigator can strongly influence what is observed. Norwood Russell Hanson

We will be able to achieve a just and prosperous society only when our schools ensure that everyone commands enough shared background knowledge to be able to communicate effectively with everyone else. E.D. Hirsch

I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background. Walter Gilbert

I don't know Dr. Rosenberg. I have never met her, I have never spoken or corresponded with this woman. And to my knowledge, she is ignorant of my work and background except in the very broadest of terms. Steven Hatfill

All true knowledge contradicts common sense. Mandell Creighton

Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty. Will Durant

All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle

Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows. Isaac Asimov

I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I'd feared. Sonia Sotomayor



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