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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Knowledge
 
A doctor and a boor know more than a doctor alone.  German.  1
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  2
A man knows no more to any purpose than he practises.  3
All our knowledge is ourselves to know.  Pope.  4
All we know is nothing can be known. (From the Greek.)  Byron.  5
Government of the will is better than increase of knowledge.  6
Half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.  Pope.  7
He hath a tun of knowledge but the bottom is out.  Dutch.  8
He knows enough who knows how to live and keep his own counsel.  French.  9
He knows which side of his bread is buttered.  10
He that imagines he hath knowledge enough hath none.  11
He that knows himself knows others.  12
He that knows least commonly presumes most.  13
He that knows little soon repeats it.  14
He that would know what shall be must consider what hath been.  15
He who increases knowledge increases sorrow.  Latin.  16
He who knows but little tells it quickly.  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.  17
He who knows himself best, esteems himself least.  18
He who knows little is confident in everything.  19
He who knows nothing never doubts.  Italian.  20
He who thinks he knows the most knows the least.  21
Hidden knowledge differs little from ignorance.  Horace.  22
I envy no man that knows more than myself but pity them that know less.  Sir Thomas Browne.  23
I know no difference between buried treasure and concealed knowledge.  Italian.  24
It is almost as necessary to know other men as ourselves.  25
It is not permitted to know all things.  Latin.  26
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which is valuable.  Samuel Sorbiere.  27
It is well for one to know more than he says.  Plautus.  28
It requires a long time to know any one.  Don Quixote.  29
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.  Pope.
  30
Knowledge begins a gentleman but ’tis conversation that completes him.  31
Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.  Tennyson.  32
Knowledge directeth practice and practice increaseth knowledge.  33
Knowledge finds its price.  La Fontaine.  34
Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.  35
Knowledge is a second light and hath bright eyes.  36
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.  37
Knowledge is no burden.  38
Knowledge is power.  Bacon.  39
Knowledge is silver among the poor, gold among the nobles, and a jewel among princes.  Italian.  40
Knowledge is the foundation of eloquence.  Benjamin Disraeli.  41
Knowledge must be gained by ourselves.  Benjamin Disraeli.  42
Knowledge or wealth to few are given,
But mark how just the ways of Heaven:
True joy is free to all.  Mickle.
  43
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.  Horace.  44
Knowledge without practice makes but half an artist.  45
Learn thou of learned men, the unlearned of thee;
For thus must knowledge propagated be.  Dutch.
  46
No man knows till he has tasted both fortunes.  47
No one knows what will happen to him before sunset.  48
No one knows when he is well off.  Punch.  49
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to continue always a child.  Seneca.  50
 
 
One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.  51
Profess not the knowledge thou hast not.  Bible.  52
The first step to self-knowledge is self-distrust.  53
The more a man knows the more he is inclined to be modest.  Fielding.  54
The only jewel which will not decay is knowledge.  Langford.  55
The seeds of knowledge may be planted in solitude but must be cultivated in public.  Dr. Johnson.  56
There is no knowledge so dangerous as half-knowledge.  Stilson Hutchins.  57
Through being too knowing the fox lost his tail.  58
To know a man well, one must have eaten a bushel of salt with him.  French.  59
To know everything is to know nothing.  Italian.  60
To know how to obey requires as generous a disposition and as rational an education as to know how to command.  Plato.  61
To know nothing is the happiest life.  Euripides.  62
To know one perfectly one must live in the same house with him.  63
To know one’s self is true progress.  Hans Andersen.  64
To know the disease is the commencement of the cure.  Don Quixote.  65
Whatever I did not know, I was not ashamed to inquire about, so I acquired knowledge.  Persian Philosopher.  66
Who knows most believes least.  Italian.  67
Who knows most forgives most.  Italian.  68
Who knows most says least.  French, Italian, Spanish.  69
Who knows nothing, doubts nothing.  70
Who knows nothing in his thirtieth year, is nothing in his fortieth, has nothing in his fiftieth, learns nothing, is nothing, and comes to nothing.  German.  71
Without knowledge there is no sin.  72
Your knowing a thing is nothing unless another knows you know it.  Latin.  73
 
 
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