140 Inspirational Knowledge Quotes For Those Who Love Learning

Like Sir Francis Bacon once said, knowledge is power.

The knowledge quotes listed below will inspire you to become a lifetime learner. 

What Have You Learned Today? 

As I grow older, I have learned that life is all about the pursuit of knowledge.

Most of us are unaware of the incredible places, people, and things that are around us all times.

There are so many life-changing experiences just waiting to be found out. 

Throughout my life, I hope to gain as much knowledge as possible about the world around me, especially within subjects that I care about.

If you would like to do the same, these knowledge quotes will give you the inspirational boost you need to learn more. 

Check out the intellectual words of some of the world’s brightest minds below. 

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Look through our complete collection of inspirational quotes here.

Knowledge Quotes About Education

1. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

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2. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

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3. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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4. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde

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5. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

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6. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F. Skinner

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7. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

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8. “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein

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9. “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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10. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

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11. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo

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12. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Issac Asimov

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13. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes

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14. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Inspirational Knowledge Quotes

15. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

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16. “Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” – Plato

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17. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

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18. “Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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19. “Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” – Abu Bakr

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

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21. “Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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22. “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” – Helen Keller

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23. “Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” – Lao Tzu

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24. “Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.” – Kahlil Gibran

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25. “Doubt grows with knowledge.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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26. “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” – Carl Jung

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27. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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28. “The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” – Henry Ford

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29. “Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” – Peter Drucker

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30. “The true method of knowledge is experiment.” – William Blake

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Knowledge Quotes About Learning

31. “It is always in season for old men to learn.” – Aeschylus

32. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

33. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

34. “Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” – Euripides

35. “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

36. “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” – Will Rogers

37. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

38. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

39. “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem

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Knowledge Quotes About Sharing Information

40. “In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others.” – Deuteronomy Rabbah

41. “Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

42. “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

43. “Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.” – Louis L’Amour

44. “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” – Leo Buscaglia

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45. “Knowledge can only be volunteered it cannot be conscripted.” – Dave Snowden

46. “Everybody is smarter than anybody.” – Carl Sandburg

47. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” – Father James Keller

48. “All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.” – Arthur C. Aufderheide

49. “Alchemists turned into chemists when they stopped keeping secrets.” – Eric Raymond

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50. “In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.” – Joseph L. Badaracco

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51. “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

52. “Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.” – Dan Brown

53. “The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one’s own knowledge is not to overstep them.” – Giacomo Leopardi

54. “Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” – Alan Moore

55. “Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.” – Alexandre Dumas

56. “The knowledge of all things is possible.” – Alexandre Dumas

57. “Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” – Lao Tzu

58. The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” – James Madison

59. “The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” – Napoleon Hill

60. “Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base.” – Dan Brown

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61. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates

62. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein

63. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou

64. “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke

65. “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think” ― Socrates

66. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin

67. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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68. “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ― Anais Nin

69. “Knowledge is power. Power to do evil…or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.” ― Veronica Roth

70. “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” ― Robertson Davies

Knowledge Quotes To Make You Want To Keep Learning

71. “Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom.” ― Paulo Coelho

72. “Your graduation means you have the knowledge, now experience will be gained by putting your knowledge into practice.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

73. “Diversification is a hedge against a lack of knowledge.” ― Naval Ravikant

74. “Ideas are knowledge. When we share knowledge in the written or verbal form, amazing things can happen.” ― Jim Rohn

75. “Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.” ― Nicky Gumbel

76. “It’s not knowledge that will transform you, it’s understanding.” ― Maxime Lagacé

77. “I’m grateful for the teachers that I have, that they have the knowledge to teach and that they are willing to teach me.” ― Ingo Michehl

78. “As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.” ― Helen Keller

79. “Knowledge has a beginning but no end.” ― Geeta S. Iyengar

80. “Older people have one unique source of knowledge that the rest of us do not: they have lived their lives.” ― Karl Pillemer

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Knowledge Quotes To Give You Wisdom

81. “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” ― George Bernard Shaw

82. “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” ― Marilyn vos Savant

83. “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” ― Samuel Johnson

84. “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” ― Anton Chekhov

85. “He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge – where it is written and where it is to be found.” ― Archibald Alexander Hodge

86. A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.” ― Carlos Castaneda

87. “Giving a poor person money keeps them poorer longer…often forever; give them knowledge instead.” ― Robert Kiyosaki

88. “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” ― William Ralph Inge

89. “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” ― Immanuel Kant

90. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein

Knowledge Quotes On Power And Pursuit Of Knowledge

91. “Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin

92. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” ― Albert Einstein

93. “Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.” ― William Ellery Channing

94. “Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge.” ― Pramoedya Ananta Toer

95. “Knowledge without devotion will be like a misfire.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

96. “Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.” ― Orlando Aloysius Battista

97. “Knowledge always desires increase, it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterwards propagate itself.” ― Samuel Johnson

98. “The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” ― Laurence Sterne

99. “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

100. “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” ― Thomas Carlyle

Knowledge Quotes On The Pursuit Of Wisdom

101. “Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.” ― Jacob Bronowski

102. “You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.” ― Herbie Hancock

103. “All parts of knowledge have their origin in metaphysics, and finally, perhaps, revolve into it.” ― Thomas de Quincey

104. Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein

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105. “Knowledge is our ultimate good.” ― Socrates

106. “Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.” ― Joseph Addison

107. “Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.” ― Thomas Huxley

108. “Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.” ― Karl Popper

109. “Pocket all your knowledge with your watch, and never pull it out in company unless desired.” ― Lord Chesterfield

110. “The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― John Locke

Knowledge Quotes About Reading And Sharing

111. “The brain doesn’t learn information by rote and then save it somewhere. Instead, it organises knowledge.” ― Henning Beck

112. “A single person cannot know even a billionth of what is known, which is not even a trillionth of what there is to know.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

113. “Let your knowledge be your adviser and not your arrogance.” ― Amit Kalantri

114. “Let go off all the things in the life but never let go off the real source Knowledge” ― Sambal Chaulagain

115. “Faith is life, knowledge is death, and choosing the correct one is wisdom.” ― Steven Magee

116. “Lack of knowledge causes fear, and knowledge removes it.” ― Joyce Meyer

117. “When you have a good knowledge about God, you will acknowledge Him in your life.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

118. “There was power in knowledge. Like the gears of a steam engine, the more active knowledge was, the more force it produced.” ― Sarah McCoy

119. “My knowledge of environmental radiation problems prevents me from allowing the sky to be filled with tens of thousands of biologically toxic satellites.” ― Steven Magee

120. “Knowledge is not power. You may know many things, but without influence you can’t do anything.” ― Josh Steimle

Knowledge Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective

121. “Knowledge might be good, but wisdom is wonderful.” ― Debasish Mridha

122. “Knowledge is not granted by possessing authority but presenting verifiable facts.” ― Carmine Savastano

123. “Knowledge needs to be recognized as a human right. Without knowledge, our actions are not our own; we are coerced to act in someone else’s interest.” ― Heather Marsh

124. “Knowledge may be power but how one utilizes it is the generator.” ― Jessica Marie Baumgartner

125. “All the intellect and knowledge in the world turn dim in front of one simple act of love and kindness.” ― Abhijit Naskar

126. “Companies generally withhold their knowledge that some of their jobs are known to be toxic to their unsuspecting workers.” ― Steven Magee

127. “My life may without God, without religion, without females but I must not a day without knowledge” ― Azadshah Ganjali

128. “The remedy for ignorance is knowledge. But there is no cure for someone who chooses to remain ignorant.” ― Shahin Soltanian

129. “To create something new, knowledge is essentially required, but not academic degree.” ― Rajib Lochan Dhibar

130. “Learning is living, the internal process to make the meaning, the cause of knowledge, the nectar of life.” ― Anand Patwa

Short Knowledge Quotes

131. “We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.” ― Mary Catherine Bateson

132. “Knowledge is the ultimate weapon. It always has been.” ― Jim Butcher

133. “Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.” ― William Saroyan

134. “The more you study, the more you know; how less you know.” ― Imran Khan

135. “Know what you are talking about.” ― Pope John Paul II

136. “Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.” ― J. Krishnamurti

137. “Knowledge is the food of the soul.” ― Plato

138. “Some people still think knowledge is power.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

139. “Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place…” ― Joseph Goebbels

140. “Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.” ― Kay Redfield Jamison

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When you find a wealth of information, especially on the internet, don’t be afraid to share it. 

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    December 23, 2022 at 4:48 PM

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