knowledge

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on knowledge

There is nothing so absurd as knowledge spun too fine.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on blindness and knowledge

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on courage, history, knowledge, reading, and world

If the history of England be ever written by one who has the knowledge and the courage,-and both qualities are equally requisite for the undertaking, - the world will be more astonished than when reading the Roman annals by Niebuhr.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Sybil. Book i. Chap. iii.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on knowledge

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

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Sybil. Book i. Chap. v.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on knowledge and power

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Belle S. Spafford on belief, effort, future, hope, knowledge, life, needs, organize, promises, richness, women, and world

This is a wonderful world for women. The richness, the hope, the promise of life today, particularly for women, are exciting beyond belief. Nonetheless, we need stout hearts and strong characters; we need knowledge and training; we need organized effort to meet the future.

Belle S. Spafford

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A Quote by Bartolomé de Las Casas on ambition, animals, belief, christianity, citizenship, concern, conquest, diet, experience, facts, god, greed, heaven, knowledge, murder, people, reason, simplicity, soul, truth, and violence

No "revisionist" historian of recent decades has excoriated the Spanish Conquest more thoroughly than Bartolomé de Las Casas, a contemporary of Columbus and the first priest to be ordained in the Americas: "The reason the Christians have murdered on such a vast scale and killed anyone and everyone in their way is purely and simply greed. . . . Their insatiable greed and overweening ambition know no bounds; the land is fertile and rich, the inhabitants simple, forbearing and submissive. The Spaniards have shown not the slightest consideration for these people, treating them (and I speak from first-hand experience, having been there from the outset) not as brute animals - indeed, I would to God they had done and had shown them the consideration they afford their animals - so much as piles of dung in the middle of the road. They have had as little concern for their souls as for their bodies, all the millions that perished having gone to their deaths with no knowledge of God and without the benefit of the Sacraments. One fact in all this is widely known and beyond dispute, for even the tyrannical murderers themselves acknowledge the truth of it: the indigenous peoples never did the Europeans any harm whatever; on the contrary, they believed them to have descended from the heavens, at least until they or their fellow citizens had tasted, at the hands of these oppressors, a diet of robbery, murder, violence, and all other manner of trials and tribulations."

Bartolome de Las Casas (1474 - 1566)

Source: Historia de las Indias, written 1550-1563

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on conflict, desires, discovery, errors, evil, failure, knowledge, needs, tragedy, and virtue

You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 744)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, knowledge, power, pride, rest, value, and vision

My pride and my power of vision were all that I owned when I started - and whatever I achieved, was achieved by means of them. Both are greater now. Now I have the knowledge of the superlative value I had missed: of my right to be proud of my vision. The rest is mine to reach.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 793)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, certainty, choice, competence, existence, happiness, honesty, independence, integrity, justice, knowledge, life, mind, morality, pride, purpose, reason, rest, self-esteem, and worth

My morality, the morality of reason, is contained in a single axiom: existence exists - and in a single choice: to live. The rest proceeds from these. To live, man must hold three things as the supreme and ruling values of his life: Reason - Purpose - Self-esteem. Reason, as his only tool of knowledge - Purpose, as his choice of the happiness which that tool must proceed to achieve - Self-esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worth of happiness, which means: is worthy of living. These three values imply and require all of man's virtues, and all his virtues pertain to the relation of existence and consciousness: rationality, independence, integrity, honesty, justice, productiveness, pride.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 936)

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