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« on: September 19, 2003, 09:05:38 AM »

Right Information + Application = Transformation

Experience is knowledge. All the rest is information.
        -  Albert Einstein

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
     - Thomas A. Edison

Children love to be alone, because alone is where they know
themselves, and where they dream
     - Roger Rosenblatt

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having
it, to confess your ignorance.
     - Confucius

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important
than the knowledge gained.
     - David Bohm

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it
cannot be harvested.
     - African Proverb

Knowledge is a collective enterprise. Without it understanding
is impossible. Ignorance is too often a murderous vulnerability.
     - Jane Rule

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all
around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire,
the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
     - Maria Mitchell

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
     - Sydney J. Harris

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
     - Larry Leissner

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the
smartest of all.
     - Socrates

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
     - Nietzsche

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge
without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
     - Samuel Johnson

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege
of wisdom to listen.
     - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most,
but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
     - Plato

The seed of knowledge withers in the harsh wasteland of
ignorance, yet grows strong in the fertile fields of imagination.
     - Nantala A. Lavarenlavadora

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge
is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
     - Albert Einstein

We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge
of school children. The real nature of things we shall never know.
     - Albert Einstein

Be curious always, for knowledge will not acquire you; you
must acquire it.
     - Sudie Back

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap,
it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge
of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral
     - Elizabeth Hardwick

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and
there is no knowledge that is not power.
     - Jeremy Taylor

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more
comprehensible, but more mysterious.
     - Albert Schweitzer

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting
or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny
camouflaged as humility.
     - Robin Morgan

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow
wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking
dog to be tethered on a 10-foot chain.
     - Adlai Stevenson

Knowledge increases in proportion to its use - that is, the
more we teach the more we learn.
     - H. P. Blavatsky

Knowledge comes through practice.
     - Celtic proverb

A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate,
of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most
radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason
in their most elementary forms it is this knowledge and this
emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this
sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.
     - Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative
expression and knowledge.
     - Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come
to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more
to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
     - Albert Einstein

Some knowledge and some song and some beauty must be kept
for those days before the world again plunges into darkness.
     - Marion Zimmer

To be fond of learning is to be at the gate of knowledge.
     - Chinese Proverb

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

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad
deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty
things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have
marked man's progress is to feel the great heart-throbs
of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel
in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one just indeed
be deaf to the harmonies of life.
     - Helen Keller

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge
among the people.
     - John Adams

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he
knows nothing.
     - Joseph Addison

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and
effective one: be satisfied with your opinions and content
with your knowledge.
     - Elbert Hubbard

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education,
and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
     - Brooks Atkinson

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers
knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
     - Isaac Asimov

Knowledge is the only fountain both of love and the principles
of human liberty.
     - Daniel Webster

After all manner of professors have done their best for us,
the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true
university of these days is a collection of books.
     - Albert Camus

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware
of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours.
To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience
of the soul.
     - Arnold Bennett

Knowledge itself is power.
     - Francis Bacon

Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.
     - Mary McLeod Bethune

Learning is about more than simply acquiring new knowledge
and insights; it is also crucial to unlearn old knowledge
that has outlive its relevance. Thus, forgetting is probably
at least as important as learning.
     - Gary Ryan Blair

We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar:
that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we
need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge,
not just of self and others, but of the way things are.
     - Harold Bloom

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something
we do not understand.
     - Frank Herbert

I have observed that the world has suffered far less from
ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not
skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace
decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the
stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever.
     - Daniel J. Boorstin

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

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
     - Anton Chekhov

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
     - Daniel J. Boorstin

We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed,
but to those who have differed.
     - Charles Caleb Colton

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
     - Bertrand Russell

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
     - Isaac Singer

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
     - Immanuel Kant

Knowledge is an infinite series of images in the memory.
Understanding, which penetrates into their significance,
is the power to perceive their essence and interrelationship.
     - Kabbalah

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, wisdom is humble
that he knows no more.
     - William Cooper

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
     - George Bernard Shaw

Be for ever a student. He and he alone is an old man who
feels that he has learnt enough and has need for no more
     - Sivananda (1887-1963) Indian physician, sage

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it.
     - Samuel Johnson (1707-1784)

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge, knowledge
is limited, imaginations encircles the world.
     - Albert Einstein

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all
     - Dr. Adolf Berle

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind
advances, the more certain it seems to me that
the path to genuine religiosity does not lie
through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and
blind faith, but through striving after rational
       - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge.
       - Abraham Joshua Heschel

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the
shoreline of wonder.
       - Ralph W. Sockman

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
       - Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)  
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing,
thinking -- can.
       - Helen Gurley Brown (1922-) US editor, author

Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will power.
       - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

There is far greater peril in buying knowledge than in buying meat
and drink
       - Plato (427?-347? B.C.)

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
- Steve Droke

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
       - Lao Tzu (6th Century BC Chinese Poet)

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling,
is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
       - James Baldwin

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2003, 12:06:55 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2003, 04:05:10 PM »

Yes....sound meditations to reflect on.....

If I might add another:

"THERE DO EXIST ENQUIRING MINDS, which long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to penetrate into themselves. If a man reasons and thinks soundly, no matter which path he follows in solving these problems, he must inevitably arrive back at himself, and begin with the solution of the problem of what he is himself and what his place is in the world around him. For without this knowledge, he will have no focal point in his search. Socrates’ words, “Know thyself” remain for all those who seek true knowledge and being."
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2003, 03:33:53 AM »

 Two Thumbs

Having read all the postings on Rasta Reasonings and the above quotes on knowledge I can only add what a great way forward Rastafari has as it truly embraces one world!

Cast off the bow line, sail out of the safe harbour, let the trade winds fill your sails.

Explore, dream, discover!
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