Quotes: knowing

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  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
    Emile Durkheim
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    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    Charles De Montesquieu
    French philosopher 1689-1755
    Charles De Montesquieu
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    Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
  • All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue, and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions: either that Bob would flog Billy, or Billy would flog Bob.
  • Luigi Pirandello
    Luigi Pirandello
    Italian Author, Playwright 1867-1936
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    Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
    Joseph De Maistre
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    False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
  • For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
  • Terry Pratchett
    Terry Pratchett
    English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works 1948-2015
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    Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.
  • Richard Bach
    Richard Bach
    American author 1936-
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    ''To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is.'' ''He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.''
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
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    A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
    Barbara Cartland
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    A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn't want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.
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