Showing posts with label knowledge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knowledge. Show all posts

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Post #3215

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Post #3210

Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
—Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Post #3186

It is better to know nothing than to learn nothing.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Post #3178

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
—Alfred North Whitehead

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Post #3059

Educated persons should share their thoughts with the uneducated, and take also a certain part in their labours.
—John Ruskin

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Post #3039

The wisest man may always learn something from the humblest peasant.
—J. Petit-Senn

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Post #3031

Knowledge without practice is like a glass eye, all for show, and nothing for use. 
—George Swinnock

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Post #2897

A Persian philosopher, being asked by what method he had acquired much knowledge, answered, “By not being prevented by shame from asking questions where I was ignorant."

Monday, August 19, 2019

Post #2896

What is all knowledge, too, but recorded experience, and a product of history; of which, therefore, reasoning and belief, no less than action and passion, are essential materials?
—Thomas Carlyle

Friday, August 16, 2019

Post #2895

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Post #2894

Those only who know little, can be said to know anything. The greater the knowledge the greater the doubt.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Post #2893

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
—Margaret Fuller

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Post #2892

Knowledge is like money,—the more a man gets, the more he craves.
—H.W. Shaw

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Post #2552

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

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Post #2238

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Post #2105

He alone is poor who does not possess knowledge.
—The Talmud

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Post #2102

Adorn thy mind with knowledge, for knowledge maketh thy worth.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Post #2069

In learning, age and youth go for nothing; the best informed take the precedence. 
—Chinese Proverb

Monday, November 16, 2015

Post #1946

I envy no man that knows more than myself, but pity them that know less.
—Sir Thomas Browne

Monday, October 12, 2015

Post #1921

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
—Bishop Joseph Hall

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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