The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.
Killing 183 "Kill a man and you are a murderer; kill a million men, and you are a conqueror; kill everyone, and you are a god." Jean Rostand. 1955. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 48 Focus on finding one thing and you will find many. "One must look for one thing only, to find many." Cesare Pavese. 1935-50. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 232 Thought must analyze itself before it can know itself. "Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself." Aldous Huxley. 1929. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 263 All knowledge has value. "All knowledge is of itself of some value." Sam. Johnson in Boswell. 1775. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 263 "If we knew everything, we could not endure existence for a single hour." [RayS. But that's what is supposed to happen in Heaven.] Anatole France. 1894. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 263 We can't truly appreciate our knowledge unless we can laugh at it. "…we are merely crammed waste-paper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing." D. H. Lawrence. 1929. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 263 One never really knows anything. "…to presume that one really knows is fatal indeed." Chuang-Tzu. 4th century BC. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 263 Skeptics who claimed to know nothing really thought they had superior knowledge. "The skeptics that affirmed they knew nothing, even in that opinion confuted themselves, and thought they knew more than all the world beside." Sir Thomas Browne. 1643. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 264 "He that knows little often repeats it." Thomas Fuller 2. 1732. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 265 Knowledge is nothing without context. "Knowledge is little; to know the right context is much…." Hugo Von Hofmannsthal. 1922. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 265 The more educated a person, the more boring he is. "The more scholastically educated a man is generally, the more he is an emotional bore." D. H. Lawrence. 1927. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 269 A person with a thirst for knowledge will have a miserable old age. "A young man who desires to know all that in all ages in all lands has been thought by the best minds, and wishes to make a synthesis of those thoughts for the future benefit of mankind, is laying up for himself a very miserable old age." Max Beerbohm. 1942. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Knowledge 46 Begin with the whole before the parts. "Well knowest…who knowest the whole of it." Dante. Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 76 The ignorant have no doubts. "Who knows nothing doubts nothing; the ignoramus has no doubts." Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 97 "They condemn what they do not understand." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 224 "It is better to know than to have; knowledge is better than wealth." Spanish. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 231 The more you know, the more you question. "With knowledge grows doubt." Goethe. German. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 236 "Many words, little knowledge." Portuguese. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 266 "Patience surpasses knowledge." French. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 284 Knowledge begins with the right question. "Half of knowledge consists in being able to put the right question." Bacon. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Knowledge 353 Most knowledge is superseded. "...the rapidity of progress which has made it difficult to do work which will not soon be superseded." Bertrand Russell. “On Being Modern-Minded.” 1950. Gross, ed. Essays.
Knowledge 739 Knowledge equals order. "Every great advance in knowledge has expanded the sphere of order and correspondingly restricted the sphere of apparent disorder in the world, till now we are ready to anticipate that even in regions where chance and confusion appear still to reign, a fuller knowledge would everywhere reduce the seeming chaos to cosmos." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Knowledge 740 With knowledge, the goal recedes. "The advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that forever recedes." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Knowledge 11 Cocksure judgments should be submitted to experiment. "Imagine a world of men who would submit all of their cocksure judgments to the ordeal of the common-sense experiments of a Leeuwenhoek." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.
Knowledge He found what he never set out to find. "He [Leeuwenhoek] was a groper and a stumbler as all men are gropers, devoid of prescience, and stumblers, finding what they never set out to find." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.
Knowledge 239 The solution came while he was working on other things. "The solution [to Texas fever] fairly clubbed Theobald Smith; it yelled at him; it forced itself on him while he was busy doing other things." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.
Knowledge 251 "She welcomed every breath of knowledge that came her way." DeLillo, Underworld.
Knowledge 665 There was so much to know that he died without knowing what he knew. "There was so much to know that he would die not knowing." DeLillo, Underworld.
Knowledge 190 Accumulating facts is not knowledge. "Accumulation of knowledge isn’t knowledge." Manguel, A History of Reading.
Knowledge 297 Accumulating books is not knowledge. "…compares himself to Ptolemy II of Alexandria, who accumulated books but not knowledge." Manguel, A History of Reading.
Knowledge 32 "Knowledge is change." Toffler, Future Shock.
Knowledge 158 More knowledge creates increasing specialization." Granting that definitions of 'knowledge' are vague…there still can be no question that the rising tide of new knowledge forces us into ever-narrower specialization and drives us to revise our inner images of reality at ever-faster rates." Toffler, Future Shock.
Knowledge 161 The more knowledge, the less permanent is the knowledge. "…knowledge has become more plentiful and less permanent…." Toffler, Future Shock.
Knowledge 162 Knowledge is used and then disposed of. "We are creating and using up ideas and images at a faster and faster pace; knowledge, like people, places, things and organizational forms, is becoming disposable." Toffler, Future Shock.