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    knowledge Quotes

    I've been doing this 26 years and have a lot of knowledge which will help me in the ring.
    — Wladimir Klitschko
    tags: help  year 
    You probably thinking they you've seen someone like me before. But I'm a G and they don't make em like me anymore.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: thinking 
    Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom.
    — Witold Gombrowicz
    tags: wisdom 
    Don't be fooled by your own wisdom
    — Witold Gombrowicz
    tags: wisdom 
    Contemporary poets are skeptical and suspicious even, or perhaps especially, about themselves. They publicly confess to being poets only reluctantly, as if they were a little ashamed of it. But in our clamorous times it's much easier to acknowledge your faults, at least if they're attractively packaged, than to recognize your own merits, since these are hidden deeper and you never quite believe in them yourself.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    If we can implant in our people the Christian virtues which we sum up in the word character, and, at the same time, give them a knowledge of the line which should be drawn between voluntary action and governmental compulsion in a democracy, and of what can be accomplished within the stern laws of economics, we will enable them to retain their freedom, and at the same time, make them worthy to be free.
    — Winthrop W. Aldrich
    Today the greatest single deterrent to knowledge of Jesus is His familiarity. Because we think we know Him, we pass Him by.
    — Winifred Kirkland
    tags: jesus 
    On his 916th game as coach at University of Alabama - I've been here so long that when I got here the Dead Sea wasn't even sick.
    — Winfrey Sanderson
    tags: games  university 
    Final cut is overrated. Only fools keep insisting on always having the final word. The wise swallow their pride in order to get to the best possible cut.
    — Wim Wenders
    tags: wise  pride  fools 
    Why should we try for space travel? It cannot be a substance of any kind that can be expected to pay. It can only be something intangible, not involving haulage, which is at the same time more valuable. There is something like that: Knowledge.
    — Willy Ley
    tags: time  space 
    In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal.
    — Willis R. Whitney
    tags: civilization 
    I don't like to claim that I am an expert on anything, but I have enough knowledge about climate science and climate system to be able to write scientific papers and go to meetings and talk about monsoon systems and talk about any other things that you want to discuss about climate science issues. I'm as qualified as anybody that you know on this planet on this topic.
    — Willie Soon
    tags: write  meeting 
    I think that's the only way you can ever be truly successful in this world. You have to acknowledge that it is from above. And you have to have the confidence that even if you lose it all, things will be okay. You have to be willing to fail, and all the while work your tail off to succeed.
    — Willie Robertson
    When I see someone I think is cool, he's a pretty well-adjusted individual. He's not too affected one way or the other by what's happening, no matter what's going through his mind.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: mind 
    I don't think any person has any special knowledge about what God has planned for me and you any more than me and you do.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: people  god 
    That's how easy baseball was for me. I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit.
    — Willie Mays
    tags: baseball 
    What you are thinking, what shape your mind is in, is what makes the biggest difference of all.
    — Willie Mays
    tags: thinking  mind 
    Learn what pitch you can hit good; then wait for that pitch.
    — Willie Keeler
    tags: learn 
    My dad was always fascinated and amused by Trump, so I learned to be fascinated and amused by Trump.
    — Willie Geist
    Clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can't exist without the other.
    — William Zinsser
    tags: thinking 
    Writing is thinking on paper. Anyone who thinks clearly should be able to write clearly-about any subject at all.
    — William Zinsser
    tags: thinking  writing  write 
    Make a habit of reading what is being written today and what has been written before. Writing is learned by imitation.
    — William Zinsser
    tags: writing  reading 
    You learn to write by writing.
    — William Zinsser
    tags: learn  writing  write 
    Doubt is the offspring of knowledge: the savage never doubts at all.
    — William Winwood Reade
    tags: doubt  savage 
    If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
    — William Winwood Reade
    tags: mind 
    How can we judge fairly of the characters and merits of men, of the wisdom or folly of actions, unless we have . . . an accurate knowledge of all particulars, so that we may live as it were in the times, and among the persons, of whom we read, see with their eyes, and reason and decide on their premises?
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: character  time  men  live  action  eyes  wisdom  read 
    Effective science began when it passed from the occasional amateur into the hands of men who made the winning of knowledge their special function or profession.
    — William Wickenden
    tags: men  winning  profession 
    In order that the facts obtained by observation and experiment may be capable of being used in furtherance of our exact and solid knowledge, they must be apprehended and analysed according to some Conceptions which, applied for this purpose, give distinct and definite results, such as can be steadily taken hold of and reasoned from.
    — William Whewell
    tags: facts 
    The main object of the work was to present such a survey of the advances already made in physical knowledge, and of the mode in which they have been made, as might serve as a real and firm basis for our speculations concerning the progress of human knowledge, and the processes by which sciences are formed.
    — William Whewell
    The object of science is knowledge; the objects of art are works. In art, truth is the means to an end; in science, it is the only end. Hence the practical arts are not to be classed among the sciences
    — William Whewell
    tags: truth  work 
    Music study presents a natural, here-and-now route to selfknowledge and self-integration.
    — William Westney
    tags: present  music 
    Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: mind 
    I would just say 2016 is a year when voters have to think for themselves and shouldn`t necessarily take it from the Rs and the Ds in Washington. But you have to vote for me because otherwise the other guy might win. That`s not really very substantive.
    — William Weld
    tags: year 
    Of all literary exercitations, whether designed for the use or entertainment of the world, there are none of so much importance, or so immediately our concern, as those which let us into the knowledge of our own nature. Others may exercise the understanding or amuse the imagination; but these only can improve the heart and form the human mind to wisdom.
    — William Warburton
    Nothing reveals character more than self-sacrifice. So the highest knowledge we have of God is through the gift of His Son.
    — William Torrey Harris
    tags: character  gift  god  son 
    Memory is knowledge; character is the box of values and habits in which our knowledge knocks around. People with a lot of knowledge thrown together in a box that encourages social intercourse and experimentation tend to come up with good ideas, which are the engine of change. Think of Silicon Valley in California, or Oxbridge in the United Kingdom.
    — William Thorsell
    Learning passes for wisdom among those who want both.
    — William Temple
    tags: wisdom  learning 
    In depression . . . faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come - - not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute . . . It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.
    — William Styron
    tags: pain  depression  soul  faith 
    There are a multitude of allied branches of knowledge connected with mans condition; the relation of these to political economy is analogous to the connexion of mechanics, astronomy, optics, sound, heat, and every other branch more or less of physical science, with pure mathematics.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    Whoever wishes to acquire a deep acquaintance with Nature must observe that there are analogies which connect whole branches of science in a parallel manner, and enable us to infer of one class of phenomena what we know of another. It has thus happened on several occasions that the discovery of an unsuspected analogy between two branches of knowledge has been the starting point for a rapid course of discovery.
    — William Stanley Jevons
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