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Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.

Nicolas de Chamfort

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


It is opportunity that makes the thief.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

If ignorance isn`t bliss, I don`t know what is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

Blaise Pascal

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Carl Gustav Jung

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.

Bertrand Russell

The qualities, which a man seeks in his beloved, are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.


The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Benjamin Disraeli

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

Francis Scott-Fitzgerald

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Thomas Fuller

The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all.

Oscar Wilde

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

Oscar Wilde

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

Elbert Hubbard

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.


An education isn`t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It`s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don`t.

Anatole France

As for me, I know that I know nothing, but others know still less.


People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Take the daughter of a good mother.

Thomas Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgment of the intellect is only part of the truth.

Carl Gustav Jung

The people are to be taken in very small doses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.

Michel de Montaigne

The little I know I owe to my ignorance.

Sacha Guitry

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one`s ignorance.


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.

Hermann Hesse

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

Lao Tzu

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

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Samuel Johnson

There is no fundamental difference between man and the lower animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.

Charles Darwin

Experience is not what happens to you. It`s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Gustave Flaubert

Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Paul Valery

A book is a mirror: if an ass peers into it, you can`t expect an apostle to look out.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


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