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Dangerous Knowledge Quotes


"Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous." - Confucius

"Knowledge itself is never dangerous, it is how that knowledge is used that is dangerous" - Michael Scott

"Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous." - Frank Herbert

"A small amount of power corrupts a small man absolutely. A little knowledge is dangerous to a little man. To a great man only great knowledge is dangerous." - Leonard J. V. Compagno

"They're trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous." - Frank Herbert

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." - Harkat Mulds (Hunters of the Dusk)" - Darren Shan

"You can't take away knowledge, and it's dangerous to pretend you never had it." - Cynthia Heimel

"Self-knowledge is a dangerous thing, tending to make man shallow or insane." - Karl Shapiro

"It must certainly be more dangerous to live in ignorance than to live with knowledge." - Frank Herbert

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot." - Albert Einstein

"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - Thomas Henry Huxley

"Knowledge is dangerous and men lie and the world changes, whether I want it to or not." - Patrick Ness

"Knowledge is dangerous. Once you know something, you can't get rid of it. You have to carry it. Always." - Samantha Shannon

"But shortcuts are dangerous; we cannot delude ourselves that our knowledge is further along than it actually is." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Knowledge is dangerous, which is why governments often clamp down on people who can think thoughts above a certain caliber." - Terry Pratchett

"For we can only know that we know nothing, and a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." - Zhuangzi

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing - it only hastens fools to rush in where angels fear to tread." - Samuel Johnson

"Knowledge is dangerous." ~pg 53" - Patrick Ness

"The saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing is, to my mind, a very dangerous adage. If knowledge is real and genuine, I do not believe that it is other than a very valuable posession, however infinitesimal its quantity may be. Indeed, if a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - Thomas Huxley

"But just as a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing, a little bit of energy, in the hands of someone hell-bent on suicide, is a very dangerous thing." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"Dangerous thing, giving humanity the knowledge of good and evil. And the capacity to make the wrong choice more often than not." - Lawrence Block

"Knowledge, like all things, is best in moderation," intoned the Will. "Knowing everything means you don't need to think, and that is very dangerous." - Garth Nix

"A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw

"His had been an intellectual decision founded on his conviction that if a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal." - Tom Sharpe

"In these days the invention of printing, and the diffusion of knowledge, render historical calumnies a little less dangerous: truth will always prevail in the long run, but how slow its progress!" - Napoleon Bonaparte

"One of the greatest faults of the women of the present time is a silly fear of things, and one object of the education of girls should be to give them knowledge of what things are really dangerous." - Ellen Swallow Richards

"The blindness of men is the most dangerous effect of their pride; it seems to nourish and augment it; it deprives them of knowledge of remedies which can solace their miseries and can cure their faults." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction." - William Osler

"A head full of biblical knowledge without a heart passionately in love with Christ is terribly dangerous - a stronghold waiting to happen. The head is full, but the heart and soul are still unsatisfied." - Beth Moore

"Knowledge, learning, talents are not necessarily connected with sound moral and political principles.... And eminent abilities, accompanied with depravity of heart, render the possessor tenfold more dangerous in a community." - Noah Webster

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing." - Samuel Butler

"Book CoverTo have people who are well informed but not constrained by conscience is conceivably, the most dangerous outcome of education possible. Indeed it could be argued that ignorance is better than unguided intelligence, for the most dangerous people are those who have knowledge without a moral framework." - Ernest L. Boyer

"Oh external worshiper, know that worship without heart is motions. Oh seeker of knowledge, know that knowledge without purification is a dangerous weapon of the ego. Oh activist, know that work without orientation of heart is fruitless. Oh lover, know that love without God is pain." - Yasmin Mogahed

"The Church no longer contends that knowledge is in itself sinful, though it did so in its palmy days; but the acquisition of knowledge, even though not sinful, is dangerous, since it may lead to pride of intellect, and hence to a questioning of the Christian dogma." - Bertrand Russell

"For the Humanist, . . . head and heart . . . must function together. . . . The constitution of the Phillips Exeter Academy reads: 'Though goodness without knowledge . . . is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous. . . . Both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.'" - Corliss Lamont

"Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief of the distressed, the detection of frauds, the defeat of oppression, and diffusion of happiness." - Nathanael Greene

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." - Samuel Johnson

"Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity; second, motivation; third, capacity; fourth, understanding; fifth, knowledge; and last and least, experience. Without integrity, motivation is dangerous; without motivation, capacity is impotent; without capacity, understanding is limited; without understanding, knowledge is meaningless; without knowledge, experience is blind. Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities." - Dee Hock

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

"absolutes are absolutely dangerous ..." - James Tiptree Jr.

"ideas are dangerous commodities." - E. C. R. Lorac

"Liberty is dangerous." - Albert Camus

"Beautiful is dangerous." - Neal Shusterman

"Plain lies are dangerous." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Words are dangerous things." - Corra May Harris

"Stupid people are dangerous." - Suzanne Collins

"All extremes are dangerous." - Virginia Woolf

"Assumptions are dangerous things." - Agatha Christie

"... obsessions are always dangerous." - Agatha Christie

"Unhappy people are dangerous." - Rebecca West

"Living safely is dangerous." - Irvin D Yalom

"The fanatic is dangerous." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Blind belief is dangerous." - Proverbs

"All men are dangerous." - Martin Firrell

"Intelligent men are dangerous." - Patricia Briggs

"Affectations can be dangerous." - Gertrude Stein

"This storm is dangerous" - George W Bush

"Class envy is dangerous." - Jack Abramoff

"Expert knowledge is limited knowledge" - Winston Churchill

"Do not try to know the truth, for knowledge by the mind is not true knowledge. But you can know what is not true-which is enough to liberate you from the false. The idea that you know what is true is dangerous, for it keeps you imprisoned in the mind. It is when you do not know, that you are free to investigate. And there can be no salvation, without investigation, because non investigation is the main cause of bondage." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"To use what has a boundary to pursue what is limitless is dangerous; with this knowledge, if we still go after knowledge, we will run into trouble. Do not do what is good in order to gain praise. If you do what is bad be sure to avoid the punishment. Follow the Middle Course, for this is the way to keep yourself together, to sustain your life, to care for your parents and to live for many years." - Zhuangzi

"There is nothing in the world so dangerous, or so overwhelming as stupidity; perhaps there is no more of it now than there has been at any time, but I do not think the witless of past generations had so much power. The powers of darkness are the powers of misdirected knowledge." - Gwethalyn Graham

"There are two specific objections to use of psychedelic drugs.First,use of these drugs may be dangerous.Howev er,every worth-while exploration is dangerous-climb ing mountains,testi ng aircraft,rocket ing into outer space,or collecting botanical specimens in jungles.But if you value knowledge & the actual delight of exploration more than mere duration of uneventful life,you are willing to take the risks." - Alan Watts

"The notion that black folks have nothing to learn from scholarship that may reflect racial or racist biases is dangerous. It promotes closed-mindedness and a narrow understanding of knowledge to hold that "race" is such an overwhelming concept that it negates the validity of any insights contained in a work that may have some racist or sexist aspects." - Bell Hooks

"Granny sighed. "You have learned something," she said, and thought it safe to insert a touch of sternness into her voice. "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." - Terry Pratchett

"A man may commit sin and yet be ignorant of it, and fancy himself innocent when he is guilty... We shall do well to remember that when we make our own miserably imperfect knowledge and consciousness the measure of our sinfulness, we are on very dangerous ground." - J C Ryle

"Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline." - Lewis Mumford

"I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don't have deep feelings; their pleasure comes from what they know. . . . But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar." - Margaret Caroline Anderson

"But you must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act. The world is in balance, in Equilibrium. A wizard's power of Changing and Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power...It must follow knowledge, and serve need." - Ursula K Le Guin

"There are some very powerful contributions to knowledge in the scientific world or the legal world, but art is singular. That's why every dictator gets rid of the artists first. They burn the books and execute the artists first. Then they get on with whatever else they're interested in. Art might do something. It's dangerous." - Toni Morrison

"You know that saying 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'? That's so true of positive psychology. Our latest research tells us that the pursuit of happiness is a delicate art. Certain approaches to seeking happiness are now known to backfire, whereas others are effective." - Barbara Fredrickson

"I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don't have deep feelings; their pleasure comes from what they know.... But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar." - Margaret Caroline Anderson

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I regret that this isn't fatal." - Erik Naggum

"If a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal." - Tom Sharpe

"Believing everybody is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous." - Abraham Lincoln

"Magic is dangerous- but love is more dangerous still" - Cassandra Clare

"You can use reading as a food for the ego. It is very subtle. You can become knowledgeable; then it is dangerous and harmful. Then you are poisoning yourself, because knowledge is not knowing, knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom has nothing to do with knowledge. Wisdom can exist in total ignorance also. If you use reading just as a food for the mind, to increase your memory, then you are in a wrong direction. But reading can be used in a different way; then reading is as beautiful as anything else in life" - Rajneesh

"Success is beautiful and dangerous." - Robin S. Sharma

"Doin' nothing's a dangerous occupation." - Robert Bolt

"Inoculate yourself from dangerous bozos." - Guy Kawasaki

"Women are powerful and dangerous." - Audre Lorde

"All great ideas are dangerous." - Oscar Wilde

"Without imagination, nothing is dangerous." - Georgette Leblanc

"Theories then are dangerous things." - Virginia Woolf

"All times are dangerous times." - Teresa of Avila

"Poetry is a dangerous gift ..." - Grace Aguilar

"Dreams can be dangerous things." - Cassandra Clare

"Erin you' re dangerous." "Iknow." - Tammara Webber

"Singularity is dangerous in everything." - Francois Fenelon

"It's dangerous to short stocks." - Charlie Munger

"All knowledge leads to self-knowledge." - Bruce Lee

"All knowledge, is ultimately, self knowledge." - Bruce Lee

"The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge," - Plato

"Braille is knowledge, and knowledge is power." - Louis Braille

"Knowledge isn't power, applied knowledge is power" - Eric Thomas

"The logic of all this seems to be that it is all right for young people in a democracy to learn about any civilization or social theory that is not dangerous, but that they should remain entirely ignorant of any civilization or social theory that might be dangerous on the ground that what you don't know can't hurt you ... a complete denial of the democratic principle that the general diffusion of knowledge and learning through the community is essential to the preservation of free government." - Carl L. Becker

"Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself." - James Mackintosh

"Knowledge is justified belief." - Jerome Bruner

"Knowledge is no burden." - George Herbert

"Fear is incomplete knowledge" - Agatha Christie

"Knowledge talks, wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix

"Knowledge is not intelligence." - Heraclitus

"Pedantry is paraded knowledge." - Josh Billings

"Knowledge is the key." - W Edwards Deming

"Knowledge is limited." - Albert Einstein

"Experience is retrospect knowledge." - Hosea Ballou

"Knowledge isn't love" - Kiera Cass

"Knowledge always liberates." - Rajneesh

"All knowledge is ambiguous." - J. S. Habgood

"All knowledge hurts." - Cassandra Clare

"Knowledge applied is productivity." - Peter Drucker

"Love follows knowledge." - Thomas Aquinas

"... I distrust manifest knowledge." - Rita Mae Brown

"With knowledge grows doubt." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Knowledge descries; wisdom applies." - Francis Quarles

"Knowledge is almost annoying..." - Karl Pilkington

"Knowledge often spoils devotion." - Kate Horsley

"Knowledge makes everything simpler." - John Maeda

"Knowledge must become capability." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Fools hate knowledge." - Joseph Heller

"Knowledge is' love" - Kiera Cass

"Speculation is not knowledge." - Robert M. Price

"Information is not knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon

"I have been fortunate to have been brought up on a diet of adventure and privileged to take part in number of challenges. My training in the Royal Marines taught me to be professional at all times, even in dangerous and frightening circumstances. But fear can be dispelled by knowledge and preparation. Life hangs on a very thin thread and the cancer of time is complacency. If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late." - Pete Goss

"[On libraries] What's great about them is that anybody can go into them and find a book and borrow it free of charge and read it. They don't have to steal it from a bookshop... You know when you're young, you're growing up, they're almost sexually exciting places because books are powerhouses of knowledge, and therefore they're kind of slightly dark and dangerous. You see books that kind of make you go 'Oh!" - Stephen Fry

"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - Thomas Huxley

"Literature was intended to be dangerous. Art was meant to be dangerous. Ideas were nothing if they were not dangerous." - Timothy Findley

"Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics." - Pietro Mascagni

"Truth uttered before its time is dangerous." - Mencius

"In some causes silence is dangerous." - Ambrose

"The most dangerous thing is illusion." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"It's fear that makes a situation dangerous." - Marilyn Wallace

"A wounded tiger is a dangerous beast." - Arthur Golden

"Jeanine claims you're all dangerous Insurgents." - Evelyn Eaton

"A little learning is a dangerous thing." - Alexander Pope

"Instinct told me it was dangerous. I could handle dangerous. Dangerous and me went back a long way. We did lunch when dangerous was in town." - Devon Monk

"A boy is a dangerous animal." - Lionel Shriver

"Wit is a dangerous talent in friendship." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Being a woman anywhere is dangerous." - Mona Eltahawy

"Boldness makes even the smallest animal dangerous" - Robert Greene

"The most dangerous heart disease: strong memory" - Nizar Qabbani

"It's a dangerous dog that doesn't bark." - Kobo Abe

"Books make dangerous devils out of women." - Yxta Maya Murray

"It's dangerous to be people-blind." - Daniel H Wilson

"Talent Katerina is a dangerous thing" - Ally Carter

"Nothing's as dangerous as power with impunity." - Isabel Allende

"Racism is wrong, racism is very dangerous." - Justin Simien



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