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The end of the Cold War removed the immediate
causes of whole destruction -- but not the threat
contained in our knowledge. We must tame this
knowledge with the ideals of justice, caring,
and compassion summoned from our common human
spiritual and moral heritage, if we are to live
in peace and serenity in the twenty-first century.
-- Mahnaz Afkhami
If the entire history of mankind were condensed
into a single year, our knowledge of how to destroy
life on earth with weapons of mass destruction has
been acquired in the last thirty seconds. Never
again will we lack the knowledge to eliminate the
world in a single act of madness. Therefore, we
are faced with a dilemma unique in our history.
We must not only control the weapons that can kill
us, we must bridge the great disparities of wealth
and opportunity among the peoples of the world,
the vast majority of whom live in poverty without
hope, opportunity or choices in life. These conditions
are a breeding ground for division that can cause
a desperate people to resort to nuclear weapons
as a last resort. Our only hope lies in the power
of our love, generosity, tolerance and understanding
and our commitment to making the world a better
place for all...
-- Muhammad Ali
is power. Information is liberating. Education
is the premise of progress, in every society,
in every family."
~ Kofi Annan
literacy is an empowering process, enabling millions
to enjoy access to knowledge and information which
broadens horizons, increases opportunities and
creates alternatives for building a better life.
~ Kofi Annan
recognizes that poor people are remarkable reservoirs
of energy and knowledge. And while the lack of financial
services is a sign of poverty, today it is also
understood as an untapped opportunity to create
markets, bring people in from the margins and give
them the tools with which to help themselves."
~ Kofi Annan
saddest aspect of life right now
is that science gathers knowledge faster than
society gathers wisdom.
-- Isaac Asimov
nature is worth more than knowledge,
more than money, more than honor..."
-- Henry Ward
has a transferable commodity-knowledge.
Sharing your unique expertise and making introductions
for someone creates a lasting legacy.
understand reality is not the same as to know
about outward events. It is to perceive the essential
nature of things. The best-informed man is not
necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger
that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge
he will lose sight of what is essential. But on
the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial
detail quite often makes it possible to see into
the depth of things. And so the wise man will
seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about
events, but always without becoming dependent
upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant
in the factual is wisdom.
aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but
-- William S. Boroughs
has long been recognized that an essential element
in protecting human rights was a widespread knowledge
among the population of what their rights are
and how they can be defended.
Boutros-Ghali, Sixth UN Secretary-General,
have repeatedly stressed that we have the knowledge
to reduce hunger and poverty.
-- Gro Harlem
"We can use our scientific knowledge to improve
and beautify the earth, or we can use it to ...poison
the air, corrupt the waters, blacken the face
of the country, and harass our souls with loud
and discordant noises, [or]...we can use it to
mitigate or abolish all these things."
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge
and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions
of the senses are the fertile soil in which the
seeds must grow.
-- Rachel Carson
new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you
may become a teacher of others.
the results of a decision against its expectations
shows executives what their strengths are, where
they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge
Peter F. Drucker
is more important than knowledge.
-- Albert Einstein
only source of knowledge is experience.
-- Albert Einstein
It is the supreme art of the teacher
to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
-- Albert Einstein
undertakes to set himself up as a judge
of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the
laughter of the gods.
civilization, so addicted to knowledge, has fled
from wisdom. Knowledge is very, very powerful.
If it is not tempered and contoured by greater
visions, like justice, compassion, beauty, grace
and thinking of the next generation and seven
generations to come -- then indeed, it is dangerous.
Unfortunately, many of our educational systems
in the West are still very dangerous places."
you have knowledge, let others light their candles
-- Margaret Fuller
are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on
their children rather than virtue, the art of
speaking well rather than doing well; but their
manners should be of the greatest concern.
teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity,
knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
-- Eve Garrison
little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more
than much knowledge that is idle.
-- Kahlil Gibran
self knowledge, without understanding the working
and functions of his machine, man cannot be free,
he cannot govern himself and he will always remain
-- George Gurdjieff
can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't
practice to attain wisdom.
mutual knowledge there can be no mutual understanding;
without understanding, there can be no trust and
respect; without trust, there can be no peace, only
the danger of conflict. This means we have to be
willing and able to familiarize ourselves with the
way people of other cultures think and perceive
the world around them, but without losing our own
standpoint in the process."
-- Roman Herzog, President of Germany
generation that acquires knowledge without ever understanding
how that knowledge can benefit the community
is a generation that is not learning what it means to
be citizens in a democracy."
-- Elizabeth L. Hollander (1817-1885)
is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the
privilege of wisdom to listen.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because
self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures
~ Aldous Huxley
am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell
out, and play false. But this knowledge does not
outweigh the fact that my class, the working class,
is exploited, driven, fought back with the weapon
of starvation, with guns and with venal courts
whenever they strike for conditions more human,
more civilized for their children, and for their
the world women are joining hands in solidarity
and support, in a global women’s movement, sharing
knowledge and experience and empowering themselves
to build a peaceful and fairer world."
-- Marilee Karl
plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases
we do not understand, the modern plague of overpopulation
is soluble by means we have discovered and with
resources we posses. What is lacking is not sufficient
knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness
of the gravity of the problem and education of the
billions who are its victim."
-- Martin Luther King,
that consciousness is power. Consciousness is
education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming
aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students.
Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power,
and be sure that power will not be abusively used,
but used for building trust and goodwill domestically
and internationally. Tomorrow's world is yours
improvement of understanding is for two ends:
first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly,
to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
-- John Locke
furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
-- John Locke
will forever live with the danger of nuclear
weapons because the nuclear genie has been let
out of the bottle. Knowledge cannot be erased
once it arrives. That’s the nature of ideas,
that’s the nature of scientific advancement,
and that’s the nature of widening the horizon
of human understanding. The point is that you
have to learn to live with the world that has
been created, but to do this we must structure
a society that is less asymmetric and more equal.
We must find a way to make sure that the fruits
produced by the world are enjoyed equally. That
doesn’t mean everybody will be equal, but that
people will not feel constantly cheated out
of their patrimony, or their God-given rights
like shelter, food, health, and education and
therefore not be denied their human potential.
The International Declaration of Human Rights
says the right to housing, health, education
should be guaranteed to everyone. The moment
these things are provided, we will have a different
world order and nuclear weapons will become
less of a threat. --
of the marks of a great teacher lies not only
in an ability to impart knowledge but also in
knowing when to encourage a student to go off
on his own.
-- Yo-Yo Ma
frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest
good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest
evil. Change will only come about when each of us
takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more
forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all
joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of
grace, we can change as those around us can change
-- Mairead Corrigan
come to know ourselves, then, through coming to know
And the deeper that knowledge, the richer and more creative
the world we build together."
-- Danny Martin, Director of ICRE (International Communities
for the Renewal of the Earth)
is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual
part of themselves,
that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this
~ Brooke Medicine Eagle
is not, as it is considered in our schools, a PORTION
of education. It IS education. It is at once the
ability AND the inclination of the mind to find
knowledge, to pursue understanding, and out of knowledge
and understanding, not out of received attitudes
and values or emotional responses, however worthy,
to make judgments."
-- Richard Mitchell
my mind, the purpose of education is to enable
human beings to develop to their full potential,
intellectually and spiritually. That means that
students have to be empowered to pursue self-knowledge
and the skills that will help them be of service
to their fellow human beings. Education should
encourage people to develop their curiosity about
life; above all, it should not trivialize either
the students or their lives.
-- Michael Nagler
becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
are moved to deep humility by the knowledge that
even as we are blazing new trails into an as yet
uncharted future, we are following in the footsteps
of a vast legacy of spiritual leaders and social
change makers. The struggle for justice is as
old as tyranny itself, and the longing for a world
guided by love is as old as the human heart. Thank
you for joining us in carrying the great dream
forward through the next generation."
is a way of thinking much more than it is a body
-- Carl Sagan
is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father
is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife"
-- Jonathan Schattke
ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that
we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest
happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier
acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
~ E. F. Schumacher
classification according to a singular identity
polarizes people in a particular way, but if we
take note of the fact that we have many different
identities - related not just to religion but
also to language, occupation and business, politics,
class and poverty, and many others - we can see
that the polarization of one can be resisted by
a fuller picture. So knowledge and understanding
are extremely important to fight against singular
real medicine can only exist when it penetrates
into a knowledge which embraces the human being
in respect to body, soul and spirit.”
-- Rudolf Steiner
an awful lot of misunderstanding here about what
being poor actually means. I don't think people
understand that being poor means you have to work
from dawn until dusk just to survive through the
day. I think there's some notion that poor people
lie about all day not doing anything. It is remarkable
how many misconceptions there are here about life
in the developing world and I think that that
knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to
the imbalance quite frankly.
-- Emma Thompson
arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but
also in the individual who is striving for fulfilment,
happiness and personal benefit by learning how to
read and write. Literacy... means far more than
learning how to read and write... The aim is to
transmit... knowledge and promote social participation."
-- UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg
women have presented an alternative proposal to
society and to humanity. It is about the construction
of a world where tolerance is a life style; Where
daily social and political divergences and its
resolutions would be seen as part of humanity;
Where equality would be possible in all its dimensions;
Where knowledge and access to education and other
social possessions would not be the privilege
of a few; A world where violence in all its forms
would be past history, where fear will not overwhelm
us and where we shall be able to enjoy the goodness
~ Rafaela vos
does mysticism really mean? It means the way to
attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except
in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism
you go vertically.
-- Elie Wiesel
bequeath to you, the next generation, our knowledge
but also our problems. While we still live, let
us join hands, hearts and minds to work together
for their solution so that your world will be
better than ours and the world of your children
-- Rosalyn Yalow
we are to have faith that mankind will survive
and thrive on the face of the earth, we must believe
that each succeeding generation will be wiser
than its progenitors. We transmit to you, the
next generation, the total sum of our knowledge.
Yours is the responsibility to use it, add to
it, and transmit it to your children.
-- Rosalyn Yalow