Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel, Chap. xii. Ver. 4.

Just notions will into good actions grow,
And to our reason we our virtues owe;
False judgments are the unhappy source of ill,
And blinded error draws the passive will.
To know one God, and know ourselves, is all
We can true happiness or wisdom call.
Reading.—Christian instructed, 3 Notes and Queries, 240.

Beyond abstain
To ask; nor let thine own inventions hope
Things not reveal’d, which the invisible King
Only omniscient, hath suppress’d in night;—
Enough is left besides to search and know.
Knowledge is as food, and needs no less
Her temperance over appetite.
Milton.—Par. Lost, Book VII.

Which who mislike, the fault is in their judgments quite out of taste, and not in the sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge.
Sir Philip Sydney.—Apology for Poetry. Arber’s re-print, Page 27.

Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have oft-times no connexion. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men;
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Cowper.—The Task, Book VI., Line 88.

Knowledge is power.—
Bacon.—De Heresibus, Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est; for knowledge itself is power.

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Solomon.—Book of Proverbs, Chap. xxiv. Ver. 5.

Our knowledge is our power, and God our strength.
Southey.—Madoc. Part I. VI. 63.

The desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.
Bacon.—Essay 13, On Goodness.

Human knowledge is the parent of doubt.
Greville.—Maxims No. 26, 3 Ed. 1768.