— Michel Foucault, The Foucault Reader: An Introduction to Foucault's Thought
„Dr. Watson's summary list of Sherlock Holmes's strengths and weaknesses:
"1. Knowledge of Literature: Nil.
2. Knowledge of Philosophy: Nil.
3. Knowledge of Astronomy: Nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics: Feeble.
5. Knowledge of Botany: Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Knowledge of Geology: Practical but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
7. Knowledge of Chemistry: Profound.
8. Knowledge of Anatomy: Accurate but unsystematic.
9. Knowledge of Sensational Literature: Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
10. Plays the violin well.
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law.“
„Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.“
— Jonathan Edwards, A careful & strict inquiry into the modern prevailing notions of that freedom of the will, which is supposed to be essential to moral agency, virtue & vice, reward & punishment, praise & blame...
— Averroes Medieval Arab scholar and philosopher 1126 - 1198
Attributed to Averroes, in: John Bartlett (1968) Familiar Qutations. p. 155
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
„A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting... Thus a man of knowledge sweats and puffs and if one looks at him he is just like an ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under his control.“
— Carlos Castaneda Peruvian-American author 1925 - 1998
Carlos Castaneda (1971) Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan. p. 85; As cited in: Eugene Dupuis (2001) Time Shift: Managing Time to Create a Life You Love. Ch. 5: Self Management
„There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations“
— Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942
— Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
— Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541