Knowledge has been defined as “facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.” As such, we all “know” a great many things based upon our experiential existence; what distinguishes us is in how we apply this knowledge. Here are some of my favorite quotations concerning knowledge.
“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” (Miles Kington)
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” (Confucius)
or similarly . . . “To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” (Socrates)
“It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.” (Immanuel Kant)