A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self will to make room for the knowledge of God.
My knowledge of electrical subjects was not acquired in a methodical manner but was picked up from such books as I could get hold of and from such experiments as I could make with my own hands.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Knowledge goes hand in hand with truth something I learned with a bit of tough love from my Jesuit education first at Regis High School in New York City and then at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world.
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.