Quotes About Knowledge And Character

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Quotes About Knowledge And Character

Catholic schools carry out a great mission, to serve God by building knowledge and character ... By teaching the word of God, you prepare your students to follow a path of virtue.
— George W. Bush —

If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character.

— Matthew Simpson

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

— T.S. Eliot

Real freedom comes from the mastery, through knowledge, of historic conditions and race character, which makes possible a free and intelligent use of experience for the purpose of progress.

— Hamilton Wright Mabie

Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief.

— Henry Theodore Tuckerman

A great man, who was convinced that the truths of political and moral science are capable of the same certainty as those that form the system of physical science, even in those branches like astronomy that seem to approximate mathematical certainty. He cherished this belief, for it led to the consoling hope that humanity would inevitably make progress toward a state of happiness and improved character even as it has already done in its knowledge of the truth.

— Nicolas De Caritat, Marquis De Condorcet

What we need in appointive positions is men of knowledge and experience who have sufficient character to resist temptations.

— Calvin Coolidge

The folkish state must not adjust its entire educational work primarily to the inoculation of mere knowledge, but to the breeding of absolutely healthy bodies. The training of mental abilities is only secondary. And here again, first place must be taken by the development of character, especially the promotion of will-power and determination, combined with the training of joy in responsibility, and only in last place comes scientific schooling.

— Adolf Hitler

Love is a very contradiction of all the elements of our ordinary nature
it makes the proud man meek
the cheerful, sad
the high-spirited, tame; our strongest resolutions, our hardiest energy fail before it. Believe me, you cannot prophesy of its future effect in a man from any knowledge of his past character.

— Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfil. The knowledge of character possessed by a single individual is of necessity limited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect.

— Thomas Jefferson

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