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1. "That bodies should be lent us, while they can afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge, or doing good to our fellow creatures, is a kind and benevolent act of God - when they become unfit for these purposes and afford us pain instead of pleasure-instead of an aid, become an encumbrance and answer none of the intentions for which they were given, it is equally kind and benevolent that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them. Death is that way."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
2. "It is not my prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws."
Author: Bertrand Russell
3. "One of see. S. Louis's endeavors as a teacher was to persuade young people that first-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring then second-hand knowledge, but it is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire. And so, Lewis wrote, a student would do better to read Plato then to "read some dreary modern book 10 times as long, all about 'isms' and influences and only once in 12 pages telling him what Plato actually said."
Author: C.S. Lewis
4. "Learning isn't acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired."
Author: Criss Jami
5. "There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
Author: Denis Diderot
6. "From elementary school up to college I was never interested in things I was forced to study. I told myself it was something that had to be done, I only began to enjoy studying after I got through the educational system and became a so-called member of society. If something interested me, and I could study it at my own pace and approach it the way I liked, I was pretty efficient at acquiring knowledge and skills."
Author: Haruki Murakami
7. "Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation."
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
8. "Most of us waste this extraordinary thing called life. We have lived forty or sixty years, have gone to the office, engaged ourselves in social activity, escaping in various forms, and at the end of it, we have nothing but an empty, dull, stupid life, a wasted life.Now, please has created this pattern of social life. We take pleasure in ambition, in competition, in acquiring knowledge or power, or position, prestige, status. And that pursuit of pleasure as ambition, competition, greed, envy, status, domination, power is respectable. It is made respectable by a society which has only one concept: that you shall lead a moral life, which is a respectable life. You can be ambitious, you can be greedy, you can be violent, you can be competitive, you can be a ruthless human being, but society accepts it, because at the end of your ambition, you are either so called successful man with plenty of money, or a failure and therefore a frustrated human being. So social morality is immorality."
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
9. "To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is ... the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence."
Author: John Quincy Adams
10. "[I]t was with a good end in mind – that of acquiring the knowledge of good and evil – that Eve allowed herself to be carried away and eat the forbidden fruit. But Adam was not moved by this desire for knowledge, but simply by greed: he ate it because he heard Eve say it tasted good."
Author: Moderata Fonte
11. "True learning only occurs when you love the subject you are studying and then the acquiring of knowledge is effortless because it is also a pleasure."
Author: William Boyd

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