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Chapter 8: Knowledge

Knowledge is defined as facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. What makes us all unique is our differences in knowledge, skills and experience. From the day we are born we start to acquire skills, experience and knowledge. We learn fast throughout or early years of growth, acquiring and applying knowledge to further our understanding. We reach a point of plateau after we finish our schooling years and settle into jobs with a comfortable know how and then stop acquiring knowledge and skills.


This is the point in life where we think we know all that we need to know to live and sustain a mediocre life. We fall into habits and routines that don’t include self-education due to the fact of either hating your schooling years or never finding a passion to pursue with the gaining on knowledge. We are taught the basics at school on how to get a job and live, but not taught the importance of lifelong learning and the positive effects of self-education.


We live in a world now where we have access at a click of button to any answer to any question we can think of. We have access to all the books, all the videos, all the educators, coachers and teachers out there. We are drowning in information and grasping for knowledge and wisdom. We live in the richest time that has ever existed in regard to drinking from the cup of wisdom but often fail to take a sip. If you want to change your life for the positive, cultivate this one habit of “thirst for knowledge” and your life will improve by the multitude.





It is self-evident that times have changed for the better in regards to how we learn. Go back 100 years and understand that most knowledge was gained through the basic schooling system and no more. Fast forward to today and understand we have the most impressive thing society has built, the Internet. An intangible massive storehouse of endless information and knowledge we have access to through amazing technologies like the computer and our smart phone. You can learn on the anything, anytime and anywhere. You can watch a video, listen to an audiobook, read an ebook, take an online course, follow a Youtube Channel, join a Facebook Group and google anything you wish. We have life so much easier than our ancestors did and its time to take learning as a serious study in you want to make your dreams a reality.


Who has done what you want? Who do you look up to? Who do you want to be? What do you want to learn? Answer these questions and understand you can study the people who have done what you want and reverse engineer the steps they took to get there. You can study their life and learn the knowledge they acquired and shared. You can dramatically change your life for the better and be the person you want to be by first acquiring the correct knowledge to get you there. You can learn whatever interests you and become an expert in any field you are passionate about. Your opportunities are endless in the pursuit of knowledge.



Study, listen, learn, think, absorb, act and repeat. Make the best investment in life and invest in yourself. Pursuing knowledge in the attainment of your dreams is the sure-fire way to reach them. Learning and acting, acting and learning, rinse and repeat, always getting better and climbing the ladder to your success through seeking out knowledge and experiences.




  • 4 Levels of Learning. Unconscious Incompetence. Conscious Incompetence. Conscious Competence. Unconscious Competence. (Unknown)
  • A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. (George Santayana)
  • A child who reads will be an adult who thinks. (Unknown)
  • A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. (Khalil Gibran)
  • A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. (Mark Twain)
  • A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. (George R.R Martin)
  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. (Bruce Lee)
  • A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. (Latin Proverb)
  • An educated person is not necessarily the one who has the knowledge, but the one who knows where to get the knowledge when needed. (Napoleon Hill)
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Any person who is educated is one who has learned to get whatever he wants in life without violating the rights of others. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Anyone who stops learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. (Henry Ford)
  • Are you reading the books that are going to take you where you want to go in the next 5 years? (Jim Rohn)
  • As for study, did not our wise teacher teach us that learning was of two kinds: the one kind begin the things we learned and knew, and the other being the training that taught us how to find out what we did not know? (George Clason)
  • As knowledge is acquired it must be organized and put into use, for a definite purpose, through practical plans. Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end. This is one reason why college degrees are not valued more highly. They represent nothing but miscellaneous knowledge. (Napoleon Hill)
  • As you improve your inner understanding, you improve your outer results. (Brian Tracy)
  • Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Be growth oriented and dedicate yourself to long life learning. (Brian Tracy)
  • Be smart and you won’t be pushed around as much. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • Be voracious in your learning, and ensure that others benefit from your intellectual and monetary wealth. (Andrew Carnegie)
  • Become self-educated. Standard education will bring you standard results. Check the income figures of those with a standard education and see if that’s what you want. If it isn’t, if you want more than the average, you must become self-educated. (Earl Shoaff)
  • Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books history is silent, literature is dumb, science is crippled, thought and speculations at a standstill. (Henry David Thoreau)
  • By learning you will teach. By teaching you will learn. (Latin Proverb)
  • Continuous learning is the minimum requirements for success in any field. (Dennis Waitley)
  • Curiosity and the capacity to learn are vital for achievement, thus the saying “leaders are readers.” (Dale Carnegie)
  • Develop multiple skills because we do not lack the capacity. (Jim Rohn)
  • Don’t just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. (George Carlin)
  • Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action. (Jim Rohn)
  • Don’t read good books, read the great ones. (John Demartini)
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel. Go to school on other people’s experience. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn. (Melanie Joy)
  • Education is more valuable than money, in the long run. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • Education is not the learning of facts. It’s rather the training of the mind to think. (Albert Einstein)
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)
  • Education must again revolve around genuine passion and curiosity, so that the vital habit of self-education is developed. (Thomas Friedman)
  • Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. (Socrates)
  • Every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • For knowledge doesn’t make you successful, but application of the knowledge will. Action! (W. Clement Stone)
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. (Jim Rohn)
  • Gather up the lessons of the past and invest them in the future. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Hard study and earnest thought, but the results are well worth the effort. (Zig Ziglar)
  • He who thinks he knows, doesn’t know. He who knows that he doesn’t know, knows. For in this context, to know is not to know. And not to know is to know. (Joseph Campbell)
  • I will study and prepare myself and someday my chance will come. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. (Unknown)
  • If you feed your mind as often as you feed your stomach, then you’ll never have to worry about feeding your stomach or roof over your head or clothes on your back. (Albert Einstein)
  • If you have the fire of knowledge, let other’s light their candles with it. (Unknown)
  • If you knew better, you would do better. (Jim Rohn)
  • If you search, you shall find. (Bible)
  • If you wish to be successful, study success. If you wish to be happy, study happiness. If you want to make money, study the acquisition of wealth. Those who achieve these things don’t do it by accident. It’s a matter of studying first and practicing second. (Earl Shoaff)
  • If you’re going to overdose on anything, overdose on reading books. It’s one of the greatest natural highs of life. (Patrick Bet-David)
  • Ignorance is God’s prison. Knowing is God’s palace. (Rumi)
  • In fact, you only really know something to the degree to which you can teach it to someone else and have them understand and apply it in their own lives. (Brian Tracy)
  • Information is exploding so fast that anyone who does not read and keep up is rapidly falling behind. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them. (Ram Dass)
  • Intelligence becomes sharpened only when you act. (Osho)
  • It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. (Epictetus)
  • It is not enough to just read a book or listen to an audio program; you have to practice, drill, and rehearse. (Grant Cardone)
  • It isn’t what the book costs; it’s what it will cost if you don’t read it. (Jim Rohn)
  • It pays to know how to purchase knowledge. (Napoleon Hill)
  • It troubles me that we spend years in school learning about the lives of other people, but we devote hardly any time at all to studying ourselves. (Les Brown)
  • It’s called reading. It’s how people install new software into their brains. (Unknown)
  • It’s what is in your head that determines what is in your hands. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. (John Wooden)
  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. (Aristotle)
  • Knowledge gained from reading and study represented real value; a good life was one that truly opened the mind. Money alone was worthless. (Dale Carnegie)
  • Knowledge is not power, it’s potential power. Execution trumps knowledge every day of the week. (Tony Robbins)
  • Knowledge is treasure, but practice is the key to it. (Unknown)
  • Knowledge isn’t free, you have to pay attention. (Unknown)
  • Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. (Frederick Douglass)
  • Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. (Aristotle)
  • Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain. (Aristotle)
  • Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life is a classroom, only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. (Bruce Lee)
  • Make education a continuing, never-ending process. (Nido Qubein)
  • Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities. (Ludwig Von Mises)
  • Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book. (Jim Rohn)
  • More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego. (Albert Einstein)
  • Most people are doing the best they can, given what they know and understand, including you. If they knew more and were aware of more, they would do things differently. (Louise Hay)
  • Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak. (Epictetus)
  • No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. (Confucius)
  • Once a person stops searching for information and knowledge of one’s self, ignorance sets in. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do. (Earl Nightingale)
  • One way to do something right is to do it wrong, doing it wrong is a great school for learning. (Jim Rohn)
  • Ordinary people have big TVs. Extraordinary people have big libraries. (Robin Sharma)
  • Over reading could lead to you thinking for yourself. (Patrick Bet-David)
  • People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book. (Malcolm X)
  • Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish. (Brian Tracy)
  • Personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. (Winston Churchill)
  • Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives. (Jim Rohn)
  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. (Confucius)
  • Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child. (Ron Wild)
  • Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-correction. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • Sharing wisdom is nothing like giving and receiving. Nothing gets lost and both get wiser. (Unknown)
  • Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. (Brandon Mull)
  • Sometimes in life, your situation will keep repeating itself until you learn your lesson. (Brigitte Nicole)
  • Successful people, in all callings, never stop acquiring knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • That which one man knows can be taught to others. (George Clason)
  • The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. (B.B. King)
  • The best news is that you can learn whatever skills you need to be more productive and more effective. (Brian Tracy)
  • The book unread is the one that can’t help you. You can’t read too many books but you can read too few. (Jim Rohn)
  • The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • The first thing education teaches you to do is to walk alone. (Alfred Aloysius Horn)
  • The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. (John F. Kennedy)
  • The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions. (John Simone)
  • The more you know, the more you understand. (Osho)
  • The most valuable result of all education is to make you do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned. And however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. (Og Mandino)
  • The movers and shakers of the world are often professional modelers. People who have mastered the art of learning everything they can by following other people’s experiences rather than their own. (Anthony Robbins)
  • The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. (Henry Ford)
  • The person who doesn’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read. (Zig Ziglar)
  • The person who stops studying merely because he has finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what may be his calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge. (Napoleon Hill)
  • The root of education is bitter, but the fruit is sweet. (Aristotle)
  • The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. (Isaac Asimov)
  • The teacher and the taught together create the teaching. In any case, the words in themselves are not important. They are not the truth; they only point to it. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • The wisdom of age is like the fixed stars that shine so unchanged that the sailor may depend upon them to steer his course. (George Clason)
  • The words of wisdom have already been written, spoken, published, debated, used and discarded. We must search, find, use and share the words of wisdom. (Michael George Knight)
  • There are two ways to gather wisdom. One way is to learn from your own life. The second is to study the lives of others. (Jim Rohn)
  • These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. (Gilbert Highet)
  • To learn one must pay the price. (W. Clement Stone)
  • To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time, is to meet an old one. (Chinese proverb)
  • Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. (Thomas Henry Huxley)
  • Turn driving time into learning time with audio learning. (Brian Tracy)
  • We have to be able to recognize that the attainment of knowledge is the highest labor of mankind. (Manly P. Hall)
  • What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. (Isaac Newton)
  • When youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. (George Clason)
  • Wisdom is infinite, there is always more to know and there is always plenty of room in your brain for more things to learn. (Unknown)
  • Wisdom is mentioned 219 times in the bible while the word smart is mentioned not even once. Gain wisdom. (Patrick Bet-David)
  • You can take a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. You need to create a thirst within people to expand their capacity and skillset. (Les Brown)
  • You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. (Richard Branson)
  • You want weapons? Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world. (Doctor Who)


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