Truth is One, sages call it by various names.
--Rig Veda I:164.46
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
--Confucius, Analects 2:15
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning. --Mingjiao, Jiufeng Annals
Better than if there were thousands of meaningless words is one meaningful word that on hearing brings peace.
--The Buddha, Dhammapada 100
Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as can profit the peoples of the earth, and not those which begin with words and end with words.
--Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf