Quotes about Knowledge


Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.

Charles McCabe

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The biggest impediment to making decisions is too much knowledge.

Bill Camp

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don`t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don`t know we don`t know.

Donald Rumsfeld


Don`t take your intuitions and ideas to be "natural": they are often the products of the ideas of audacious thinkers who came before us.

Carlo Rovelli


That which seems intuitive to us now is the result of scientific and philosophical elaborations in the past.

Carlo Rovelli


From the moment we are born we are presented with absolute facts rather than situated ones. We aren`t taught that distinctions such as young and old or healthy and unhealthy are social constructions and that their meaning depends on context. We are conditioned to learn about and see the world as a set of facts, such as 1 + 1 = 2. The world is far more subtle than such facts allow, and we should have learned that 1 + 1=2 only if we are using the base 10 number system, but that it equals 10 if the number system is base 2, and that 1 + 1 = 1 if we are adding one wad of chewing gum to one wad of chewing gum.

Ellen J. Langer

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One is certain only of what one builds.

Giambattista Vico


It is always the experts who are most surprised by new knowledge.

Peter Noll


Nobody understands the world they`re in, but some people are better off at it than others.

Richard Feynman


The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy.

Marshall McLuhan


The singularity is when computers learn to outsmart man; like women did, years ago.

Black Mirror (movie)

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking


Be smarter than other people, just don`t tell them so.

H. Jackson Brown


If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Thomas Henry Huxley


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