“In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.”

— Jean Piaget —

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“Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.”

— Baltasar Gracian —

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“The great end of life is not knowledge but action.”

— Francis Bacon —

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“Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.”

— Robert Millikan —

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“Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero —

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“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.”

— Aristotle —

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“I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me.”

— Alan Alda —

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“I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste.”

— Rocco DiSpirito —

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“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

— Thomas Aquinas —

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