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Biography - Karl Popper:

Austrian and British philosopher and professor.
Born: 1902 - Died: 1994
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Austria
Austria

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Notre connaissance ne peut être que finie, tandis que notre ignorance est nécessairement infinie.

German
Unser Wissen kann nur endlich sein, während unser Nichtwissen notwendigerweise unendlich sein muss.




See also 

See also...



We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

All I know is that I know nothing.

Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.

The farther you go, the less you know.




Quotes for: ignorance


Quotes

Quotes about ignorance:


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





Ignorance is the mother of all evils.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato - 





To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.





The only way to avoid error is ignorance.











Quotes for: knowledge


Quotes

Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;











Quotes for: Infinity


Quotes

Quotes for: Infinity


Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.





Music is a mysterious mathematical process whose elements are part of Infinity.





The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.





The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.





The infinite and the eternal are the only certainty.





I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.







Quotes

Karl Popper also said...


A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.





Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.





The history of science, like the history of all human ideas, is a history of irresponsible dreams, of obstinacy, and of error. But science is one of the very few human activities—perhaps the only one — in which errors are systematically criticized and fairly often, in time, corrected. This is why we can say that, in science, we often learn from our mistakes, and why we can speak clearly and sensibly about making progress there.





No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.





We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.





Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.












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