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Karl Popper

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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

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




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Translation

(French, German)


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

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




See also  

See also...



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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections

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Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain

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The farther you go, the less you know.”
Laozi - Tao Te Ching




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Quotes about ignorance:


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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.”
Albert Camus - The Plague
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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.”
François Rabelais
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
Plato
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
Mark Twain
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Quotes for: knowledge:


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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy
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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.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Quotes for: Infinity:


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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.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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Music is a mysterious mathematical process whose elements are part of Infinity.”
Claude Debussy
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The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.”
Blaise Pascal
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Karl Popper also said...


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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.”
Karl Popper - Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
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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.”
Karl Popper
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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.”
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No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.”
Karl Popper
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We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.”
Karl Popper
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Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.”
Karl Popper
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