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Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain

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Biography - Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain:

French philosopher and journalist.
Born: 1868 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le doute n'est pas au-dessous du savoir, mais au-dessus.

German
Der Zweifel ist dem Wissen nicht unterlegen, sondern überlegen.




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

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

The farther you go, the less you know.




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Quotes for: to know


Know or listen to those who know.
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.
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I know that I know nothing.
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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.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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When in doubt, tell the truth.
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When in doubt, leave it out.
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.
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Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain also said...


Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.
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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.
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To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.
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To know is to know that one knows.
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It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.
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