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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.




See also 

See also...



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.




Quotes for: to know


Quotes

Quotes for: to know


Know or listen to those who know.





Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.






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.





All I know is that I know nothing.





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





Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.











Quotes for: doubt


Quotes

Quotes about doubt:


Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





To be, or not to be, that is the question.





When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.





But the most beautiful of all doubts
Is when the downtrodden and despondent raise their heads and
Stop believing in the strength
Of their oppressors.






If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.





The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.











Quotes

Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain also said...


Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.





Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.





The effort we make to be happy is never lost.





To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.





To know is to know that one knows.





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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