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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

German writer and statesman.
Born: 1749 - Died: 1832
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany
Source: Maxims and Reflections

Quote

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



Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


FrenchQuote
En réalité, nous ne savons que lorsque nous savons peu. Le doute augmente avec le savoir."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maximes et réflexions

GermanQuote
Eigentlich weiß man nur, wenn man wenig weiß, mit dem Wissen wächst der Zweifel."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maximen und Reflexionen

ItalianQuote
In realtà si sa solo quando si sa poco. Il dubbio cresce con la conoscenza."


See also  

See also...



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

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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."
Bertrand Russell


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Quotes for: to know:



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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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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."
Carl Gustav Jung
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
Immanuel Kant
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Quotes about doubt:



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When in doubt tell the truth."
Mark Twain - Pudd'nhead Wilson
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When in doubt, leave it out."
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it."
André Gide
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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."
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy
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Jealousy lives upon doubt; and comes to an end or becomes a fury as soon as it passes from doubt to certainty."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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