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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

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



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



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Italian)



French
En réalité, nous ne savons que lorsque nous savons peu. Le doute augmente avec le savoir.

German
Eigentlich weiß man nur, wenn man wenig weiß, mit dem Wissen wächst der Zweifel.

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




See also 

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Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.

The farther you go, the less you know.

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


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

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

Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion




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