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Isaac Asimov

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Biography - Isaac Asimov:

Russian-American writer .
Born: 1920 - Died: 1992
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Russian Federation
Russian Federation

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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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French
L'aspect le plus triste de notre vie aujourd'hui est que la science acquière les connaissances plus vite que la société n'acquière la sagesse.”
Isaac Asimov

German
Der traurigste Aspekt des Lebens derzeit ist, dass die Wissenschaft schneller Wissen sammelt, als die Gesellschaft Weisheit.”
Isaac Asimov

Italian
L'aspetto più triste della vita in questo momento è che la scienza raccoglie la conoscenza più velocemente di quanto la società raccolga la saggezza.”




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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.”
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel




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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
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My life is my message.”
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
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Know or listen to those who know.”
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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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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Immanuel Kant
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Quotes about wisdom:



Quotes for: wisdom

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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.”
Michel de Montaigne
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.”
Pindar
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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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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Forster
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Quotes about science:


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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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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Immanuel Kant
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Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.”
Paul Valéry
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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.”
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Of all the human sciences, the science of man is the most worthy.”
Nicolas Malebranche - The Search after Truth
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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.”
François Fénelon
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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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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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There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.”
Nicolas Chamfort
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.”
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when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism
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Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
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If anyone can be considered the greatest writer who ever lived, it is Shakespeare.”
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What I will be remembered for are the Foundation Trilogy and the Three Laws of Robotics.”
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The job of science will never be done, it will just sink deeper and deeper into never-ending complexity.”
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The dullness of fact is the mother of fiction.”
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Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.”
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