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Biography - Isaac Asimov:

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

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




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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.

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

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.

Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.




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Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Know or listen to those who know.
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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

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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.
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Quotes for: wisdom


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Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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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.
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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Quotes for: science


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Quotes about science:


Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
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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.
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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.
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Quotes for: knowledge


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Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;
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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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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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Quotes for: society


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Quotes for: society


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.
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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.
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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.
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.
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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.
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To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
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Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
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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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