„The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.“

—  John Berger, livro Ways of Seeing, Ways of Seeing (1972)
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„To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.“

—  Nicolaus Copernicus Renaissance mathematician, Polish astronomer, physician 1473 - 1543
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„To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.
Attributed, As quoted in Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau, Ch. 1

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„We are as much as we see. Faith is sight and knowledge. The hands only serve the eyes.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
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„In mysteries what we know, and our realization of what we do not know, proceed together; the larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.“

—  Huston Smith, livro The World's Religions
The World's Religions (1991), Context: In mysteries what we know, and our realization of what we do not know, proceed together; the larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. It is like the quantum world, where the more we understand its formalism, the stranger that world becomes. Part of this quote may actually be by Ralph Washington Sockman.

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„Supposing you knew — not by sight or by instinct, but by sheer intellectual knowledge, as I know the truth of a mathematical proposition — that what we call empty space was full, crammed.“

—  John Buchan British politician 1875 - 1940
Space (1912), Context: Supposing you knew — not by sight or by instinct, but by sheer intellectual knowledge, as I know the truth of a mathematical proposition — that what we call empty space was full, crammed. Not with lumps of what we call matter like hills and houses, but with things as real — as real to the mind.

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