„And what greater might do we possess as human beings than our capacity to question and to learn?“

—  Ann Druyan

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„In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.“

—  Lloyd Alexander, livro The Book of Three

Fonte: The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book I: The Book of Three (1964), Chapter 1
Contexto: "Why?" Dallben interrupted. "In some cases," he said, "we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."

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„What shall we do
after we learn what we'll do:
that is the question.“

—  Anatoly Kudryavitsky a Russian/Irish novelist, poet, literary translator and magazine editor 1954

Poems, Shadow of Time (2005)

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„The most important question a human being has to face… What is it? The question, Why are we here?“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

"“Why Are We Here?”, in The Watchtower (2006) http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006768?q=Elie+Wiesel&p=par

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„What we possess has its intrinsic value, but how we came to possess it is also an important question.“

—  Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse British sociologist 1864 - 1929

Fonte: Liberalism (1911), Chapter IX, The Future Of Liberalism, p. 117.

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„For a human being, nothing comes naturally,” said Grumman. “We have to learn everything we do.“

—  Philip Pullman, livro The Subtle Knife

Stanislaus Grumman to Lee Scoresby in Ch. 14 : Alamo Gulch
Fonte: His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife (1997)

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„We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

The Value of Science (1955)
Contexto: We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
... It is our responsibility to leave the people of the future a free hand. In the impetuous youth of humanity, we can make grave errors that can stunt our growth for a long time. This we will do if we say we have the answers now, so young and ignorant as we are. If we suppress all discussion, all criticism, proclaiming "This is the answer, my friends; man is saved!" we will doom humanity for a long time to the chains of authority, confined to the limits of our present imagination. It has been done so many times before.
... It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as our duty to all coming generations.

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„Science is meaningless because it gives no answer to our question, the only question important for us: 'what shall we do and how shall we live“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910

Quoted by Max Weber in his lecture "Science as a Vocation"; in Lynda Walsh (2013), Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy (2013), Oxford University Press, p. 90

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„Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.“

—  Desiderius Erasmus Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and theologian 1466 - 1536

Letter to Christian Northoff (1497), as translated in Collected Works of Erasmus (1974), p. 115

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„The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, specific, and articulate will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance.“

—  Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994

Variant translation: The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, clear, and well-defined will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance. The main source of our ignorance lies in the fact that our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963)
Contexto: The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, specific, and articulate will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance. For this, indeed, is the main source of our ignorance — the fact that our knowledge can be only finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.

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