Quotes of the Day for 6 December 2001 – Knowledge
It was on this day in 1768 that the Encyclopaedia Britannica was first published. I remember way back to the mid 'sixties when my folks bought the magic set of 24 volumes. I would sit on the floor, sometimes for hours, with a growing pile of volumes open around me as I followed the "See also" references, looking up a name that was mentioned in one item, tracing down the fragments until I knew something. Maybe that's why I like the Internet so much! Here are some quotes suggested by that memory.
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
- Thomas Hobbes
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
When the man who knows all about the fruit fly chromosomes finds himself sitting next to an authority on Beowulf ... there may be an uneasy silence.
- Brand Blanshard
As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
- Albert Schweitzer, 1875 - 1965
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin
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