„What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.“

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físico, filósofo, teólogo, inventor, alquimista y matemát... 1643 - 1727
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„We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if the drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of the missing drop.“

—  Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
As quoted http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=189 in Mother Teresa's Reaching Out In Love - Stories told by Mother Teresa http://books.google.de/books?hl=de&id=tdyw409qGgQC&q=ocean#search_anchor, Compiled and Edited by Edward Le Joly and Jaya Chaliha, Barnes & Noble, 2002, p. 122

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„Science is what we know, and philosophy is what we don't know.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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„Beautiful is what we see, More Beautiful is what we know, most Beautiful by far is what we don't.“

—  Nicolas Steno Pioneer in anatomy and geology, bishop 1638 - 1686
quoted by Addison Anderson in a TED-Ed lesson. https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-most-groundbreaking-scientist-you-ve-never-heard-of-addison-anderson

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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
Confucius, as quoted in Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau, Ch. 1

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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 -550 - -478 a.C.
As quoted in Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau, Ch. 1

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„What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.“

—  Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980

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„Science is what we do when we don't know what we're doing.“

—  Alvaro De Rujula 1944
Alvaro De Rujula, quoted in "Large Hadron Collider - The Search For The Higgs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XbKZwXK-3c; this quote can be heard at approximately 3:55 to 4:15 in the video. It is important to note, it could be taken out of context. It implies that science is what we use when we do not know the answer to something.

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„The fact is that we don't want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know.“

—  U.G. Krishnamurti, No Way Out
Context: The fact is that we don't want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know. All these therapies, all these techniques, religious or otherwise, are only perpetuating the agony of man. Ch. 7: What Kind Of Human Being Do You Want?

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„What we know is not much. What we do not know is immense.“

—  Pierre-Simon Laplace French mathematician and astronomer 1749 - 1827
Allegedly his last words, reported in Joseph Fourier's "Éloge historique de M. le Marquis de Laplace" (1829) with the comment, "This was at least the meaning of his last words, which were articulated with difficulty." Quoted in Augustus De Morgan's Budget of Paradoxes (1866).

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