Human Knowledge Quotes

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Jostein Gaarder
“Maybe we can comprehend a flower or an insect, but we can never comprehend ourselves. Even less can we expect to comprehend the universe.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

Michel Foucault
“Nature, keeping only useless secrets, had placed within reach and in sight of human beings the things it was necessary for them to know.”
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 3: The Care of the Self

Rick Yancey
“Cities are more than the sum of their infrastructure. They transcend brick and mortar, concrete and steel. They're the vessels into which human knowledge is poured.”
Rick Yancey, The Last Star

Albert Einstein
“We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations.”
Albert Einstein

Raheel Farooq
“Since human knowledge is not perfect, a more knowledgeable person is not always right.”
Raheel Farooq, Why I Am a Muslim: And a Christian and a Jew

George Lakoff
“Our categories arise from the fact that we are neural beings, from the nature of our bodily capacities, from our experience interacting in the world, and from our evolved capacity for basic-level categorization - a level at which we optimally interact with the world. Evolution has not required us to be as accurate above and below the basic level as at the basic level, and so we are not.”
George Lakoff, Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought

Stewart Stafford
“Human knowledge is but a ripple on the water's surface. To go deeper, we must accept the fact that we don't know everything”
Stewart Stafford

Gift Gugu Mona
“Where the human knowledge ends, God's wisdom and power begins to manifest in abundance.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Paul Kalanithi
“Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other in the world, and still, it is never complete. And Truth comes somewhere above all of them, where, as at the end of that Sunday’s reading, where the sower and reaper can rejoice together”
Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

Gift Gugu Mona
“Where the human knowledge ends, God's wisdom and power begin to manifest in abundance.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration