Knowledge

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend out egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”

Bill Bullard
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“L’univers est une espece de livre, dont on n’a lu que la premiere page quand on n’a vu que son Pays.”

“The universe is a sort of book, whose first page one has read when one has seen only one’s own country.”

– Louis-Charles Fougeret de Monbron

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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

– Carl Sagan [See source note for a link to the source]

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