Academic journal article et Cetera

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Academic journal article et Cetera

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There is no absolute knowledge and those who claim it, whether they are scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy. All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility.

JACOB BRONOWSKI

The tragedy of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble across a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it representative of a whole class.

WALTER LIPPMAN

Twenty men crossing a bridge,

Into a village,

Are twenty men crossing

Twenty bridges,

Into twenty villages.

WALLACE STEVENS

The majority of people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others ... but the real task is, in fact, to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others.

SOREN KIERKEGAARD

The ideal must get real: this is the tragedy of youth.

G. W. F. HEGEL

Do you think I know what I'm doing?

That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? …

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