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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on absence, creation, experience, happiness, and knowledge

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness.  For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on ignorance, knowledge, and philosophy

POSITIVISM, n. A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent. Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance, dreams, eternity, future, knowledge, and past

PAST, n. That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance. [T]he Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is the Past of to-morrow. They are one - the knowledge and the dream.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief, knowledge, losing, preparation, and secrets

NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The secret of its preparation is lost, but the modern Kentuckians believe that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, familiarity, and knowledge

IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief, faith, and knowledge

FAITH, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks, without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on knowledge

CONSOLATION, n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on knowledge, love, and quality

ARDOR, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on appreciation, atoms, deception, discovery, earth, facts, god, greatness, knowledge, life, philosophy, power, science, scientists, spirit, spirituality, truth, understanding, universe, and youth

The real scientist will realize that TRUTH has many avenues of approach to its many phases, and that spiritual truths are to be sought after even more determinedly than others which have to do with this life and earth only. It must be recognized when they do this that spiritual truths are not found on the drawing board or in test tubes. The pursuit of such prescribes that the things of man are understood by the spirit and perceptions of man while the things of God are made known by the revelations of God. Man in and of himself cannot find them out. Yet they are obtained by search-the search for truth, yes, spiritual truth. The youth in particular must not be deceived by the elementary discoveries that have been made by science in many fields. Rockets, missiles and their great potentiality are amazing to us all, but very minute when compared to the majesty of the universe. The real scientist would probably be the first to acknowledge the minor things that have been done thus far as a result of the discovery of atomic and hydrogen power. The fact that they have been able to draw on materials and sources of things already there is perhaps the best evidence of the greatness of God and the virtual nothingness of man thus far exhibited in his pursuits of knowledge. When we attempt to develop a true philosophy of life, one of the first things to do is to gain a full appreciation and understanding of God.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: at BYU, April 7, 1964

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A Quote by Allen Lacey on deals, giving, kindness, knowledge, names, and vision

Giving names to things is a way of knowing them and of seeing them as well. Knowledge deals importantly in names, and naming requires the sort of vision that discerns that these two objects are of the same kind and those other two are not.

Allen Lacey

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 42

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