Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
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Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
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An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
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