• about science, evidence, humility and wisdom

    Horst Hintze-Bruening, natural scientist and photographer

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    food for thought:


    “It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong.”
    Isaac Asimov

    “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
    Albert Einstein

    “It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
    Albert Einstein

    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    Socrates

    “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

    “Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
    Paulo Coelho

    “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
    Confucius

    “The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
    Voltaire

    “Wisdom can’t be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one can’t communicate and teach it.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

    “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
    Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

    “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”
    Karl Lagerfeld

    “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
    Anselm Adams