Monday, September 7, 2009

The most desirable asset...

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC):

"All men naturally desire knowledge."

Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC):

"I agree, and I would add that genuine knowledge is a central component of the good life, and is achievable. But first we have to penetrate the clouds of appearance, which often distort our reasoning."

Socrates (469 BC–399 BC):

"But I believe that we more often than not overestimate our capacity for knowledge and that ignorance is a lot more prevalent than we suppose. I advise caution and the suspension of belief."

Sextus Empiricus (160-210 AD):

"I conclude by saying that knowledge, however desirable, is simply not within our grasp. Ironically."

Dem yuh!

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