Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.[Fantasie ist wichtiger als Wissen. Das Wissen ist begrenzt. Phantasie umgibt die Welt.]
Instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile.
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.