quote by Hilary of Poitiers

The perfection of learning is to know God in such a way that, though you realize he is knowable, yet you know him as indescribable.

— Hilary of Poitiers

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The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young.

Modern secular thought has its own dualism: It treats only the physical world as knowable and testable, while locking everything else - mind, spirit, morality, meaning - into the realm of private, subjective feelings. The so-called fact/value split.

We're emphasizing the knowable by predicting how certain people and companies will swim against the current. We're not predicting the fluctuation in the current.

Since only what is material is perceptible, knowable, nothing is known of the existence of God.

This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present.

The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.

My comprehension of God comes from a deeply felt conviction of a superior intelligence that reveals itself in the knowable world.

The wonderful thing is that the soul already knows to some extent that there is something behind the veil, the veil of perplexity, that there is something to be sought for in the highest spheres of life, that there is some beauty to be seen, that there is Someone to be known who is knowable.

The knowable world is incomplete if seen from any one point of view, incoherent if seen from all points of view at once, and empty if seen from nowhere in particular.

We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable;

in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all.

Nature is objective, and nature is knowable, but we can only view her through a glass darkly and many clouds upon our vision are of our own making: social and cultural biases, psychological preferences, and mental limitations (in universal modes of thought, not just individualized stupidity).

The best picture has not yet been painted;

the greatest poem is still unsung; the mightiest novel remains to be written; the divinest music has not been conceived, even by Bach. In science, probably ninety-nine percent of the knowable has not yet been discovered.

In science, probably ninety-nine percent of the knowable has to be discovered.

We know only a few streaks about astronomy. We are only beginning to imagine the force and composition of the atom. Physics has not yet found any indivisible matter, or psychology a sensible soul.

The historian does not locate known facts in a hypothetical, general pattern of processes; his aim is to link fact to fact, one unique knowable event to another individual one that begot it.

There is a part of her greater than the sum of her knowable parts.

And that part has to go somewhere, because it cannot be destroyed.

That what is true of business and politics is gloriously true of the professions, the arts and crafts, the sciences, the sports. That the best picture has not yet been painted; the greatest poem is still unsung; the mightiest novel remains to be written; the divinest music has not been conceived even by Bach. In science, probably ninety-nine percent of the knowable has to be discovered. We know only a few streaks about astronomy. We are only beginning to imagine the force and composition of the atom. Physics has not yet found any indivisible matter, or psychology a sensible soul.

Science has been seriously retarded by the study of what is not worth knowing and of what is not knowable.

I remember one of my last shows, the Final Jeopardy! clue was something like 'These two boys' names are top 10 boys' names in the U.S., they both end with the same letter, and they're both names of Jesus' apostles.' Now, obviously that's not a knowable fact.

The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them.

History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction. That's why events are always reinterpreted when values change. We need new versions of history to allow for our current prejudices.

The possibility of disaster remains horrific to me.

Like when you know everything's about to go wrong in a way that's not controllable or knowable.

The potential for engaged learning is inversely proportionate to the knowability of the outcome.

Spirituality is man's conscious longing for God.

Spirituality tells us that God, who is unknowable today, will tomorrow become knowable and, the day after, will become totally known.

Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. My three [great teachers] did not tell - they catalyzed a burning desire to know. Under their influence, the horizons sprung wide and fear went away and the unknown became knowable. But most important of all, the truth, that dangerous stuff, became beautiful and very precious.

What you really want to do in investments is figure out what's important and knowable. If it's unimportant or unknowable you forget about it.

An external thing that is knowable [is knowable] by means of something internal that is consubstantial [with the rational soul].

We can seek God and find him! God is knowable, touchable, hearable, seeable, with the mind, the hands, the ears and the eyes of the inner man.

In a very real sense my science does inform my knowledge of God.

If you would allow me to say that we never know God, because if I claim that I know God, I know something other than God, because God is not knowable, he is unknowable. So we have to approach it in that sense first, that my knowledge of God is always limited.

The press always wants to know how many people will be killed or how much it will cost, but the answers to those questions are not knowable.

Over against any cognition, there is an unknown but knowable reality;

but over against all possible cognition, there is only the self-contradictory. In short, cognizability (in its widest sense) and being are not merely metaphysically the same, but are synonymous terms.

Science rushes headlong, without selectivity, without "taste," at whatever is knowable, in the blind desire to know all at any cost.

Materialists try to live in the lower story NON-MATERIAL WORLD Subjective, Superstitious, Mental Constructs MATERIAL WORLD Objective, Scientific, Knowable Facts

The knowledge of everything knowable is not yet wisdom

Are you in a universe which is ruled by natural laws and, therefore, is stable, firm, absolute - and knowable? Or are you in an incomprehensible chaos, a realm of inexplicable miracles, an unpredictable, unknowable flux, which your mind is impotent to grasp? The nature of your actions - and of your ambition - will be different, according to which set of answers you come to accept.

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