True science teaches, above all, to doubt and be ignorant.
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas, even though life may issue from them.
Philosophy fulfills the need to create for ourselves a single and complete concept of the world and of life.
These terrible sociologists, who are the astrologers and alchemists of our twentieth century.
Science says: 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says: 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.
Science teaches us, in effect, to submit our reason to the truth and to know and judge of things as they are-that is to say, as they themselves choose to be and not as we would have them to be.
Science is the most intimate school of resignation and humility, for it teaches us to bow before the seemingly most insignificant of facts.
All knowledge has an ultimate goal. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge is, say what you will, nothing but a dismal begging of the question.
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