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Letter "K" » Karl Popper Quotes
«Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve»
«We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell»
Author: Karl Popper
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, In Love and War
, religious war
, The Eternal
«Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.»
«No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.»
«Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.»
«We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure»
«It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.»
«Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle / the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.»
Author: Karl Popper
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, public policy
«Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths»
«Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.»