"There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts reflection combines them experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Denis Diderot on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Denis Diderot on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Denis Diderot on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Denis Diderot on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Denis Diderot on William Shakespeare
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."