The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
Beyond all sciences, philosophies, theologies, and histories, a child's relentless inquiry is truly all it takes to remind us that we don't know as much as we think we know.
To better understand God we must first shatter our own idea of God - maybe even day after day. Maybe he's too great to stay compressed in the human mind. Maybe he splits it wide open; this is why pretentious intellectualism so often fails to comprehend the concept of God: it is only accepting of what it can explain while in the process finding higher sources offensive. What we may confidently assert is that faith is the opening that allows God, this unpredictable, unseen power, to travel in and out of the mind without all the pains of confusion.
A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know.
All knowledge meets an end at the question '...Why?
If. If. If this all happened! I, F, - he had to hang on to those two little letters, just one tiny two letter word. If. So much hope and dread hung in the balance on those two little blips in the alphabet! A chasm in fact!
Time doesn't heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them.
Some of us will never know we'd owned someone's heart for a season.
Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother's house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are.
Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.
I did get in a few fights in school. Kids threw around anti-Semitic slurs, not knowing necessarily what they meant. It was probably just something they picked up somewhere, as kids do.
To choose love and jump in not knowing, with a lot of unknowns, is a brave act.
I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
I do like not knowing where I'm going, wandering in strange woods, whistling and following bread crumbs.
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
Donors are sick of writing that $200 check to the Red Cross and not knowing whether it goes for the executive director's salary or the office rent.
My version of a stress dream is, really, showing up on a concert stage with a drum set and not knowing the chart.
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.