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There are in fact four very different stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Roger Bacon

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For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.

Mathematics Quotes, by Roger Bacon , Source: Opus Majus (pt. 4)

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Argument is conclusive... but... it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment. For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. his hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.

Negativity Quotes, by Roger Bacon

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There are two modes of acquiring knowledge, namely by reasoning and experience. Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt so that the mind may rest on the intuition of truth, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Roger Bacon

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It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.

Mathematics Quotes, by Roger Bacon , Source: Opus Majus (pt. 4)

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