„Qui plussait, plus se tait. French, you know. The more a man knows, the less he talks.“

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„A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less.“

—  William James Mayo American surgeon 1861 - 1939
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„The more you know, the less you need.“

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„The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.“

—  Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011
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„The more a man knows, the more he forgives.“

—  Catherine the Great Empress of Russia 1729 - 1796
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