„True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self.“

—  Johannes Calvin, buch Institutes of the Christian Religion

Book 1 Chapter 1, p. 44
Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536; 1559)
Kontext: Without knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God.
Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other.

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Johannes Calvin
Schweizer Reformator französischer Abstammung und Begründer… 1509 - 1564

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„He has been told that knowledge is power, and knowledge consists of a great many small things.“

—  Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963

Quelle: Ideas have Consequences (1948), p. 13.
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„As soon as he had acquired a true knowledge of God, he confessed that there is undoubtedly true felicity in the knowledge of God; it is attained by all who acquire that knowledge, and no earthly trouble can disturb it.“

—  Maimónides, buch The Guide for the Perplexed

Quelle: Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Ch.23
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