Leo Tolstoy quote about knowledge from War and Peace - All we can know is that we know nothing.
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All we can know is that we know nothing.
 Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (1869). copy citation

Author Leo Tolstoy
Source War and Peace
Topic knowledge humility
Date 1869
Language English
Note Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2600/2600-h/2600-h.htm


“«God could not have put into her heart an impulse that was against His will. My wife—as she once was—did not struggle, and perhaps she was right. Nothing has been found out, nothing discovered,» Pierre again said to himself. «All we can know is that we know nothing. And that's the height of human wisdom.»
Everything within and around him seemed confused, senseless, and repellent. Yet in this very repugnance to all his circumstances Pierre found a kind of tantalizing satisfaction.” source

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