Karl R. Popper Quotes

Karl R. Popper

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We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets.

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The history of science is everywhere speculative. It is a marvelous hiatory. It makes you proud to be a human being.

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We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.

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There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.

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Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

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