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Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. - Ludwig Van Beethoven


Religion: A daughter of hope and fear, explaining to ignorance the nature of the unknowable. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. (A Mencken Chrestomathy, Sententiae: Arcana Coelestia, 1949) - Henry Louis Mencken


The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. - Henry Louis Mencken


Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. - Carl Sandburg


Science has been seriously retarded by the study of what is not worth knowing and of what is not knowable. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all. - Giordano Bruno