Albert J. Nock

Found 10 thoughts of Albert J. Nock

Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.

Albert J. Nock

It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.

Albert J. Nock

The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought, while the question of what is right and what is wrong has seemed all-important.

Albert J. Nock

The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.

Albert J. Nock

Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets.

Albert J. Nock

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on.

Albert J. Nock

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.

Albert J. Nock

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant man of letters can understand it, seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley and Romanes in the last century.

Albert J. Nock

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.

Albert J. Nock

As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.

Albert J. Nock