” 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. “


” Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion. “


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


” 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. “


” Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too. “


” The university’s business is the conservation of useless knowledge, and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on. “


” 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. “



All 7 Albert J. Nock Quotes about Know in picture


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.
Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.
As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.
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.
Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too.
The university
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.

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