6. "But there is no such thing as individual knowledge, a particular knowledge belonging to one special person or group. Knowledge is the sea of humanity, the field of humanity, the general condition of human existence."
- Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
8. "...scientific education has run so far ahead of artistic culture and general knowledge that adults with the mentality of children are playing with phenomenally powerful toys..."
- Elliot Paul, The Last Time I Saw Paris
9. "Let us say that, in general, failure (and disconfirmation) are more informative than success and confirmation, which is why I claim that negative knowledge is just more robust."
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder
10. "WHY I should clutter up my mind with general knowledge, for the purpose of being able to answer questions, when I have men around me who can supply any knowledge I require?"
- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition