Michael Polanyi Quotes

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Born: March 11, 1891, Budapest, Hungary
Birth Country: Hungary
Died: Northampton, February 22, 1976
Occupation: Author

1.
Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence.
- Michael Polanyi

2.
I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell.
- Michael Polanyi

3.
The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
- Michael Polanyi

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