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An image of someone in a state of peacefulness because the have come to "know" some thing, therein activating a neurochemical state of calmness in the brain, shown above by white curves, symbolic of new electromagnetic activity in the cerebral cortex.

In term, know (LH:7), from Latin gnoscere; from Greek gnosis (γνῶσις); from Egyptian-Greek “nous” (νόος) (NE:348)[1], meaning “mind”, secret name: eighth or eight (ογδοας) (NE:348), meaning: Ogdoad, i.e. the "source" of every thing or first principle (Thales, 570BC), means to perceive directly, have direct cognition or understanding of; to recognize or discern the nature of; to be aware of the truth or factuality of; to be convinced or certain of; have practical understanding of (e.g. knows how to write); to have knowledge of.[2]


The following are related quotes:

“Dare to know!”
Horace (20BC), First Book of Letters [3]
“Nothing is more beautiful than to know all.”
Athanasius Kircher (1669), The Great Art of Knowledge (frontispiece, pg. #)[4]
“To be master of any branch of knowledge, you must master those which lie next to it; and thus, to know any thing — you must know all.”
— Oliver Holmes (1886), “The Profession of Law”, Lecture to Undergraduates, Harvard University, Feb 17[5]
“It is interesting to note that socio-thermodynamics is only accessible to chemical engineers and metallurgists. These are the only people who know phase diagrams and their usefulness. It cannot be expected, in our society, that sociologists will appreciate the potential of these ideas.”
Ingo Muller (2007), A History of Thermodynamics (pg. 164) [6]

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See also


  1. Barry, Kieren. (1999). The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World (pdf) (§8:Gnostics, pgs. 105-25; nous, pg. 110; §:Dictionary of Isopsephy, pgs. 215-271). Weiser.
  2. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
  3. (a) Blom, Philipp. (2010). A Wicked Company: Holbach’s Salon and the Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment (Amz) (pg. 75). McClelland, 2011.
    (b) Sapere aude – Wikipedia.
  4. Kircher, Athanasius. (1669). The Great Art of Knowledge (Ars Magna Sciendi, Sive Combinatoria) (frontispiece, pg. #). Publisher.
  5. Holmes, Oliver. (1891). Speeches (§: The Profession of Law, pgs. 22-25, pg. 23).
  6. Muller, Ingo. (2007). A History of Thermodynamics (pg. 164). Springer.
  7. Last person to know everything – Hmolpedia 2020.
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