Enlightenment

On this page you find a collection of proverbs and quotes that relate to enlightenment. The Enlightenment is an intellectual movement that started in the 18th century. Enlightenment is the “full comprehension of a situation” and includes a range of ideas centered on reason, science, humanism and progress.

The term Enlightenment is also used in Buddhism where it relates to awakening, understanding and gaining insight into the workings of the mind.

Enlightenment – Light as a symbol of knowledge and progress


 

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By exposing the absence of purpose in the laws governing the universe, science forces us to take responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our species, and our planet.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

Europe and the world are waiting for us to defend the spirit of the enlightenment everywhere.

Emmanuel Macron

In fact, war may be just another obstacle an enlightened species learns to overcome, like pestilence, hunger, and poverty.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Lao Tzu

Light is so empowering that it serves as the metaphor of choice for a superior intellectual and spiritual state: enlightenment.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

Opposing reason is, by definition, unreasonable.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.

Elon Musk

Sapere aude.

Horace
Latin: Dare to know; Dare to be wise; Dare to think for yourself

The beauty of reason is that it can always be applied to understand failures of reason.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

The thinkers of the Enlightenment sought a new understanding of the human condition. The era was a cornucopia of ideas, some of them contradictory, but four themes tie them together: reason, science, humanism, and progress.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.

Stephen Hawking

Those who are governed by reason desire nothing for themselves which they do not also desire for the rest of humankind.

Baruch Spinoza

We are always at the beginning of infinity.

David Deutsch


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