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omniscient
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
all-knowing (to know everything)
  • An error of knowledge is not a moral flaw, provided you are willing to correct it; only a mystic would judge human beings by the standard of an impossible, automatic omniscience.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (84% in)
  • When a mystic declares that he feels the existence of a power superior to reason, he feels it all right, but that power is not an omniscient super-spirit of the universe, it is the consciousness of any passer-by to whom he has surrendered his own.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (64% in)
  • Accept the fact that you are not omniscient, but playing a zombie will not give you omniscience-that your mind is fallible, but becoming mindless will not make you infallible-that an error made on your own is safer than ten truths accepted on faith, because the first leaves you the means to correct it, but the second destroys your capacity to distinguish truth from error.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (84% in)
  • Accept the fact that you are not omniscient, but playing a zombie will not give you omniscience-that your mind is fallible, but becoming mindless will not make you infallible-that an error made on your own is safer than ten truths accepted on faith, because the first leaves you the means to correct it, but the second destroys your capacity to distinguish truth from error.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (84% in)
  • In place of your dream of an omniscient automaton, accept the fact that any knowledge man acquires is acquired by his own will and effort, and that that is his distinction in the universe, that is his nature, his morality, his glory.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (84% in)

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