Nicholas of Cusa, also Nicholas of Kues and Nicolaus Cusanus

Nicholas of Cusa, also Nicholas of Kues and Nicolaus Cusanus
1401
1464

German Cardinal of the Catholic Church, Philosopher, Theologian, Jurist, Mathematician and Astronomer

Author Quotes

In humility lies true greatness, and that knowledge and wisdom are profitable only in so far as our lives are governed by them.

Humanity will one day find that it is not a diversity of creeds but the very same creed which is everywhere proposed. There can not be but one wisdom. Humans must therefore all agree that there is but one most imple wisdom whose power is infinite. And everyone in explaining the intensity of this beauty must discover that it is a supreme and terrible beauty.

We have to find ways to unlearn those things that screen us from the perception of profound truth. We have to achieve the child's unknowing because we have been made so smart.

Even though you are designated in terms of different religions, yet you presuppose in all of this diversity one religion which you call wisdom.

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First Name
Nicholas of Cusa, also Nicholas of Kues and Nicolaus Cusanus
Birth Date
1401
Death Date
1464
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German Cardinal of the Catholic Church, Philosopher, Theologian, Jurist, Mathematician and Astronomer