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Quote of the Day: “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportional to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better.”

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Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportional to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better.

This quote is attributed to Mark Van Doren, which I found when I was reading an article on Forbes’ website. I could not verify the authenticity of the quote, although it was referenced by Forbes in 1979, but it only has been cited in a handful of books.

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Written by Jacob Walker

October 26th, 2013 at 7:26 am

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