1. Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions. Henry R. Luce
2. "Objectivism has totally falsified our conception of truth, by exalting what we can know and prove, while covering up with ambiguous utterances all that we know and cannot prove, even though the latter knowledge underlies, and must ultimately set its seal to, all that we can prove."
Michael Polanyi (1958) .
3. "The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects, in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusion may remain inviolate." Francis Bacon
4. "Countless minor incidents – the kind you can never really foresee – combine to lower the general level of performance, so that one always falls short of the intended goal.
Tremendous friction … is everywhere in contact with chance, and brings about effects that cannot be measured…" Clausewitz.
5. "Since time and cognitive resources are limited, we cannot analyze the data the environment provides us with optimally. Instead, natural selection has designed minds that implement rules-of-thumb~“algorithms,”“heuristics,”or “mental modules” selectively to a subset of cues. Such heuristics are effective when applied to appropriate problems. But their in-evitable biases can become flagrant when used outside their ideal domain of applicability." DAVID HIRSHLEIFER.
6. "In interactive situations of complication, agents cannot rely upon the other agents they are dealing with to behave under perfect rationality, and so they are forced to guess their behaviour. This lands them in a world of subjective beliefs, and subjective beliefs about subjective beliefs...As a result, deductive rational reasoning can no longer be applied." B.Arthur. 1994. .
7. "Every probability evaluation essentially depends on two components: (1) the objective component, consisting of the evidence of known data and facts; and (2) the subjective component, consisting of the opinion concerning unknown facts based on known evidence” de Finetti
8. "There is only a perspective seeing, only a perspective knowing; and the more affects we allow to speak about one thing, the more eyes, different eyes, we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our ‘concept’ of this thing, our ‘objectivity’ be." Nietzsche
9. "A phenomenon remains unexplainable as long as the range of observation is not wide enough to include the context in which the phenomenon occurs." Paul Watzlawick
10. "If someone really knew, why would he share his knowledge?" Howard Marks.