Lao-TzuLao-Tzu, [Li Erh] (570-490 BC) 'Old Sage', Father of Taoism

Lao-Tzu Quote

“To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.”

~ Lao-Tzu

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

The good people of N. America suffer greatly from this disease. We remain wilfully ignorant because for some reason we actually believe what the main stream, corporate elite, media tells us to believe. Despite common sense. Everyone wants to believe out of a sense of patriotism. But the truth follows the money. Always follow the money.

Mike, Norwalk

Welcome to a sick world.

Marylou, beirut many people has it.


I would not insult the medical profession in saying that unethical behavior is a disease - if you are pretending then you know what you are doing, unless of course you are a pathological liar. Mind you, we have a number of those suffering from this disease in high places.

Ken, Allyn, WA

One of the best compliments I ever got at work was when someone told me, "You're the only person around here who'll tell me 'I don't know'."

E Archer, NYC

Most do not know that they do not know.

warren, olathe

Its called being very insecure unless it is coming from a con artist.

Bert, Timbuktu

That is why religion is a disease.

Ronw13, OR
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Ronw13, OR Bert, Timbuktu 9/19/18

Bert, Timbuktu, please define "religion" then the disease can be exposed. Threskeia or Threskos ? A collectivist statist theocracy, whether church or state, would fall under the first. 

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Bert, Timbuktu 10/7/21

Bert, knowledge of our Father's spirit is unique to he who has faith  the truth thereof heals. Religion outside truth, love, knowledge, etc., such as a pretend ethical / moral belief in socialism, is in fact, a disease, especially when ignorance of the spirit attempts to set forth pretend knowledge.

Ronw13, OR

Most Do Not "know" the state of "know" they exist in. 
Eido vs Ginosko, knowledge. Great point Ken, Allyn, WA.


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