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Quotes: the key to knowledge

Nick Milton mentioned an old saying from the Middle East, and I had to go find the source.  Turns out it comes from Ibn Shihab, an early Islamic scholar:

"Knowledge is a treasure chest and its keys are questioning." -Ibn Shihab

I like the sentiment here.  You can't just put knowledge somewhere (knowledge repositories anyone?) and expect it to be useful.  People learn through asking questions and a back-and-forth process with others.  

[Thanks to Boris Jaeger (and Twitter) for helping with the sleuthing on the source!]

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