What is branch of knowledge?

Famous quotes containing the words knowledge and/or branch:

    The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has streched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
    —James Branch Cabell (1879–1958)