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Metaphysics Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Metaphysics.

I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year
for cheating on my metaphysics final ...
I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

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A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining
power in an intellectual agent.
It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams

However, the sciences of society and of history retained
their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time -
well into the eighteenth century.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

 

So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on
to physics as we understand the process of the world.
- John Polkinghorne

He, however, who begins with Metaphysics,
will not only become confused in matters of religion,
but will fall into complete infidelity.
- Maimonides

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow.
It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
- Boris Pasternak

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Metaphysics is a science.
- Gabriel Marcel

Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods,
but a new metaphysics can rescue us.
- Huston Smith

When he to whom one speaks does not understand,
and he who speaks himself does not understand,
that is metaphysics.
- Voltaire

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu,
and no food.
- Robert M. Pirsig

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse,
strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
- Immanuel Kant

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands
of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the
dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
- Fernando Pessoa

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,
and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice.
We live in the mind.
- Wallace Stevens

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics.
- Gabriel Marcel

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what
we believe upon instinct;
but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
- F. H. Bradley

I teach metaphysics and pastor a church.
- Della Reese

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
- John Ray

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
- William James

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics.
Real religion is beyond argument.
It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
- Swami Sivananda

The knife of historical relativism...
which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion
must also bring about healing.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
- Joseph Joubert

Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection,
must therefore first study Logic, next the various
branches of Mathematics in their proper order,
then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
- Maimonides

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful,
could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind
if presented only as a system of metaphysics.
Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
- William Winwood Reade

To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding
Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted
in terms of beings and for beings as their ground,
as in all metaphysics.
- Martin Heidegger

The verbal interpretation, on the other hand,
i.e.
the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground.
In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not
been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
- Erwin Schrodinger

I only want to give a metaphysic for my music.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

I study myself more than any other subject;
it is my metaphysic,
and my physic.
- William Drummond

It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there
was a time when sentiments now become habitual,
sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct,
but the original metaphysic of living,
were by no means altogether habitual.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.
- Claes Oldenburg

Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong
element in her mentality,
and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great,
her sovereign powers in that direction.
- Sri Aurobindo

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history),
men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical
prejudices allow them to learn.
- Aldous Huxley

Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of
my metaphysical inclinations,
I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is.
- Martha Beck

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art,
a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system.
Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
- Aldous Huxley

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought
and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The talk about balance, nuclear balance,
seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn't seem to be real at all.
- E. P. Thompson

I think in metaphysical terms, I would call that increasing
the speed of the vibration of life.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical
or it will cease to be culture.
- Johan Huizinga

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,
on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
- Joseph Brodsky

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages.
The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the
metaphysical or abstract stage.
- Auguste Comte

Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs,
not nouns as in European languages.
- Benjamin Whorf

Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.
- Robert Smithson

One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
- Arthur Koestler

I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape
and its metaphysical and mythic content.
- Arthur Boyd

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
- Alan Watts

It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence,
to infer from every species such true and well established
propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.
- Maimonides

Music is amazing.
There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you
to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone...
truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
- Wayne Coyne

Evolution is true, it happens, it is the way the world is,
and we too are one of its products.
This does not mean that evolution does not have metaphysical implications;
I remain convinced that this is the case.
- Simon Conway Morris

Art is magic...
But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development?
Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth,
the latter is impossible without the former.
If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
- Hans Hofmann

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious,
trivial thing.
But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing,
abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
- Karl Marx

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal


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