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Metaphysics Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Metaphysics

Please enjoy these Metaphysics Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Metaphysics is a science.
- Gabriel Marcel

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
- Joseph Joubert

I teach metaphysics and pastor a church.
- Della Reese

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

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

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

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

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

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

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
- John Ray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

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

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


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