Top 10 Quotes by Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn

Time is a part of eternity, and of the same piece with it.

Moses Mendelssohn
Reader! To whatever visible church, synagogue, or mosque you may belong! See if you do not find more true religion among the host of the excommunicated than among the far greater host who excommunicated them.
Moses Mendelssohn

The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight

Moses Mendelssohn
Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it.
Moses Mendelssohn

You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes

Moses Mendelssohn
When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination.
Moses Mendelssohn

Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation, another.

Moses Mendelssohn
We would be able neither to remember nor to reflect nor to compare nor to think, indeed, we would not even be the person who we were a moment ago, if our concepts were divided among many and were not to be encountered somewhere together in their most exact combination.
Moses Mendelssohn

The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.

Moses Mendelssohn
A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present. Moses Mendels