Top 10 Quotes by Moses Mendelssohn

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
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

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
The state has physical power and uses it when necessary; the power of religion is love and beneficence
Moses Mendelssohn

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

Moses Mendelssohn
Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
Moses Mendelssohn

Socrates' fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.

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

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

Moses Mendelssohn
Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation, another.