The Holy Spirit is no skeptic. He has written neither doubt nor mere opinion into our hearts, but rather solid assurances, which are more sure and solid than all experience and even life itself.
The Holy Spirit is no Skeptic, & the things He has written in our hearts are not doubts or opinions, but assertions - surer & more certain than sense & life itself.
A society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody elseâ€™s life is simply immoral.
Through laziness and cowardice a large part of mankind, even after nature has freed them from alien guidance, gladly remain immature. It is because of laziness and cowardice that it is so easy for others to usurp the role of guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor!
This spirit of freedom is expanding even where it must struggle against the external obstacles of governments that misunderstand their own function. Such governments are illuminated by the example that the existence of freedom need not give cause for the least concern regarding public order and harm
For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.
Notion without intuition is empty, intuition without notion is blind.
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures whic
I assert that, in any particular natural science, one encounters genuine scientific substance only to the extent that mathematics is present.
The only thing that is good without qualification is a good will.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. Immanuel Kan
The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.
There is no virtue in penance and fasting which waste the body; they are only fanatical and monkish.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Democracy is necessarily despotism, as it establishes an executive power contrary to the general will; all being able to decide against one whose opinion may differ, the will of all is therefore not that of all: which is contradictory and opposite to liberty.
If we could see ourselves... as we really are, we should see ourselves in a world of spiritual natures, our community which neither began at birth nor will end with the death of the body.
All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.
The human heart refuses To believe in a universe Without a purpose.
Reason must approach nature with the view, indeed, of receiving information from it, not, however, in the character of a pupil, who listens to all that his master chooses to tell him, but in that of a judge, who compels the witnesses to reply to those questions which he himself thinks fit to propose
Fallacious and misleading arguments are most easily detected if set out in correct syllogistic form.