Friday, February 17, 2012

From ‘Out on the Limb’ Shirley MacLaine

“Never utter these words: ‘I do not know this, therefore it is false.’ One must study to know: know to understand: understand to judge.”

- Apothegm of Narada

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

- Hamlet

“Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world, all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it. Propositions arrived at by purely logical means are completely empty of reality”


Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist

“It is very difficult to explain this feeling to anyone who is entirely without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it. The individual feels the nothingness of human desires and aims and the sublimity and marvelous order which reveal themselves both in nature and in the world of thought. He looks upon individual existence as a sort of prison and wants to experience the universe as a single significant whole.”


The World As I See It

“There is a principle which is proof against all information, which is proof against all arguments, which cannot fail to keep a main in everlasting ignorance; that principle is contempt, prior to investigation.”


“I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research.”


The World As I See It

“It is immediately apparent … that this sense-world, this seemingly real external universe, though it may be useful and valid in other respects, cannot be the external world, but only the self’s projected picture of it … The evidence of the senses cannot be accepted as evidence of the nature of ultimate reality.”



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