34+ Ludwig Feuerbach Quotes (God, Humanity And Materialism)

Top 10 Ludwig Feuerbach Quotes (BEST)

  1. It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image.
  2. Wherever morality is based on theology, wherever the right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established.
  3. Man created God in his own image.
  4. The power of thought is the light of knowledge, the power of will is the energy of character, the power of heart is love. Reason, love and power of will are perfections of man.
  5. The power of miracle is the power of imagination.
  6. The task of the modern era was the realization and humanization of God – the transformation and dissolution of theology into anthropology.
  7. The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est - this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History.
  8. Theology is Anthropology... [T]he distinction which is made, or rather supposed to be made, between the theological and anthropological predicates resolves itself into an absurdity.
  9. The joys of theory are the sweetest intellectual pleasures of life
  10. He only is a true atheist to whom the predicates of the Divine Being - for example, love, wisdom and justice - are nothing.

Ludwig Feuerbach Short Quotes

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  • [T]ruth is considered profane, and only illusion is sacred
  • I would rather be a devil in alliance with truth, than an angel in alliance with falsehood.
  • Der Mensch ist, was er isst. Man is what he eats.
  • Is it man that possesses love, or is it not much rather love that possesses man?
  • For the religious the holy is truth, for the philosophic the truth is holy.
  • As we expand our knowledge of good books, we shrink the circle of men whose company we appreciate.

Ludwig Feuerbach Famous Quotes And Sayings

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My only wish isto transform friends of God into friends of man, believers into thinkers, devotees of prayer into devotees of work, candidates for the hereafter into students of the world, Christians who, by their own procession and admission, are half animal, half angel into persons, into whole persons. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity. — Ludwig Feuerbach

The doctrine of foods is of great ethical and political significance. Food becomes blood, blood becomes heart and brain, thoughts and mind stuff. Human fare is the foundation of human culture and thought. Would you improve a nation? Give it, instead of declamations against sin, better food. Man is what he eats [Der Mensch ist, was er isst]. — Ludwig Feuerbach

The religion of Big Data sets itself the goal of fulfilling man's unattainable desires, but for that very reason ignores her attainable needs. — Ludwig Feuerbach

What yesterday was still religion is no longer such today; and what today is atheism, tomorrow will be religion. — Ludwig Feuerbach

What else is the power of melody but the power of feeling? Music is the language of feeling; melody is audible feeling - feeling communicating itself. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Christianity has in fact long vanished, not only from the reason but also from the life of mankind, and it is nothing more than a fixed idea. — Ludwig Feuerbach

If therefore my work is negative, irreligious, atheistic, let it be remembered that atheism -- at least in the sense of this work -- is the secret of religion itself; that religion itself, not indeed on the surface, but fundamentally, not in intention or according to its own supposition, but in its heart, in its essence, believes in nothing else than the truth and divinity of human nature. — Ludwig Feuerbach

It is as clear as the sun and as evident as the day that there is no God and that there can be none. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Man first unconsciously and involuntarily creates God in his own image, and after this God consciously and voluntarily creates man in his own image. — Ludwig Feuerbach

"Can any good come out of Nazareth?" This is always the question of the wiseacres and the knowing ones. But the good, the new, comes from exactly that quarter whence it is not looked for, and is always different from what was expected. Everything new is received with contempt-for it begins in obscurity. It becomes a power unobserved. — Ludwig Feuerbach

The present age prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence for in these days illusion only is sacred, truth profane. — Ludwig Feuerbach

In the consciousness of the infinite, the conscious subject has for his object the infinity of his own nature. — Ludwig Feuerbach

To theology, ... only what it holds sacred is true, whereas to philosophy, only what holds true is sacred. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Faith is essentially intolerant ... essentially because necessarily bound up with faith is the illusion that one's cause is also God's cause. — Ludwig Feuerbach

I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i.e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Only he is a truly ethical, a truly human being, who has the courage to see through his own religious feelings and needs. — Ludwig Feuerbach

While Socrates empties the cup of poison with unshaken soul,Christ exclaims,'If it is possible, let this cup pass from me'.Christ in this respect is the self- confession of human sensibility. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Life Lessons by Ludwig Feuerbach

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  1. Ludwig Feuerbach taught that humans should recognize their own potential and strive to be the best version of themselves. He believed that by understanding our own power, we can create a better world for ourselves and others.
  2. Feuerbach also believed that humans should strive to be compassionate and loving towards one another, and that we should recognize our interconnectedness with the world around us.
  3. Finally, Feuerbach emphasized the importance of understanding and appreciating the beauty of nature and its connection to our own lives. He believed that by appreciating the beauty of the world, we can find peace and joy in life.

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