115 Metaphysic Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Metaphysic Quotes (BEST)

  1. Love is metaphysical gravity. — R. Buckminster Fuller
  2. Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. — Auguste Comte
  3. Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of my metaphysical inclinations, I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is. — Martha Beck
  4. In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be. — Steven Holl
  6. It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics. — Gabriel Marcel
  7. Evolution is not a fact. Evolution doesn't even qualify as a theory or as a hypothesis. It is a metaphysical research program, and it is not really testable science. — Karl Popper
  8. You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself. — Alan Watts
  9. Newspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics. — Karl Kraus
  10. Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time. — Arnold J. Mandell

The Most Famous Metaphysic Quotes

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Metaphysics involves intuitive knowledge of unprovable starting-points concepts and truth and demonstrative knowledge of what follows from them. — Aristotle

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck. — Immanuel Kant

Ethical metaphysics is fundamentally an attempt, however disguised, to give legislative force to our own wishes. — Bertrand Russell

Metaphysics is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. ... And here we will have the science to study that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which it has. — Aristotle

Time, space, and causality are only metaphors of knowledge, with which we explain things to ourselves. — Friedrich Nietzsche

To create a healthy philosophy you should renounce metaphysics but be a good mathematician. — Bertrand Russell

Aristotle's metaphysics, roughly speaking, may be described as Plato diluted by common sense. He is difficult because Plato and common sense do not mix easily. — Bertrand Russell

The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought , for one would thereby dispense with man himself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances. — Aristotle

What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Short Metaphysic Quotes

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  • Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. — Orson Scott Card
  • The human brain is the highest bloom of the whole organic metamorphosis of the earth. — Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
  • Metaphor is halfway between the unintelligible and the commonplace. — Aristotle
  • The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. — Aristotle
  • To begin with, we put the proposition: pure phenomenology is the science of pure consciousness. — Edmund Husserl
  • Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. — Plato
  • Therefore, even the lover of myth is a philosopher; for myth is composed of wonder. — Aristotle
  • Geometry will draw the soul toward truth and create the spirit of philosophy. — Plato
  • Geometry is knowledge of the eternally existent. — Pythagoras
  • This sense of wonder is the mark of the philosopher. Philosophy indeed has no other origin. — Socrates

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Metaphysic quote by Gabriel Marcel

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics. — Gabriel Marcel

Some Metaphysical Quotes

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If an opinion can eventually go to the determination of a practical belief, it, in so far, becomes itself a practical belief; and every proposition that is not pure metaphysical jargon and chatter must have some possible bearing upon practice. — Charles Sanders Peirce

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. — John Fowles

[On the metaphysical:] ... I knew in some marvelous way I had touched the hem of the unknown. And being me, I wanted to lift that hemline a little bit more. — Mae West

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose - for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the science of metaphysics. — H. L. Mencken

I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life. I don't want to sound like some metaphysical queen,but there have been no failures. There have been some tremendous lessons. — Oprah Winfrey

The seed of a metaphysical or religious defeat is in us all. For the honest questioner, however, who doesn't seek refuge in some faith or fantasy, there will never be an answer. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

I suppose what makes me most glad is that we all recognize each other in this metaphysical space of silence and happening, and get some sense, for a moment, that we are full of paradise without knowing it. — Thomas Merton

The idea of universal human rights may not seem as weird to some people as the idea of a personal God, but it is still a metaphysical idea that liberalism, at least as we know it, couldn't really survive without. — Ross Douthat

Those who think that metaphysics is just misunderstood grammar will react to my giving metaphysics some place or another in the system of knowledge. — Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

Hinduism is wholly free from the strange obsession of some faiths that the acceptance of a particular religious metaphysics is necessary for salvation, and non-acceptance thereof is a heinous sin meriting eternal punishment in hell. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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Art alone makes life possible - this is how radically I should like to formulate it. I would say that without art man is inconceivable in physiological terms... Even the act of peeling a potato can be an artistic act if it is consciously done. — Joseph Beuys

THE ULTIMATE METAPHYSICAL SECRET, if we dare state it so simply, is that there are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two. — Ken Wilber

The business and design of the Royal Society is: To improve the knowledge of naturall things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanic practices, Engines and Inventions by Experiments-(not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetoric or Logick). — Robert Hooke

Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred; when I see a lustful man I say to myself, so was I once; and in this way I feel kinship with everyone in the world and feel that I cannot be happy without the humblest of us being happy. — Mahatma Gandhi

To achieve contact with reality is not to transport oneself elsewhere, it is not transcendence but thorough immersion in one's surroundings. A reality which is neither purely physical nor metaphysical, but both at once. — Antoni Tapies

Unfortunately, half the boats were lost in a great storm at sea, and many members of the six boats that did make it to their destinations safely, were later killed by the very native people to whom they sought to transmit their knowledge of the Atlantean sciences, arts and metaphysics. — Frederick Lenz

From the perspective of the one committing suicide, his or her act can be one of the most perverse forms of moral manipulation, as it abandons those left behind to their shame, guilt, and grief. Suicide is something like a metaphysical "I gotcha!" It is often an attempt to kill or wound others. — Stanley Hauerwas

The moral truth here is obvious: anyone who feels that the interests of a blastocyst just might supersede the interests of a child with a spinal cord injury has had his moral sense blinded by religious metaphysics. — Sam Harris

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. — Karl Marx

Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears, before we should wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all, is the only way to find oneself. — Mahatma Gandhi

Metaphysicians Quotes

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When we begin to see each other through what the metaphysician calls, the third eye, we begin to know each other on a level that is beyond what our physical eyes can see. — Marianne Williamson

Metaphysicians are musicians without musical ability. — Rudolf Carnap

Agnostics are people who, like myself, confess themselves to be hopelessly ignorant concerning a variety of matters, about which metaphysicians and theologians, both orthodox and heterodox, dogmatize with the utmost confidence. — Herbert Spencer

There is no water in oxygen, no water in hydrogen: it comes bubbling fresh from the imagination of the living God, rushing from under the great white throne of the glacier. The very thought of it makes one gasp with an elemental joy no metaphysician can analyse. — George Macdonald

A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians. — William James

A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men. — H. L. Mencken

The earnings of a poet could be reckoned by a metaphysician rather than a bookkeeper. — Edward Dahlberg

Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make. — Gaston Bachelard

The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts. — H. L. Mencken

The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers - just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians - by right of birth. Nothing is more natural, therefore, than to perceive them applying their audacious ingenuity to the science of gunnery. — Jules Verne

Metaphor Quotes

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No matter what you do, you'll never run away from you. — Barry Mann

Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay. — Adrian Frutiger

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Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils. — Michaela DePrince

Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something's time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings. — Henry Cloud

Life is like an elevator. On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off. — Ziad K. Abdelnour

When we become hollow bones there is no limit to what the Higher Powers can do in and through us in spiritual things. — Frank Fools Crow

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Hope is a song in a weary throat. — Pauli Murray

Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible. — Gabrielle Roth

Tell the image makers and magazine sellers and the plastic surgeons that you are not afraid. That what you fear the most is the death of imagination and originality and metaphor and passion. Then be bold and LOVE YOUR BODY. STOP FIXING IT. It was never broken. — Marion Woodman

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. — Oprah Winfrey

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If 'god' is a metaphysical term, then it cannot be even probable that a god exists. For to say that 'God exists' is to make a metaphysical utterance which cannot be either true or false. And by the same criterion, no sentence which purports to describe the nature of a transcendent god can possess any literal significance. — A.J. Ayer

It is important to realize that whatever we do or design has iconographic references, it comes from somewhere; any form is always metaphorical, never totally metaphysical; it is never a 'destiny' but always a fact with some kind of historical reference. To put an object on a base means to monumentalize it, to make everyone aware it exists. — Ettore Sottsass

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day. — Wilhelm Dilthey

Metaphysical rebellion is a claim, motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death and a protest against the human condition both for its incompleteness, thanks to death, and its wastefulness, thanks to evil. — Albert Camus

When a historian enters into metaphysics he has gone to a far country from whose bourne he will never return a historian. — Shailer Mathews

Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery -- the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets -- is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together. — Alan Watts

Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet. — Ntozake Shange

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. — Woody Allen

Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. — Giorgio de Chirico

If one regards life and death as natural processes, the metaphysical dread vanishes, and one obtains peace of mind. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

What happens with DMT is you leap over all the barriers in the first few seconds. Unlike mushrooms where over hours and hours on a high dose you might navigate yourself to the center of the mandala, DMT is like being struck by metaphysical lightening. — Terence McKenna

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. — Alan Watts

Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and every where, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being, necessarily existing. — Isaac Newton

Humanists hold that ethical values are relative to human experience and need not be derived from theological or metaphysical foundations. — Paul Kurtz

The difference between physics and metaphysics is not that the practitioners of one are smarter than the practitioners of the other. The difference is that the metaphysicist has no laboratory. — Carl Sagan

The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it. — Anton Chekhov

Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue. — Mahatma Gandhi

Home is essentially a set of values you carry around with you and, like a turtle or a snail or whatever, home has to be something that is part of you and can be equally a part of you wherever you are. I think that not having a home is a good inducement to creating a metaphysical home and to being able to see it in more invisible ways. — Pico Iyer

What are we here for? Does the great metaphysical nut revolve around that? Well, I'll crack it for you, right now. What are we here for? We are here to go! — Brion Gysin

The great mystery of our metaphysical situation, that God is nearer to us than we are ourselves, is manifest in the fact that we cannot even be wholly ourselves—in the sense of individuality as a unique divine thought—until we are reborn in Christ. — Dietrich von Hildebrand

If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion. — David Hume

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. — Walt Whitman

Belief must be something different from a mixture of opinions about God and the world, and of precepts for one life or for two. Piety cannot be an instinct craving for a mess of metaphysical and ethical crumbs. — Friedrich Schleiermacher

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