Facts about George Berkeley

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George Berkeley was a famous Philosopher from Ireland, who lived between March 12, 1685 and January 14, 1753.

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He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by George.

Related authors: David Hume

Famous quotes by George Berkeley (15)


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"We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see"
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"That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow"
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"I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals"
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"That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man"
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"He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave"
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"The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense"
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"From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God"
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"The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it"
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"Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free"
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"Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few"
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"Many things, for aught I know, may exist, whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have any idea or notion whatsoever"
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"So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken"
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"If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever"
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"All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind"
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"A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself"


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