George Berkeley - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself. ---->>>

He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave. ---->>>

So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals. ---->>>

Many things, for aught I know, may exist, whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have any idea or notion whatsoever. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: March 12, 1685
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland
Die: January 14, 1753
Occupation: Philosopher
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George Berkeley (; 12 March 1685 – 14 January 1753) — known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne) — was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism" (later referred to as "subjective idealism" by others). This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers and, as a result, cannot exist without being perceived (wikipedia)