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George Berkeley Quotes and Sayings

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

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.
- George Berkeley

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

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.
- George Berkeley

 

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

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

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.
- George Berkeley

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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.
- George Berkeley

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.
- George Berkeley

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.
- George Berkeley

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

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

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

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.
- George Berkeley

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.
- George Berkeley

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung


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