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Moses Mendelssohn Quotes

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Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation,
another.
- Moses Mendelssohn

The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing
more than what the magnifying glass is for sight.
- Moses Mendelssohn

I am, therefore there is a God.
- Moses Mendelssohn

You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes
among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes
or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
- Moses Mendelssohn


 

When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead,
he was still pursuing the art of sculpture,
but from necessity, and without much inclination.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Socrates' fame spread all over Greece,
and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him,
in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
- Moses Mendelssohn

The state has physical power and uses it when necessary;
the power of religion is love and beneficence.
- Moses Mendelssohn


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Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal
truths that are indispensable to salvation,
of no revealed religion in the sense in which that
term is usually understood.
- Moses Mendelssohn

A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Socrates didn't care to visit the theater,
as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think,
he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty
that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction;
that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we
are still far removed from demanding to possess it.
- Moses Mendelssohn

I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists,
idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal
dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than
for the speculative philosopher.
- Moses Mendelssohn

The principal axiom in their theory was:
Everything can be proved,
and everything can be disproved; and in the process,
one must profit as much from the folly of others,
and from his own superiority, as he can.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions,
the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature,
the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance
of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking,
is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God,
of my original existence.
- Moses Mendelssohn

We would be able neither to remember nor to reflect
nor to compare nor to think,
indeed, we would not even be the person who we were a moment ago,
if our concepts were divided among many and were not
to be encountered somewhere together in their most exact combination.
- Moses Mendelssohn

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

For psychological purposes the most important differences
in conation are those in virtue of which the object
is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
- Samuel Alexander

All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ,
revealed to me in His divine Book.
- David Livingstone

'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot.
He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
- Johann Most

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
- Steve Lacy

From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed
to artists in their sleep and in dreams,
so that at all times they ardently desired them.
- Paracelsus

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

Finally, when the money was high enough,
the script suddenly revealed itself as being very clear to me.
- Robert Vaughn

The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the
I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.
- Jacques Lacan

The independent role of morphology in mate choice is
revealed by the rare instances where the usual association
between song and morphology is disrupted.
- Peter R. Grant

Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free
of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty.
It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those
errors and pointed them out.
- Trofim Lysenko

For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions
which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the
stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.
- Georg Simmel

The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where
the feet of the Holiest trod,
This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
- Phillips Brooks

I have been blessed to see visions of eternity;
and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee,
have been revealed to me.
- Clayton Christensen

If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

We are called to show utter commitment to the God who
is revealed in Jesus and to all those to whom His invitation is addressed.
- Rowan Williams

The Ten Commandments are the divinely revealed law.
- Roy Moore

The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special
and express communications,
and that Christianity constitutes that revelation,
is no part of these inquiries.
- Simon Greenleaf

The greatest concubines in history knew that everything
revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
- Geoffrey Beene

Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want
to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often,
but by striking true.
- Honore de Balzac

Recent studies have revealed that children 8-10 years
old are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes,
high cholesterol, and high blood pressure at an alarming rate.
- Lee Haney

I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes,
where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed.
I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
- Vera Wang

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason,
will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
- David Hume

Hard times don't create heroes.
It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
- Bob Riley

Communism, like any other revealed religion,
is largely made up of prophecies.
- H. L. Mencken

At least half the mystery novels published violate
the law that the solution,
once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
- Raymond Chandler

Listen closely as those around you speak;
great truths are revealed in jest.
- Javan

Those things that nature denied to human sight,
she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
- Ovid

For me, it was a revelation.
There, was revealed a completely different Anne to
the child that I had lost.
I had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings.
- Otto Frank

The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity
appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world,
and revealed to us by the cinematograph.
- James Larkin

Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty
that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed.
They are entirely different things.
- Denis Diderot

Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion,
when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
- Thomas Paine

I believe certain members of the U.S.
Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion
of critical information that could have revealed a
fullness of truth long ago.
- Bo Gritz

The Bible is God's Word expressed and revealed to his creature,
man.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled.
Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value.
Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
- Boris Pasternak

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked,
and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses
are revealed and diagnosed,
"then" what do we do?
- David Foster Wallace

The first light of day today revealed what we had feared.
The devastation is greater than our worst fears.
It's just totally overwhelming.
- Kathleen Blanco

For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that
God has fully revealed himself.
For a Jew this cannot be.
- Lionel Blue

Some of those drawn into the holy war had been secular
nationalists only a few years before.
If one looks at the biographies of these people,
remarkable continuities are revealed.
- Jurgen Habermas

I stared at the television in shock,
watching as my private life was revealed to the world.
- Donna Rice

Crime is terribly revealing.
Try and vary your methods as you will,
your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind,
and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie

Governments are moved by numbers, and the greater the
number of people who admit that they believe,
the greater the likelihood that the secret -
if there is one being kept -
will be revealed.
- Dwight Schultz

When has there ever been a government in German history
that came to the people and revealed its detailed plans
for the coming years? That could not happen before,
since German governments planned war and conquest.
- Walter Ulbricht

I never want to sort of put all the cards on the table all at once,
because that's somehow there's always a journey to go on.
There's always something to be revealed,
in my mind, about characters.
- Jeremy Northam


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