Quotes by George Berkeley

How often must I repeat, that I know or am conscious of my own being; and that I myself am not my ideas, but somewhat else, a thin king, act ...

George Berkeley consciousness existence perception

All those who write either explicitly or by insinuation against the dignity, freedom, and immortality of the human soul, may so fa r forth b ...

George Berkeley immortality soul morality

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

George Berkeley skepticism common sense

That food nourishes, sleep refreshes, and fire warms us; that to sow in the seed-time is the way to reap in the harvest, and, in g eneral, t ...

George Berkeley observation causation experience

To be is to be perceived [Esse est percipi]. ...

George Berkeley existence perception

Nothing can be plainer, than that the motions, changes, decays, and dissolutions, which we hourly see befall natural bodies (and w hich is w ...

George Berkeley soul immortality nature

Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offs ...

George Berkeley learning America Americans colonialism

The real essence, the internal qualities, and constitution of even the meanest object, is hid from our view; something there is in every dro ...

George Berkeley essence skepticism understanding

Casting an eye on the education of children, from whence I can make a judgment of my own, I observe they are instructed in religio us matter ...

George Berkeley prejudice religion education

The most ingenious men are now agreed, that [universities] are only nurseries of prejudice, corruption, barbarism, and pedantry. ...

George Berkeley universities and colleges prejudice corruption

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