George Berkeley Quotes (30 quotes)
“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.”
The works of George Berkeley ... (1871 edition)
“A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself.”
The Works of George Berkeley: Life and letters (1871 edition)
“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.”
Siris: a chain of philosophical reflexions and inquiries concerning the virtues of tar water,: and divers other subjects connected together and arising one from another (1744 edition)
Siris: a chain of philosophical reflexions and inquiries concerning the virtues of tar water ... (1744 edition)
The works of George Berkeley ... (1901 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Berkeley
Born: March 12, 1685
Died: January 14, 1753 (aged 67)
Bio: George Berkeley, also known as Bishop Berkeley, was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called immaterialism. 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.
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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”