— Melissa de la Cruz, livre Masquerade
— Melissa de la Cruz, livre Masquerade
— William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919
On the Educational Value of the Medical Society (1903), p. 333
— Zeno of Citium ancient Greek philosopher -334 - -263 avant J.-C.
As quoted in De Natura Deorum by Cicero, ii. 8.; iii. 9.
— Thomas Traherne English poet 1636 - 1674
First Century, sect. 8.
Centuries of Meditations
— Alexis De Tocqueville, livre De la démocratie en Amérique
Source: Democracy in America
— David Hume, livre Traité de la nature humaine
Part 4, Section 7
A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), Book 1: Of the understanding
Contexte: This deficiency in our ideas is not, indeed, perceived in common life, nor are we sensible, that in the most usual conjunctions of cause and effect we are as ignorant of the ultimate principle, which binds them together, as in the most unusual and extraordinary. But this proceeds merely from an illusion of the imagination; and the question is, how far we ought to yield to these illusions. This question is very difficult, and reduces us to a very dangerous dilemma, whichever way we answer it. For if we assent to every trivial suggestion of the fancy; beside that these suggestions are often contrary to each other; they lead us into such errors, absurdities, and obscurities, that we must at last become asham'd of our credulity. Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers. Men of bright fancies may in this respect be compar'd to those angels, whom the scripture represents as covering their eyes with their wings. This has already appear'd in so many instances, that we may spare ourselves the trouble of enlarging upon it any farther.
— Nicholas of Cusa German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer 1401 - 1464
De visione Dei (On The Vision of God) (1453)
— Antoine Lavoisier French chemist 1743 - 1794
Source: Elements of Chemistry (1790), p.xiii
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
Rien n'est plus contraire à la religion et au clergé qu'une tête sensée et raisonnable. — Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, Théologie portative, ou Dictionnaire abrégé de la religion chrétienne (1768): Folie
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 avant J.-C.
Book I, section 42. Translation by Cyrus R. Edmonds (1873), p. 73
De Officiis – On Duties (44 BC)
Original: (la) Omnium autem rerum, ex quibus aliquid adquiritur, nihil est agri cultura melius, nihil uberius, nihil dulcius, nihil homine libero dignius.
— Jean Chrétien 20th Prime Minister of Canada 1934
Source: My Years As Prime Minister (2007), Chapter Thirteen, Friends and Allies, p. 364
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662
The Art of Persuasion
— David Thomas (born 1813) 19th-century Welsh preacher 1813 - 1894
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 63.
— Anatol Rapoport Russian-born American mathematical psychologist 1911 - 2007
Anatol Rapoport (1956) "The Search for Simplicity"
— Giorgio Morandi Italian painter 1890 - 1964
Source: 1945 - 1964, Interview, 1960, p. 107
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 avant J.-C.
— Novalis German poet and writer 1772 - 1801
Contexte: When we speak of the aim and Art observable in Shakespeare's works, we must not forget that Art belongs to Nature; that it is, so to speak, self-viewing, self-imitating, self-fashioning Nature. The Art of a well-developed genius is far different from the Artfulness of the Understanding, of the merely reasoning mind. Shakspeare was no calculator, no learned thinker; he was a mighty, many-gifted soul, whose feelings and works, like products of Nature, bear the stamp of the same spirit; and in which the last and deepest of observers will still find new harmonies with the infinite structure of the Universe; concurrences with later ideas, affinities with the higher powers and senses of man. They are emblematic, have many meanings, are simple and inexhaustible, like products of Nature; and nothing more unsuitable could be said of them than that they are works of Art, in that narrow mechanical acceptation of the word.
— James Patterson American author 1947
Source: The Angel Experiment
— Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967
Source: 2000s, Letter to a Christian Nation (2006), p. 51
Contexte: Atheism is not a philosophy - it is not even a view of the world. It is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, "atheism" is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a "non-astrologer" or a "non-alchemist." We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.
— William Godwin English journalist, political philosopher and novelist 1756 - 1836
Book III, Ch.1
Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793)