William Barrett Quotes

William Barrett Quotes

There is no truth that does not ultimately rest upon what is evident to us in our own experience.

What you find in the mirror you will find in the reality it mirrors.

In teaching the young you have to satisfy the schoolchild in yourself and enter the region where all meanings start. That is where, in any case, the philosopher has perpetually to start.

The philosopher seeks a generality beyond the boundaries of science; he attempts to frame a comprehensive and coherent framework of ideas within which the partial results of science may become more intelligible.

Even if there were no ear for them but the void, our prayers would still be the only things that sanctify our existence.

The philosopher cannot seriously put to himself questions that his civilization has not lived.

Our freedom is the way in which we are able to let the world open before us, and ourselves stand open within it.

We must be free for the truth; and conversely, to be able to be open toward the truth may be our deepest freedom as human creatures.

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