Faith and understanding go hand in hand:
Understand that you may believe;
believe that you may understand.
True happiness consists in knowledge of
Saint Augustine, North African
All rational creatures in the natural order have
Their is a natural simplicity
in the very substance of the soul; for the soul, it is the same to be as
to live,but it is not the same thing
to be as to live well or
To be in God is
The soul becomes as it desires and its
essential freedom is chained by its
Saint Brenard of Clairvaux, French
Its highest function is to
discern the true and the false.
The highest faculty of the soul is the intellect.
of God is subject to rational demonstration.
The purpose of life is to
convert the potentiality of perfection into the actuality of it.
is impossible for the truths arrived at by
human intellect to
contradict those revealed by
The study of philosophy and traditional
Jewish law can be brought into
Prophecy is a
degree of mental and moral
perfection to which all may aspire.
righteousness, and judgement should
motivate the moral life.
The natural world is a
mirror of God.
looking in this mirror we can
see God, or; more precisely, we can see some of the creative
all of which are in God.
The soul's journey to God
begins by looking in this way into the
mirror of nature, and then
proceeds by turning first inward into our own soul's, and then
upward into God.
prove the existence of God, we do not have to finish the
ascent; a complete proof is
available at every level, even the lowest.
Saint Bonaventure, Italian Christian
The ground of God
the ground of the human
soul are the same.
God can be
known through immediate experience usually
arrived at by ascetic
the motion of the spirit
within the primordial energy of the universe.
The energy of
compassion is manifested in three actions:
In romantic compassion, the psyche moves toward
object of its erotic affections.
philosophical compassion, the psyche
contemplates the reality of nature through the exercise of reason.
mystical compassion, the
union with God, which is
the harmony of the will of the
soul and the Will of God.
Dante Aligheri, Italian
Perfectability is intrinsic in human beings.
Intrinsic perfectability implies the
of self-determination and moral
The exemplar of moral achievement is Jesus,
of humility, patience, and compassion is open for all Christians to
Desiderius Eramus, Dutch
Study of the self is man's
primary duty and
must cautiously suspend judgement to consider the
limits of his knowledge.
A life committed to moderation is superior to one that has allowed
excesses and extremes.
through which man desire the world are imperfect and
limit his ability to claim
Michel De Montaigne, French
Only God as matter
Knowledge is derived from sense experience
and reason; from sense experience we
reason we derive
scientific and philosophical
knowledge, and the combination is wisdom.
Thomas Hobbes, English
All that mankind has done,
thought, gained or been: it is lying in preservation in the pages of
Thomas Carlyle, English
Skepticism allows for the acqusition of
Epicurian atomism is the best theory
for the natural world. Epicurian atomism is compatible
Pierre Gassendi, French
Ralph Cudworth, English
God can be experienced by each and every individual
through the spirit of God that dwells within each soul.
As the spirit
of God dwells within every individual, every individual must be respected as
God is respected.
Every individual can and should know God
Jeremy Bentham, English
Reason leads to
truth; truth leads to justice.
personality and character.
William Goodwin, English
Environment and education
character and morality.
Mary Wollstonecraft, English
Religious ritual when brought into
scientific intellect, is vital
for the cultivation of emotion and as
such nutures a culture resulting in a healthy society.
Herbert Spencer, English
Morality, and the ideal of
freedom which is the political expression of morality, are not the property of
a given party or group, but a value that is
fundamentally and universally human.
No humans will be truly free till all are free.
Benedetto Croce, Italian
skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks he has found.
Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo, Basque
Beliefs are established habits of action.
Charles Sanders Peirce, American
The task of metaphysics
is to make explicit the fundamental
beliefs of civilization, natural science, or history at various times.
To understand the past one must understand the thought process' of the
Robin George Collingwood, English
Being must be understood in
terms of temporality.
Being can be understood only through a
meditative and poetic
form of thought that is not
Martin Heidegger, German
The deterioration of every
government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
There is no crueler tyranny that that which is
perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède
et de Montesquieu, French philosopher
Symbols make the intangible present in the
Symbols participate in what
they symbolize and act as vehicles of self-realization.
The individual is a creation of
natural and social forces and can be 'decreated' by them.
that takes into consideration the opposing forces
of the world grasps the reality of the Earth and exhibits humanity at
Simone Weil, French
philosopher and mystic
By rebelling against the
absurd conditions that waste life -
social, political, cultural and personal - the
rebel shows solidarity with men and
women engaged in the struggle for a better life.
analysis are the two methods of
Life is immensly richer than the intellectual
cognition of life.
meditation, creates an
experience of the
unity of all things,
presence of God and
expresses itself as a call to universal
Henri Bergson, Henri-Louis Bergson, French
God and the evolving universe
are united one with another.
Ultimately all energy is one,
psychic energy, or compassion.
The moral and spiritual responsibility
of human beings is to advance the work of evolution.
Evolution has a within as well as a
without, taking place on both
the physical and psychic
ascends toward a final point,
which exerts an attraction to a
category of cosmic
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist
All forms of tampering with
human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own
pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that
in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.
It is proof of a base and
low mind for one to think with the masses or
majority, merely because the
majority is the
Truth does not change because it is, or is not,
believed by a majority of the
Giordano Bruno, Italian
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann
Wittgenstein, Austrian philosopher
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