„Argument is conclusive… but… it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may never rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment. For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns, his hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.“

Cited in: Carol A. Dingle (2000) Memorable Quotations: Philosophers of Western Civilization. p. 21

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englischer Philosoph 1220 - 1292

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„The strongest argument proves nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience.“

—  Roger Bacon, buch Opus Tertium

OQHI, 43 http://www.mlat.uzh.ch/MLS/text.php?tabelle=Rogerus_Baco_cps4&rumpfid=Rogerus_Baco_cps4,%20Opus%20tertium,%20%2013&level=3&corpus=4&lang=0&current_title=Opus%20tertium&links=&inframe=1&hide_apparatus= as cited in: James J. Walsch (1911) """"Science at the Medieval Universities"""" in: Popular Science, May 1911, p. 449 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Popular_Science_Monthly_Volume_78.djvu/459
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Original: (la) [H]aec vocatur scientia experimentalis, quae negligit argumenta, quoniam non certificant, quantumcunque sint fortia, nisi simul adsit experientia conclusionis. Et ideo haec docet experiri conclusiones nobiles omnium scientiarum, quae in aliis scientiis aut probantur per argumenta, aut investigantur per experientias naturales et imperfectas...
Kontext: The strongest argument proves nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences, and the goal of all speculation.

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„A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.“

—  Albert Pike Confederate States Army general and Freemason 1809 - 1891

Diogenes of Sinope, as quoted in Pearls of Thought (1882), edited by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 22
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„Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.“

—  William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Variante: Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love
Quelle: Hamlet

„His logic may be airtight but his argument, far from revealing the delusions of living experience, only exposes the limitations of logic.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

Quelle: The Journey Home (1977), p. 121
Kontext: As for the "solitary confinement of the mind," my theory is that solipsism, like other absurdities of the professional philosopher, is a product of too much time wasted in library stacks between the covers of a book, in smoke-filled coffeehouses (bad for brains) and conversation-clogged seminars. To refute the solipsist or the metaphysical idealist all that you have to do is take him out and throw a rock at his head: if he ducks he's a liar. His logic may be airtight but his argument, far from revealing the delusions of living experience, only exposes the limitations of logic.

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„A man might write such stuff for ever, if he would abandon his mind to it.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

1783, p. 501
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), Vol IV

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„Such fire was not by water to be drowned,
Nor he his nature changed by changing ground.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Né spegner può, per starne l'acqua, il fuoco,
Né può stato mutar, per mutar loco.
Canto XXVIII, stanza 89 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

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„Nor is he the wisest man who never proved himself a fool.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

Stanza 124
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