A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present.
More Quotes from Moses Mendelssohn:You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher.
Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence.
When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination.
My religion recognizes no obligation to resolve doubt other than through rational means and it commands no mere faith in eternal truths.
I am, therefore there is a God.
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The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
W. Somerset Maugham
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.