Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it.
More Quotes from Moses Mendelssohn:Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God.
My religion recognizes no obligation to resolve doubt other than through rational means and it commands no mere faith in eternal truths.
The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight.
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.
Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present.
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