If you're honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you're forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of metaphysical outlaws.
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.
The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
A mass of metaphysical assumptions, wherein science was disowned, where reason was discredited, and where blind, unquestioning faith was regarded as the only passport to true Christian knowledge.
Metaphysics is a science.
Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.
Man acts from adequate motives relative to his interest, and not on metaphysical speculations
When he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics.
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
For some people, racism has faded in the background. But not for him. It's still there even when he doesn't experience it. It's become a metaphysical experience in his life.
Metaphysics abstracts the mind from the senses, and the poetic faculty must submerge the whole mind in the senses. Metaphysics soars up to universals, and the poetic faculty must plunge deep into particulars.
What the Metaphysics of Quality would do is take this separate category, Quality, and show how it contains within itself both subjects and objects. The Metaphysics of Quality would show how things become enormously more coherent fabulously more coherent when you start with an assumption that Quality is the primary empirical reality of the world.... ... but showing that, of course, was a very big job.
One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
Metaphysical speculation is about as pointless as a discussion on the meaning of one's lungs. They're for breathing.
Judaism is everything it's emotional, intellectual, metaphysical. Here I was looking for all these things and it was in my own backyard.
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had. Some people's emanations are very strong, some people create themselves afresh outside of their own body. This is not fancy. If a potter has an idea, she makes it into a pot, and it exists beyond her, in its own separate life. She uses a physical substance to display her thoughts. If I use a metaphysical substance to display my thoughts, I might be anywhere at one time, influencing a number of different things, just as the potter and her pottery can exert influence in different places. There's a chance that I'm not here at all, that all the parts of me, running along all the choices I did and didn't make, for a moment brush agains teach other.
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction.
Love is metaphysical gravity.
Ethical metaphysics is fundamentally an attempt, however disguised, to give legislative force to our own wishes