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"Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic." John Ray
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Robert Pirsig

"Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food." Robert Pirsig
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William James

"A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians." William James
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 Voltaire

"Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is" Voltaire
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Swami Sivananda

"Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly." Swami Sivananda
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Immanuel Kant

"Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck." Immanuel Kant
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"These questions used to be just the subjects of philosophy or metaphysics. Now that we can try with scientific methods, we hope to continue the tradition." Hitoshi Murayama
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"Metaphysics is almost always an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible" H.L. Mencken
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Lord Byron

"Explaining metaphysics to the nation - / I wish he would explain his explanation." Lord Byron
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Woody Allen

"I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me." Woody Allen
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William James

"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly." William James
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Samuel Johnson

"The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together; nature and art are ransacked for illustrations, comparisons, and allusions; their learning instructs, and their subtlety surprises; but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought and, though he sometimes admires, is seldom pleased." Samuel Johnson
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"A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men." H.L. Mencken
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 Voltaire

"Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is." Voltaire
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"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." Giambattista Vico
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