humanism

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on instrumentality, technology, science, and humanism

Insofar as he makes use of his healthy senses, man himself is the best and most exact scientific instrument possible.  The greatest misfortune of modern physics is that its experiments have been set apart from man, as it were, physics refuses to recognize nature in anything not shown by artificial instruments, and even uses this as a measure of its accomplishments.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: maxims

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Thomas Merton on enlightenment, compassion, humanism, and love

In Louisville, at the corner of 4th and Walnut,
        in the center of the shopping district,
        I was suddenly overwhelmed by the realization
        that I loved these people,
        that they were mine and I was theirs,
        that we could not be alien to one another . . . .
        It was like waking from a dream of separateness,
        of spurious self-isolation in a special world,
        the world of renunciation and supposed holiness. . . . . .

The sense of liberation from illusory difference
       was such a relief to me that I almost laughed out loud . . . .

       My happiness could have taken the form of the words,

       ‘Thank God I am like other men,
             that I am only a man among other men . . . .’

It is a glorious destiny to be a member of the human race,
       though it is a race dedicated to many absurdities
       and one which makes terrible mistakes;
       yet, with all that,
               God himself gloried in becoming
               a member of the human race.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: The "Louisville Epiphany"

Contributed by: communeist

A Quote by Mr. on humanism

We are not capitalist. We are not communist. We are humanist.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: A New Revolution by Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

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