A Quote by Margaret Fuller on belief, genius, intuition, spirituality, and women

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Woman in the Nineteenth Century

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A Quote by Loren Eiseley on blindness, doubt, intuition, and understanding

Man is dragged hither and thither, at one moment by the blind instincts of the forest, at the next by the strange intuitions of a higher self whose rationale he doubts and does not understand.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: Strangeness in the Proportion

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on aphorisms, clothes, intuition, and words

An aphorism is [that which] drags from obscurity a recognizable intuition by clothing it in words.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: adapted from Logan Pearsall Smith

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on intuition and science

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

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A Quote by Joseph Warren on intuition and time

Mathematicians use intuition, conjecture and guesswork all the time except when they are in the classroom.

Joseph Warren (1741 - 1775)

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A Quote by John Owen on christ, direction, faith, intuition, and kindness

Some relate . . . that the eagle tries the eyes of her young by turning them to the sun; which if they cannot look steadily on, she rejects them as spurious. We may truly try our faith by immediate intuitions of the Sun of Righteousness. Direct faith to act itself, immediately and directly on the incarnation of Christ and His mediation; and if it be not the right kind and race, it will turn its eyes aside to anything else.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Locke on certainty, doubt, existence, experience, intuition, knowledge, needs, pain, perception, pleasure, proof, reason, thinking, and thought

Our knowledge of our own existence is intuitive. As for our own existence, we perceive it so plainly and so certainly, that it neither needs nor is capable of any proof. . . . I think, I reason, I feel pleasure and pain: can any of these be more evident to me than my own existence? . . . For if I know I feel pain, it is evident I have as certain perception of my own existence, as of the existence of the pain I feel: or if I know I doubt, I have as certain perception of the existence of the thing doubting, as of that thought which I call doubt. Experience then convinces us, that we have an intuitive knowledge of our own existence, and an internal infallible perception that we are. In every act of sensation, reasoning, or thinking, we are conscious to ourselves of our own being; and, in this matter, come not short of the highest degree of certainty.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on commitment, economics, exercise, intuition, and questions

There can be no question, however, that prolonged commitment to mathematical exercises in economics can be damaging. It leads to the atrophy of judgement and intuition...

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on beginning, ideas, intuition, and knowledge

All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Quoted in Hilbert's Foundations of Geometry.

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on certainty, intuition, and thought

All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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