Josiah Royce Famous Quotes & Sayings

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36 Josiah Royce Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Josiah Royce Sayings: The other aspect of idealism is the one which gives us our notion of the The other aspect of idealism is the one which gives us our notion of the absolute Self. To it the first is only preparatory. This second aspect is the one which from Kant, until the present time, has formed the deeper problem of thought.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: Unless you can find some sort of LOYALTY, you cannot find unity and peace in Unless you can find some sort of LOYALTY, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: Philosophers have actually devoted themselves, in the main, neither to perceiving the world, nor to Philosophers have actually devoted themselves, in the main, neither to perceiving the world, nor to spinning webs of conceptual theory, but to interpreting the meaning of the civilization which they have represented.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: A crowd, whether it be a dangerous mob, or an amiably joyous gathering at a A crowd, whether it be a dangerous mob, or an amiably joyous gathering at a picnic is not a community. It has a mind, but no institutions, no organizations, no coherent unity, no history, no traditions.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: The world is a progressively realized community of interpretation. The world is a
progressively realized community of interpretation.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: Men accept without questioning that this world is real and important and worthwhile. This is Men accept without questioning that this world is real and important and worthwhile. This is faith. Philosophy is the ongoing questioning of this faith.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal expression to the life that now we experience, follows from the very fact that here nothing final or individual is found expressed.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: Ideas any one can mould as he wishes. Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.
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Josiah Royce Sayings: Life involves passions, faiths, doubts, and courage. Life involves passions, faiths, doubts, and courage.
Josiah Royce Sayings: We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, - they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Loyalty is a good for the loyal man; but it may be mischievous for those Loyalty is a good for the loyal man; but it may be mischievous for those whom his cause assails.
Josiah Royce Sayings: But you are alone. Yet I never tell what you are. And if your face But you are alone. Yet I never tell what you are. And if your face lights up my world as no other can - well, this feeling too, when viewed as the mere psychologist has to view it, appears to be simply what all the other friends report about their friends.
Josiah Royce Sayings: God too longs; and because the Absolute Life itself, which dwells in our life, and God too longs; and because the Absolute Life itself, which dwells in our life, and inspires these very longings, possesses the true world, and is that world.
Josiah Royce Sayings: God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of the divine life.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself. Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.
Josiah Royce Sayings: This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Interfere with the reality of my world, and you therefore take the very life and Interfere with the reality of my world, and you therefore take the very life and heart out of my will.
Josiah Royce Sayings: I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to be unlike the I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to be unlike the feelings of other people. I never consciously thought, except after patterns that the world or my fellows set for me.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm, and grasp it as a whole, and you Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm, and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image, so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning.
Josiah Royce Sayings: The world, as transformed by this creative deed, is better than it would have been The world, as transformed by this creative deed, is better than it would have been had all else remained the same, but had that deed of treason not been done at all.
Josiah Royce Sayings: By an individual being, whatever one's metaphysical doctrine, one means an unique being, that is, By an individual being, whatever one's metaphysical doctrine, one means an unique being, that is, a being which is alone of its own type, or is such that no other of its class exists.
Josiah Royce Sayings: The unique eludes us; yet we remain faithful to the ideal of it; and in The unique eludes us; yet we remain faithful to the ideal of it; and in spite of sense and of our merely abstract thinking, it becomes for us the most real thing in the actual world, although for us it is the elusive goal of an infinite quest.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Memory and hope constantly incite us to the extensions of the self which play so Memory and hope constantly incite us to the extensions of the self which play so large a part in our daily life.
Josiah Royce Sayings: For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality consists. In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.
Josiah Royce Sayings: If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, some other man might not have done, I am utterly unable to discover the certainly unique deed.
Josiah Royce Sayings: As for you, my beloved friend, I loyally believe in your uniqueness; but whenever I As for you, my beloved friend, I loyally believe in your uniqueness; but whenever I try to tell to you wherein it consists, I helplessly describe only a type.
Josiah Royce Sayings: No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement.
Josiah Royce Sayings: No consensus of men can make an error erroneous. We can only find or commit No consensus of men can make an error erroneous. We can only find or commit an error, not create it. When we commit an error, we say what was an error already.
Josiah Royce Sayings: The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
Josiah Royce Sayings: So far as we live and strive at all, our lives are various, are needed So far as we live and strive at all, our lives are various, are needed for the whole, and are unique.
Josiah Royce Sayings: For the Absolute, as we now know, all life is individual, but is individual as For the Absolute, as we now know, all life is individual, but is individual as expressing a meaning.
Josiah Royce Sayings: Our will makes constantly a sort of agreement with the world, whereby, if the world Our will makes constantly a sort of agreement with the world, whereby, if the world will continually show some respect to the will, the will shall consent to be strenuous in its industry.
Josiah Royce Sayings: And just because God attains and wins and finds this uniqueness, all our lives win And just because God attains and wins and finds this uniqueness, all our lives win in our union with him the individuality which is essential to their true meaning.