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Quotations: Negation

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Negation or Invalidation

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“Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.” —Alfred North Whitehead


Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“Appearances are deceptive.” —Aphorism

“Belief creates its own experience; therefore, such an experience is not true.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume V, p. 334

“Doubt doubt.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it.” —Karl Popper

“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 10:39

“In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.” —Lao Tzu

“Man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.” —Euripides

“Negative thinking is the highest form of intelligence.” —Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986: Indian philosopher, Commentaries on Living, Second Series, p. 71

“One can sum up all this by saying that the criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability.” —Karl Popper

“Stay skeptical of your skepticism. Question questioning. Test testing.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Testability is falsifiability; but there are degrees of testability: some theories are more testable, more exposed to refutation, than others; they take, as it were, greater risks.” —Karl Popper

“The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon.” —Zen saying

“The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of ‘identity.’“ —Alfred Korzybski, 1879-1950: Polish-born American philosopher, Science and Sanity, p. 10 (the italics are Korzybski’s)

“Things are not what they seem.” “Things are never what they look like.” “Things are not as they appear.” “Things are never what they first appear to be.” —Aphorism stated in many forms and styles

“Though tightly the net of words forms, how surely truth slips out.” —Lao Tzu

“Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.” —Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947: British mathematician and philosopher

“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” —Anthony de Mello


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