37 Quotes About Positivism


Positivity is a choice. Not everyone has the capability to be optimistic. However, embracing a positive influence in your life is a great way to bring light into your life. Here are some quotes about positivism that scientifically verify the ideal of people having moral considerations and ideals.

“A man who is swayed by negative emotions may have good enough intentions, may be truthful in word, but he will never find the Truth.”

“All that we call spirit and art and ecstacy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forgot.”

“Any positive thinker is compelled to see everything in the light of his one conviction.”

“But what use is the unicorn to you if your intellect doesn’t believe in it?”

“Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretical stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.”

“Gaston Milhaud, like many of his contemporaries, sought to overthrow empirical positivism by insisting on the fundamental reality of the mind, but mind conceived in the Kantian sense. The knowledge of nature is symbolic, and there is no necessary connection between the phenomena and our fictions.”

“I am not a positivist. Positivism states that what cannot be observed does not exist. This conception is scientifically indefensible, for it is impossible to make valid affirmations of what people ‘can’ or ‘cannot’ observe.”

“I could doubt the value of my books as much as many do, except that, as a researcher and very curious person, I do read a lot too, and can clearly see the difference in value between what I do and what others do.”

“If you are searching for sacred knowledge and not just a palliative for your fears, then you will train yourself to be a good skeptic.”

“It is for Muslim scholars to study the whole history of Islamic science completely and not only the chapters and periods which influenced Western science.”

“It is man’s unique privilege, among all other organisms. By pursuing falsehood you will arrive at the truth!”

“Leaders don’t fall in gutters of fear; only negative ideas flow in that canal. There, you will see filthy things like doubts and disbelief.”

“Leaders gather scattered people with the positive influence of intimacy while misleaders scatter gathered people with the negative influence of intimidation.”

“Legality has become a poisonous dagger, with which one party stabs the other in the back.”

“Never indulge in people who follow a negative path because they will take you with them on the road of ruin. Show them the way to positivism even if there’s a risk of losing their friendship.”

“Optimism: things will go my way. Positivism: everything is perfect right here and now, whether I like it or not.”

“Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.”

“POSITIVISM- A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent. Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.”

“Positivism eliminates any kind of natural law principle – for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory.”

“Positivism is a theory of knowledge according to which the only kind of sound knowledge available to human kind is that if science grounded in observation.”

“Positivism stands or falls with the principle of scientism, that is that the meaning of knowledge is defined by what the sciences do and can thus be adequately explicated through the methodological analysis of scientific procedures.”

“Such evidence is not the only kind which produces belief; though positivism maintains that it is the only kind which ought to produce so high a degree of confidence as all minds have or can be made to have through their agreements.”

“The crisis of European jurisprudence began a century ago with the victory of legal positivism.”

“The error in positivism is that it takes as its standard of truth the contingently given division of labor, that between the science and social praxis as well as that within science itself, and allows no theory that could reveal the division of labor to be itself derivative and mediated and thus strip it of its false authority.”

“The most positive men are the most credulous.”

“The motorization of law into mere decree was not yet the culmination of simplifications and accelerations.”

“The priest invents and encourages every kind of suffering and distress so that man may not have the opportunity to become scientific, which requires a considerable degree of free time, health, and an outlook of confident positivism. Thus, the religious authorities work hard to make and keep people feeling sinful, unworthy, and unhappy.”

“The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.”

“The Spirit of Cities presents a new approach to the study of cities in which the focus is placed on a city’s defining ethos or values.”

“The style of the book is attractively conversational and even autobiographical, and far from current social science positivism.”

“There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.”

“There is only one way to live – the positive way. There is only one way to die – the negative way.”

“Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life become more secure, more fraught with action richer in experience and achievement.”

“We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget.”

“What we really need to avoid is this epidemic of false positivism and false happiness, which says if it hurts, it must be bad. Sometimes it hurts because you have a conscience.”

“Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God…It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.”

“You cannot live a positive life with a negative mind. And many times the problems that we face are created from wrong thinking patterns that actually produce the problems.”