Ernst Mach

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Ernst Mach

Ernst Mach

If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:06]
Man is pre-eminently endowed with the power of voluntarily and consciously determining his own point of view.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:15]
Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:35]
Physics is experience, arranged in economical order.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:49]
Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:58]
The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:17]
The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:30]
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:36]
The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives, and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:46]
Thing, body, matter, are nothing apart from the combinations of the elements, - the colours, sounds, and so forth - nothing apart from their so-called attributes.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:51]
When I recall today my early youth, I should take the boy that I then was, with the exception of a few individual features, for a different person, were it not for the existence of the chain of memories.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:57]
Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance.More Ernst Mach [07/20/2011 06:07:08]
I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the existence of atoms.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science itself, therefore, may be regarded as a minimal problem, consisting of the completest possible presentment of facts with the least possible expenditure of thought.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Physics is experience, arranged in economical order.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Strange as it may sound, the power of mathematics rests on its evasion of all unnecessary thought and on its wonderful saving of mental operations.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I once knew an otherwise excellent teacher who compelled his students to perform all their demonstrations with incorrect figures, on the theory that it was the logical connection of the concepts, not the figure, that was essential.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the existence of atoms and other such dogmas.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A colour is a physical object as soon as we consider its dependence, for instance, upon its luminous source, upon other colours, upon temperatures, upon spaces, and so forth.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In reality, the law always contains less than the fact itself, because it does not reproduce the fact as a whole but only in that aspect of it which is important for us, the rest being intentionally or from necessity omitted.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mathematics may be defined as the economy of counting. There is no problem in the whole of mathematics which cannot be solved by direct counting.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thought experiment is in any case a necessary precondition for physical experiment. Every experimenter and inventor must have the planned arrangement in his head before translating it into fact.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It would not become physical science to see in its self created, changeable, economical tools, molecules and atoms, realities behind phenomena... The atom must remain a tool for representing phenomena.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mathematician who pursues his studies without clear views of this matter, must often have the uncomfortable feeling that his paper and pencil surpass him in intelligence.More Ernst Mach [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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