Auguste Comte Quotes



Best 15 Quotes by Auguste Comte

“All good intellects have repeated, since Bacon’s time, that there can be no real knowledge but that which is based on observed facts.”

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

“Every science consists in the coordination of facts; if the different observations were entirely isolated, there would be no science.”

“Everything is relative; and only that is absolute.”

“Foreknowledge is power.”

“Humanity is always made up of more dead than living.”

“Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos.”

“If we do not allow free thinking in chemistry or biology, why should we allow it in morals or politics?”

“Know yourself to improve yourself.”

“Nothing is destroyed until it is replaced.”

“Religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown under proper education.”

“The dead govern the living.”

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

“To understand a science it is necessary to know its history.”

“Woman is the most moral element in all humanity.”

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