man considering himself is the great prodigy of nature. For he cannot conceive
what his body is, even less what his spirit is, and least of all body can
be united with spirit. That is the peak of his difficult and yet it is
his very being.
then arises the doubt: can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe,
been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal,
be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions?
only laws of matter are those which our minds must fabricate, and the only
laws of mind are fabricate for it by matter.
James Clerck Maxwell
What is an idea? It is an image that paints itself in my brain.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of the nature. And it is because in the
last analysis we ourselves are part of the mistery we are trying to solve.
is something in us wiser than our head.
satisfatory general comprehension of neuropsychotic disturbances is impossible
if one cannot make connections to clear assumptions about normal mental
is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since
the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.
Brain is wider than the Sky.
one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.
Center for Biomedical
State University of Campinas, Brazil
Silvia Helena Cardoso, PhD
Copyright 1997 State University of Campinas