Maurice Merleau-Ponty Quotes.

1. "The world is... the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

2. "We know not through our intellect but through our experience."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

3. "Visible and mobile, my body is a thing among things; it's caught in the fabric of the world, and its cohesion is that of a thing. But, because it moves itself and sees, it holds things in a circle around itself."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

4. "To ask for an explanation is to explain the obscure by the more obscure."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

5. "The number and richness of man’s signifiers always surpasses the set of defined objects that could be termed signifieds. The symbolic function must always precede its object and does not encounter reality except when it precedes it into the imaginary…"
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

6. "The perceived world is the always-presupposed foundation of all rationality, all value, and all existence."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

7. "If every statement is incomplete and every expression is situated upon a silent tacit comprehension, then it must be that things are said and are thought by a Speech and by a Thought which we do not have but which has us."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

8. "How do we know that it refers to the past? That is the real problem of memory."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

9. "We will arrive at the universal not by abandoning our particularity but by turning it into a way of reaching others, by virtue of that mysterious affinity which makes situations mutually understandable."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

10. "The world and I are within one another."
- Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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