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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Metaphysics
 
  All parts of knowledge have their origin in metaphysics.
De Quincey.    
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  Metaphysics,—the science which determines what can and what cannot be known of being and the laws of being.
Coleridge.    
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        He knew what’s what, and that’s as high
As metaphysic wit can fly.
Butler.    
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  Metaphysics, in whatever latitude the term be taken, is a science, or complement of sciences, exclusively occupied with mind.
Sir W. Hamilton.    
  4
  The fame of Locke is visibly on the decline; the speculations of Malebranche are scarcely heard of in France; and Kant, the greatest metaphysical name on the Continent, sways a doubtful sceptre amidst a host of opponents.
Robert Hall.    
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