Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach

I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i.e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one.

I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching


In this quote, the author emphasizes the importance of approaching teaching and writing from a perspective of "universal man" rather than adhering strictly to the ideas put forth by specific philosophers or systems. The author values the ability to embody philosophy quietly and authentically, rather than engaging in ostentatious displays or arguments. The true excellence of a philosopher lies in their genuine understanding and application of philosophy, rather than in superficial demonstrations or loud debates.

By Ludwig Feuerbach
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