Quote by Roger Bacon
The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
This quote emphasizes the importance of empirical evidence in validating arguments and theories. It suggests that strong arguments alone are insufficient if they are not supported by real-world observations and experiences. It elevates experimental science as the ultimate source of knowledge and asserts that its findings should be the ultimate destination of theoretical speculation. In summary, the quote advocates for the supremacy of practical verification in scientific inquiry.
The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.
When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy--that it is builded upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.