Quotation by George Berkeley

If what you mean by the word "matter" be only the unknown support of unknown qualities, it is no matter whether there is such a thing or no, since it no way concerns us; and I do not see the advantage there is in disputing about what we know not what, and we know not why.
George Berkeley (1685–1753), Irish divine, philosopher. The Principles of Human Knowledge, part I, sec. 77, p. 119, Philosophical Works, ed. Michael R. Ayers, Everyman, J.M. Dent, London (1993).

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