Quotation by George Berkeley

Things perceived by the senses are immediately perceived by the senses; and things immediately perceived by the senses are ideas; and ideas cannot exist without the mind, their existence therefore consists in being perceived; when therefore they are actually perceived, there can be no doubt of their existence.
George Berkeley (1685–1753), Irish divine, philosopher. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, "Third Dialogue," p. 220, Philosophical Works, ed. Michael R. Ayers, Everyman, J.M. Dent, London (1993).

Basic statement of Berkeley's immaterialism.
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