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- First, because it is psychological: not the " thought or perception" of a process, but the process itself, must be what concerns us in considering causality. - "Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays", Bertrand Russell.
- From the visible world of light we receive all the data for our understanding, in the forms of time, space, and causality. - "Wagner's Tristan und Isolde", George Ainslie Hight.
- In causality in general we know only relations of phenomena; but in the case of our own body we know something else that those relations express; namely, the act of will determined by motives. - "Schopenhauer", Thomas Whittaker.