"There is one divine Mind which keeps the universe in order and one providence which governs it." Plutarch (ca. 46-120), Greek biographer, 'Lives'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"God, the Master and Maker and Encompasser of all, is both One and all things;…for the whole which is made up of all things is one."
(Walter Scott, translator)
"The essence of all things is one and that spirit is the source of all, the only certitude, the sole eternal reality."
The Great Secret
"When one knows Thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), 'Gitanjali'
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition
"Life is One, and all its forms are interrelated. It follows that every act and thought by any form of life, from the highest to the lowest, must react on every other form." Christmas Humphreys (b. 1901), British author and Buddhist philosopher, 'Karma and Rebirth'
Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery
"All we do in the way of selfless compassion and service will bring as its logical consequence enhanced experience of the basic Oneness through enhanced awareness….Here is at work the paradoxical but crucial truth inculcated by all spiritual masters, that he who gives up his life for the sake of higher things will find it, and find it a hundredfold."
Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages
"'I covet nothing – but One.' You ought to have the meaning of these words in your intention and soul's habit always."
Toward A Perfect Love
"The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Kalika Purana, the Eddas, the Babylonian 'Epic of Creation', Ovid, the Memphite theogony, Vedantic philosophy, Kant, Goethe, through varieties of metaphor, have stated and stated again a single thought – and what would appear to be an easy thought to state, namely: the One, by some sleight of hand or trick of the eye, has become the Manifold."
The Flight of the Wild Gander
"The One desires to return to unity from multiplicity." Richard Roberts
(Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)
"In the prison One shall come; and the chains which are stronger than iron, the fetters harder than steel, shall dissolve – you shall go free forever." Edward Carpenter, 'Towards Democracy'
(Richard M Bucke)
"Diverse entities…have emerged from an original One in whom they can and eventually must be reabsorbed or reintegrated."
Occult Preparations for a New Age
"As God's essence is indivisible, so also nature itself, which is His emanation into the world, is in every respect one single form and indivisible in itself."
Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series
(William Huffman, editor)