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1 "All things that are ever said to be consist of a one and a many." Plato, 'Philebus' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

2 "There is but one Governor of the world, as there is but one Architect and one Creator." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

3 "All cycles of experience are interlinked and are the expression of one immutable law." Mandala (Jose and Miriam Arguelles)

4 "I am a messenger of Light. I am a pilgrim on the way of love. I do not walk alone but know myself as one with all souls, and one with them in service. Their strength is mine. This strength I claim. My strength is theirs and this I freely give. A soul, I walk on earth. I represent the ONE." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

5 "The Sanskrit word 'Namaste' is often repeated with a little bow, hands in the prayer pose, as a greeting. This is a salute to the God within the other person, and a recognition of the God within yourself. Implicit in the greeting is the idea that when you are in your God-Self, and the other person is in theirs, you are one." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

6 “For the One is the whole;…because of the One everything is.” Barnaud Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament which the Great First Cause endued with animality….and thus possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by its own inherent activity, and of delivering down those improvements by generation to its posterity, world without end? Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), grandfather of Charles Darwin, 'Zoonomia' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

8 "The One is none other than the All, the All none other than the One. Take your stand on this, and the rest will follow of its own accord." Seng Ts'an, 'Trust in the Heart' The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

9 "The Tree of Life is a universal symbol. To some extent it arises from the natural affection people feel for trees, but there is also something else at play. The tree is the most visible and obvious image for the essential unity of all that is. It has a single trunk yet ramifies outward in countless branches and twigs and leaves; it is the living representation of the world, which for all its multiplicity has its one life in God." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

10 "The One Force, the All-Powerful Source of existence and the prime mover of the activities and motions of beings…is inside each being." Amadou Hampate Ba, 'Aspects de la civilisation africaine' The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

11 "As you work or play or walk down the street, essentially you are the Atman – God, Brahman, the Essence of the Universe – replete with being-knowledge-joy, birthless and deathless, unconditioned by space, time, or motion. You are a role the universe is playing, and you are also the One who is playing this and all other roles. You are one and the One." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

12 "I have put duality away. I have seen that the two worlds are one: one I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call. He is the first, he is the last. He is the outward, he is the inward." Jalal Al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

13 "As we realize our basic oneness with all life, we appreciate our differences more." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

14 "We are a family. White Buffalo Woman reminds us that we are more than family, we are one with each other. 'Whatever you do to any other thing or being in the circle of life', she exhorts us, 'you do to yourself, for you are One.'" Brooke Medicine Eagle, Native American healer, 'Creating a Path of Beauty' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

15 "An enlightened one sees the drama going on around them but is in no way afraid, repulsed or threatened by what is seen, because he or she penetrates the camouflage of drama to what lies behind. And what lies behind the drama is the One Light." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

16 "The seen and unseen, the social and spiritual, the cultural and natural, the ordinary and extraordinary inhabit one continuum of being that is complementary, bonded, and interdependent inflections of a single extended unity." Joan Halifax, 'Shamanism, Mind, and No-Self' Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

17 "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 (Maurice Maeterlinck)

18 "It can be said of all manifestations of the Goddess that they are fundamentally one." The Sword and The Serpent (Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips)

19 "The multiple rises, attracted and incorporated by the 'Already One.'" Building the Earth (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

20 "Oneness means not that they [living entities] have no individuality, but that there is no disunity. They are all agreeable to the purpose of the Lord." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

21 "The many are but rays of the One, manifested centers of consciousness, channels of the One, each in its own measure." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

22 "The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

23 "The universe is of one piece – it is a 'one only': one humanity, one nature, one universe, one God." Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

24 "The nature of the One must be grasped and comprehended." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

25 "Time and again the alchemists reiterate that the opus [spiritual work] proceeds from the one and leads back to the one." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite