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Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
Manly P. Hall

1 “All are embraced within the span of the eternal philosophic NOW.”

2 “The One Supreme Power manifesting throughout the cosmic organism should be considered as manifesting through all created things.”

3 "We are destined by Eternal Providence to become the fullness of ourselves….we shall find perfection in the consummation of the destiny for which we were first conceived."

4 “The sure and eternal path winds through the illusion and leads ultimately to the attainment of perfect good.”

5 “Think of religion as the universal adoration of creative principles common to all humanity.”

6 "All principles and their progeny are finally centered and rooted by their summits in the first great all-comprehending one. Thus all beings proceed from, and are comprehended in the first being; all intellects emanate from one first intellect; all souls from one first soul; all natures blossom from one first nature;…all these great monads are comprehended in the first one, from which both they and all their depending series are unfolded into light. Hence, this first one is truly the unity of unities, the monad of monads, the principle of principles, the God of Gods, one and all things, and yet one prior to all."

7 “Having ultimately attained through right thinking, right feeling, and right living to the condition of the beautiful within ourselves, with enraptured vision we can respond in perfect measure to the eternal beauty which flows from the inexhaustible fountain of the one Good.”

8 “As each age comes into manifestation it brings with it a definite philosophic revelation designed to solve the problems peculiar to that age.”

9 "The world is not the product of casual effort or the work of irrational fortune, but the offspring of an intellectual nature and a divine wisdom."

10 "Slayer and savior alike are marching on through the ages toward inevitable perfection."

11 “All things subsist in all things.”

12 "The Beautiful is an eternal flow; it is the One in motion."

13 “When we adore the God of harmony, we shall know the inner mystery of life.”

14 "The whole partakes of the attributes of the parts in fullness and perfect harmony. Hence the whole is the master of its parts, which are powerless to force their fragmentary agencies upon the structure of wholeness itself."

15 "Glory to the unchangeable, holy, eternal, supreme Vishnu, of one universal nature….Glory to the supreme Vishnu, the cause of the creation, existence, and the end of this world; who is the root of the world and who consists of the world." The Vishnu Purana

16 "As all creatures are made in the image of their Universal Creator, it follows that each has a spiritual nature which is part of and harmonious with the spiritual nature of the universe, and also a material nature which is part of and harmonious with the cosmic body."

17 "Mankind may be considered as a vast organism with one Spirit or Self manifesting through an infinite number of organisms."

18 “Let us look at the world through the eyes of those dreamers who have dared to believe that the good in human nature would ultimately blossom forth and regenerate the entire social system.”

19 "Intelligence exists in every department of creation. The entire universe is controlled by definite laws that evidence the omniscience of the Eternal Thinker."

20 “Beauty is in the human soul, lifting us upward to ever nobler vistas of endeavor.”

21 “Every substance, object, element, and agent in the universe is capable of instructing us in those phases of divine order which are involved in its own constitution.”

22 “There is but one spirit in the universe….there is but one consciousness.”

23 “The One and Undivided is the very foundation of manifested existence.”

24 "In addition to the properties of length, breadth, and thickness, every object has also a quality extension toward the nature of perfect Good."

25 "Perfect consciousness is perfect realization of the nature and relationship of parts to the fundamental unity in which they exist."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite