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Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
Manly P. Hall

1 "The quest of the truly beautiful is identical with the quest of Self, for Self in its perfect and universalized sense – the all-pervading Consciousness – is the perfect source of all beauty."

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

3 “All things subsist in all things.”

4 “Good continually inclines toward unity or wholeness.”

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

6 “All things are one in reality and in essence.”

7 “A growing tree increases from a single shoot to a miracle of branches and foliage, yet nowhere is there any inconsistency or contradiction in the process…From the first quickening of its seed the tree moves inevitably toward a single end. This perfect cooperation of parts demonstrates the exactness of the power that willed it into being.”

8 “The establishment of the mind in wholes (unities) is essential to right thinking.”

9 "The glorious Universal Self is the One who is in all, the All which is in each."

10 "If a spiritual principle is omnipresent at all times, then no object can ever be moved so that it either approaches closer to or retires farther from spirit; for spirit has its center everywhere and its circumference nowhere."

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

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

13 “All things are one in essence.”

14 “That sages, widely separated geographically and with diverse environments and temperaments, should arrive at the same general conclusions attests the accuracy of their findings.”

15 "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."

16 “He who becomes luminous shines not with a separate light but rather is merged with the one light whose radiance is diffused throughout all worlds.”

17 “The great work of primitive Buddhism was to emphasize the fundamental unity of life through the doctrine of the One Universal Self.”

18 "Man is as surely clothed in the garments of virtue as he is in the garments of the physical; they are vehicles of his expression no less real than are the members formed of bone, flesh, or sinew."

19 “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.”

20 “Perfect rhythms stream continually from the splendor of Abiding Destiny.”

21 "The sum of all individual minds is the one Universal Mind, so that in the last analysis, gods, men, and worlds are each fragments of the whole."

22 “In the midst of this ever-changing scene is an intangible but all-pervading and inclusive permanence – the divine Reality, the Self, the perfect Wholeness.”

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

24 "The rational soul is necessarily unselfish because it conceives self to be distributed throughout the entire substance of Being."

25 “Every human soul is innately divine.”

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite