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A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1
Dagobert D. Runes, editor

1 "The mold into which we have been cast is that divinity of the world which was at the beginning and will remain forever." Paul Carus (1852-1919)

2 "God is the spirit of all spirits; the essence of all essences." Francis Xavier von Baader (1765-1841)

3 "Justice brings serenity to the conscience, while injustice brings torments and remorse." Hugues De Groot (1583-1645), Dutch philosopher

4 "Our love is a reflection of the divine love; the archetype of all love is the Holy Spirit….the one love spread abroad through all holy souls proceeds from the Holy Spirit." Albertus Magnus (1193-1280)

5 "The slightest thing that happens takes place in accordance with nature and its reason." Chrysippus (ca. 280-207 bce), Stoic philosopher

6 "All the different truths are but so many different aspects of one and the same truth." Paul Carus (1852-1919

7 "All of our souls are but one soul." Johannes Scotus Eriugena (ca. 815-877), translator and philosopher

8 "We can find no province of the world so low but the Absolute inhabits it." Francis Herbert Bradley (1846-1924), English philosopher

9 "All this that we see in this great Universe is pervaded by God." Ishopanishad

10 "This vast congeries of volitions, interests, and activities, constitutes the instruments and means of the world-spirit for attaining its object; bringing it to consciousness, and realizing it. And this aim is none other than finding itself – coming to itself – and contemplating itself in concrete actuality." Georg W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher

11 "Anaximenes of Miletus, son of Eurastratos, who had been an associate of Anaximander, said, like him, that the underlying substance was one and infinite." Fragments of Anaximenes (ca. 585-525 bce), Milesian philosopher

12 "None can escape the Presence." Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American Transcendentalist lecturer and writer

13 "Nothing is isolated…the parts live in and through their relation to the whole." James Edwin Creighton (1861-1924)

14 "What more can a man want to learn than this, that the one God and Creator and Master of all that lives pervades the Universe?" Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948),

15 "The current of life is composed of parts and experiences which bear an inner relation to each other." Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911)

16 "Life as a whole is, in its essential, substantial relations, throughout of a divine nature." Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872), German philosopher

17 "Man, created by a creator, must necessarily continue the creative process in order to prove the creative character of his cognitive faculties and use them for the perfection of true civilization." Dagobert Runes, Editor

18 "The laws of thought, in all its processes of conception and of reasoning, in all those operations of which language is the expression or the instrument, are of the same kind as are the laws of the acknowledged processes of Mathematics." George Boole (1815-1864), English philosopher

19 "As the smallest grain of dust is bound up with our entire solar system, drawn along with it in that undivided movement….so all organized beings, from the humblest to the highest, from the first origins of life to the time in which we are, and in all places as in all times, do but evidence a single impulsion." Henri Bergson (1859-1941), professor at College de France

20 "Man is formed eternally in the divine mind." Johannes Scotus Eriugena (ca. 815-877), translator and philosopher

21 "There is no excellence among the creatures which is not to be found in a much higher style, and as an archetype, in the Creator." Albertus Magnus (1193-1280)

22 "We are now and always in eternity." William Torrey Harris (1835-1909), American philosopher

23 "Those who have maintained that the position of Mathematics is a fundamental one, have drawn one of their strongest arguments from the actual constitution of things. The material frame is subject in all its parts to the relations of number. All dynamical, chemical, electrical, thermal actions seem not only to be measurable in themselves, but to be connected with each other, even to the extent of mutual convertibility, by numerical relations of a perfectly definite kind." George Boole (1815-1864), English philosopher

24 "Sublimity and marvellous order reveal themselves both in nature and in the world of thought." Albert Einstein (b. 1879)

25 "The right, the true, the good, has always its ground of sacredness in itself, in its quality." Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)

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