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

1 "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

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

3 "There is a great fact known to us more certainly than the existence of matter: it is the unity of consciousness." Josephus Flavius Cook (1838-1901), American lecturer

4 "God is in every human being; nothing is apart from God." Dagobert Runes

5 "Substance is one." Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American Transcendentalist lecturer and writer

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

7 "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)

8 "Spirit may be defined as that which has its center in itself." Georg W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher

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

10 "Where will you seek for God? Seek him in your Soul that is proceeded out of the eternal Nature, wherein the divine Birth stands." Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)

11 "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

12 "The only cause of all created things, whether heavenly or earthy, whether visible or invisible, is the goodness of the Creator, the one true God; and nothing exists but Himself that does not derive its existence from Him." St. Augustine (354-430)

13 "Every thing in nature is connected: one state pushes forward and prepares another." Johann G. Herder (1744-1803)

14 "Everything interpenetrates." Henri Bergson (1859-1941), professor at College de France

15 "Homer correctly stated: 'The will of Zeus is done', referring to the fate and nature of the universe by which all things are governed." Chrysippus (ca. 280-207 bce), Stoic philosopher

16 "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)

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

18 "Reason governs the world, and has consequently governed its history." Georg W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher

19 "Reason quickens dormant springs, frees what is hidden….It presses toward the One that is all." Karl Jaspers (b. 1883), German philosopher

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

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

22 "The true Heaven wherein God dwells, is all over, in all Places, even in the Midst of the Earth." Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)

23 "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)

24 "All unite, intersect, and through mutual communication engender thoughts in each other. This is inborn in man at his birth; and free will, self-determination, consciousness, reason, and the foundation of all spiritual power are contained herein." Gustav Theodor Fechner (1801-1887), professor of physics and chemistry

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite