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

1 "God is…the providential agent, prepared to guard the fate of our planet and the interests of its inhabitants." Leon Brunschwigg (1869-1944), professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris

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

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

4 "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

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

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

7 "The history of the world means the progressive realization of freedom." Dagobert Runes

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

9 "It may be said of universal history, that it is the exhibition of spirit in the process of working out the knowledge of that which it is potentially." Georg W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher

10 "An infinitely wise Being perfectly comprehends within his understanding and constant view the universality of things, in all their extent and duration, and sees all the influence of every event, with respect to every individual thing and circumstance throughout the grand system." Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), American preacher and philosopher

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

12 "Language, myth, art, and religion are parts of this universe. They are the varied threads which weave the symbolic net, the tangled web of human experience. All human progress in thought and experience refines upon and strengthens this net." Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945)

13 "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)

14 "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)

15 "The same kernel of human nature [is] the one thing common to all individuals alike." Shadworth Hollway Hodgson (1832-1912)

16 "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)

17 "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

18 "Love….is in itself divine." Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)

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

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

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

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

23 "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

24 "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),

25 "All life is eternal; there is no other." Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American Transcendentalist lecturer and writer

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite