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

1 "All individuals are continually reinforced and carried on, beyond their average immediate consciousness, by the knowledge, resources, and energy which surround them in the social order." Bernard Bosanquet (1848-1923), British philosopher

2 "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)

3 "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

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

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

6 "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)

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

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

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

10 "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)

11 "Every organ of the human body and every member of human society is producing on behalf of the whole." Moses Hess (1812-1875), Jewish philosopher

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

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

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

15 "God is the creator of the essence and existence of beings." Emile Boutroux (1845-1921), teacher of Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris

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

17 "There are no ends, limits, margins, or walls, that keep back or subtract any parcel of the infinite abundance of things." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), philosopher and poet

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

19 "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

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

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

22 "Language furnishes consciousness with an immaterial body in which to incarnate itself." Henri Bergson (1859-1941), professor at College de France

23 "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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite