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

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

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

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

4 "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)

5 "Epictetus taught that reason governed the world and was identical with God." Dagobert Runes

6 "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)

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

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

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

10 "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)

11 "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),

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

13 "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

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

15 "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

16 "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

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

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

20 "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)

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

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

23 "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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite