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#1. I have declared infinite worlds to exist beside this our earth. It would not be worthy of God to manifest Himself in less than an infinite universe. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#2. Those wise men knew God to be in things, and Divinity to be latent in Nature, working and glowing differently in different subjects and succeeding through diverse physical forms, in certain arrangements, in making them participants in her, I say, in her being, in her life and intellect. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#3. There is no law governing all things. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#4. There is no absolute up or down, as Aristotle taught; no absolute position in space; but the position of a body is relative to that of other bodies. Everywhere there is incessant relative change in position throughout the universe, and the observer is always at the center of things. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#5. In space there are countless constellations, suns and planets; we see only the suns because they give light; the planets remain invisible, for they are small and dark. There are also numberless earths circling around their suns ... - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#6. Just as Divinity descends in a certain manner, to the extent that one communicates with Nature, so one ascends to Divinity through Nature, just as by means of a life resplendent in natural things one rises to the life that presides over them. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#7. That which we have lived is nothing; that which we live is a point; that which we have to live is not yet a point, but may be a point which, together, shall be and shall have been. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#8. The wise soul feareth not death; rather she sometimes striveth for death, she goeth beyond to meet her. Yet eternity maintaineth her substance throughout time, immensity throughout space, universal form throughout motion. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#9. The soul, in its power, is present in some way in the entire universe, because it apprehends substances which are not included in the body in which it lives, although they are related to it. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#10. There is a single general space, a single vast immensity which we may freely call void: in it are unnumerable globes like this on which we live and grow, this space we declare to be infinite, since neither reason, convenience, sense-perception nor nature assign to it a limit. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#11. Magicians can do more by means of faith than physicians by the truth. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#12. There is a descent from God through the world to animals, and an ascent from animals through the world to God. He is the highest point of the scale, pure act and active power, the purest light. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#13. The stars in the sky are really other suns like our own, around which orbit other planets. (paraphrase) - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#14. Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#15. There is in the universe neither center nor circumference. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#16. I pray you, magnificent Sir, do not trouble yourself to return to us, but await our coming to you. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#17. You explain right well, and you shew that you understand argument and are not a mere sophist since you accept that which cannot be denied. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#18. They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#19. Because of the active principle and spirit or universal soul, nothing is so incomplete, defective or imperfect, or, according to common opinion, so completely insignificant that it could not become the source of great events. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#20. Nature is none other than God in things ... Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; Whence all of God is in all things ... Think thus, of the sun in the crocus, in the narcissus, in the heliotrope, in the rooster, in the lion. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#21. Since I have spread my wings to purpose high,
The more beneath my feet the clouds I see,
The more I give the winds my pinions free,
Spurning the earth and soaring to the sky. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#22. We see that pedantry has never been held in such esteem for the government of the world as in our times, and it offers as many paths of the true intelligible species and objects of infallible and sole truth as there are individual pedants. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#23. The hammers must be swung in cadence, when more than one is hammering the iron. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#24. The fools of the world have been those who have established religions, ceremonies, laws, faith, rule of life. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#25. Of the eternal incorporeal substance nothing is changed, is formed or deformed, but there always remains only that thing which cannot be a subject of dissolution, since it is not possible that it be a subject of composition, and therefore, either of itself or by accident, it cannot be said to die . - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#26. All things are in the Universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#27. Nature is none other than God in all things. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#28. The gems of philosophy are not less precious because they are not understood. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#29. God is infinite, so His universe must be too. Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of His kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand, I say in an infinity of worlds. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#30. What you receive from others is a testimony to their virtue; but all that you do for others is the sign and clear indication of your own. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#31. With luck on your side, you can do without brains. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#32. The one infinite is perfect , in simplicity , of itself, absolutely, nor can aught be greater or better, This is the one Whole, God , universal Nature , occupying all space, of whom naught but infinity can give the perfect image or semblance. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#33. See how fortune deludes us, and that which we put carefully into her hands, she either breaks or lets it fall from her hands, or causes it to be removed by the violence of another, or suffocates and poisons, or taints with suspicion, fear and jealousy to the great hurt and ruin of the possessor. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#34. Perhaps your fear in passing judgement is greater than mine in receiving it. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#35. I who am in the night will move into the day. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#36. It is unity that doth enchant me. By her power I am free though thrall, happy in sorrow, rich in poverty, and quick even in death. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#37. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#38. Beautiful sights arouse feelings of love, and contrary sights bring feelings of disgrace and hate. And the emotions of the soul and spirit bring something additional to the body itself, which exists under the control of the soul and the direction of the spirit. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#39. The beginning, middle, and end of the birth, growth, and perfection of whatever we behold is from contraries, by contraries, and to contraries; and whatever contrariety is, there is action and reaction, there is motion, diversity, multitude, and order, there are degrees, succession and vicissitude. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#40. Time takes all and gives all. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#41. I beg you, reject antiquity, tradition, faith, and authority! Let us begin anew by doubting everything we assume has been proven! - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#42. Do you not see what damage has been done to science through this: i.e. pedants wishing to be philosophers; to treat of natural things, and mix themselves with and decide about things Divine? - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#43. Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#44. Fourteenthly, if infinite active power doth actuate corporeal and dimensional being, this being must necessarily be infinite; otherwise there would be derogation from the nature and dignity both of creator and of creation. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#45. Why, I say, do so few understand and apprehend the internal power? ... He who in himself sees all things, is all things. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#46. I consider that all which lives must feed itself and nourish itself in a manner suitable to the way in which it lives. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#47. I don't care if 1 is prime or not, if 2 is prime or not, if 3 is prime or not. All I care is that there are more stars in the heavens than primes in the earth. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#48. Every soul and spirit has some degree of continuity with the universal spirit, which is recognized to be located not only where the individual soul lives and perceives, but also to be spread out everywhere in its essence and substance, as many Platonists and Pythagoreans have taught. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#49. Our bodily eye findeth never an end, but is vanquished by the immensity of space. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#50. The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#51. I await your sentence with less fear than you pass it. The time will come when all will see what I see. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#52. I do not know when, but I know that many have come in this century to develop arts and sciences, sow the seeds of a new culture that will flourish, unexpected, sudden, just when the power is deluded into believing they have won. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#53. I cleave the heavens and soar to the infinite. And while I rise from my own globe to others and penetrate ever further through the eternal field. That which others saw from afar, I leave far behind me. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#54. We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#55. There is one simple Divinity found in all things, one fecund Nature, preserving mother of the universe insofar as she diversely communicates herself, casts her light into diverse subjects, and assumes various names. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#56. The universe is then one, infinite, immobile ... It is not capable of comprehension and therefore is endless and limitless, and to that extent infinite and indeterminable, and consequently immobile. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#57. All things are in all. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#58. It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#59. What can be more stupid than to be in pain about future things and absent ones which at present are not felt? - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#60. The infinity of All ever bringing forth anew, and even as infinite space is around us, so is infinite potentiality, capacity, reception, malleability, matter. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#61. When we consider the being and substance of that universe in which we are immutably set, we shall discover that neither we ourselves nor any substance doth suffer death. For nothing is in fact diminished in its substance, but all things, wandering through infinite space, undergo change of aspect. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#62. Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#63. If the first button of one's coat is wrongly buttoned, all the rest will be crooked. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#64. In this infinite space is placed our universe (whether by chance, by necessity, or by providence I do not now consider). - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#65. There is no top or bottom, no absolute
positioning in space. There are only positions that are relative to the others.
There is an incessant change in the relative positions throughout the universe
and the observer is always at the centre. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#66. To the perfect, if it be perfect, there is nothing that can be added; therefore, the will is not capable of any other desire, when that which is of the perfect is present with it, highest and best. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#67. The single spirit doth simultaneously temper the whole together; this is the single soul of all things; all are filled with God . - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#68. Innumerable spirits and souls, when spread out through the same space, do not interfere with each other such that the diffusion of one would affect the diffusion of an infinity of others. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#69. Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#70. Anything we take in the Universe, because it has in itself that which is All in All, includes in its own way, the entire soul of the world, which is entirely in any part of it. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#71. I fought, and therefore, believed in my victory. There is more to the fact that I didn't fear death and preferred a brave death instead of a life of an idiot. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#72. The soul of the world is in the whole world, and is everywhere so adapted to matter that, at each place, it produces the proper subject and causes the proper actions. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#73. Nothing is so good that impious and sacrilegious and wicked people cannot contort its proper benefit into evil. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#74. There is one basic cause of all effects. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#75. It is proper that noble spirits, equipped with truth and enlightened with the Divine intelligence, should arm themselves against dense ignorance by climbing up to the high rock and tower of contemplation. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#76. I understand Being in all and over all, as there is nothing without participation in Being, and there is no being without Essence. Thus nothing can be free of the Divine Presence. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#77. Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#78. Although one soul lives in the whole body, and all the body's members are controlled by one soul, still the whole body and the whole soul and the parts of the universe are vivified by a certain total spirit. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#79. Innumerable suns exist; innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar
to the way the seven planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#80. The whole soul is in the whole body, in the bones and in the veins and in the heart; it is no more present in one part than in another, and it is no less present in one part than in the whole, nor in the whole less than in one part. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#81. The intellectual power is never at rest; it is never satisfied with any comprehended truth, but ever proceeds on and on towards that truth which is not comprehended. So also the will, which follows the apprehension; we see that it is never satisfied with anything finite. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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#82. If the butterfly wings its way to the sweet light that attracts it, it's only becasue it doesn't know that the fire can consume it. - Author: Giordano Bruno
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