Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
There is no smallest among the small and no largest among the large, but always something still smaller and something still larger.
Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.
All other things have a portion of everything, but Mind is infinite and self-ruled, and is mixed with nothing but is all alone by itself.
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god but a great rock and the sun a hot rock.
The purpose of life is the investigation of the Sun, the Moon, and the heavens.
The Greeks are wrong to recognize coming into being and perishing; for nothing comes into being nor perishes, but is rather compounded or dissolved from things that are. So they would be right to call coming into being composition and perishing dissolution.
Appearances are but a glimpse of what is hidden.
Conclusions from observations are unreliable, only the mind can come nearer to to the truth. Thus, in some ways, philosophy is more important than science.
In everything, there is a share of everything
The Greeks do not think correctly about coming-to-be and passing-away; for no thing comes to be or passes away, but is mixed together and dissociated from the things that are. And thus they would be correct to call coming-to-be mixing-together and passing-away dissociating
All things were together, infinite both in number and in smallness; for the small too was infinite.
The Sun is a mass of fiery stone, a little larger than Greece.
It is not I who have lost the Athenians, but the Athenians who have lost me.
Neither is there a smallest part of what is small, but there is always a smaller (for it is impossible that what is should cease to be). Likewise there is always something larger than what is large.
The sun provides the moon with its brightness.
The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
Wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexisting things; so that all becoming might more correctly be called becoming mixed, and all corruption, becoming separate.
The descent into Hades is much the same from whatever place we start.
And since the portions of the great and the small are equal in number, so too all things would be in everything. Nor is it possible that they should exist apart, but all things have a portion of everything.
The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.
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