History of Greek Philosophy, Thales to Democritus

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Page 94 - Would that strife might perish from among gods and men!" He did not see that he was praying for the destruction of the universe; for, if his prayer were heard, all things would pass away.
Page 88 - This world, which is the same for all, no one of gods or men has made; but it was ever, is now, and ever shall be an ever-living Fire, with measures of it kindling, and measures going out.
Page 138 - For I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a dumb fish in the sea.
Page 70 - ... if oxen and horses or lions had hands, and could paint with their hands, and produce works of art as men do, horses would paint the forms of gods like horses, and oxen like oxen, and make their bodies in the image of their several kinds. . . . The Ethiopians make their gods black and snub-nosed; the Thracians say theirs have blue eyes and red hair.
Page 84 - God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger; but he takes various shapes, just as fire, when it is mingled with spices, is named according to the savour of each.
Page 99 - For the conflict of desire with reason is part of the cosmic struggle of opposites. Wisdom and reason are dryness and fire in the soul. "The dry soul is the wisest and best.
Page 91 - It is the same thing in us that is quick and dead, awake and asleep, young and old ; the former are shifted and become the latter, and the latter in turn are shifted and become the former.
Page 126 - Now, if it were to exist,57 it must needs be one ; but if it is one, it cannot have body ; for, if it had body it would have parts, and would no longer be one. RP 114. (17.) This argument, then, is the greatest proof that it is one alone ; but the following are proofs of it also. If it were a many, these would have to be of the same kind as I say that the one is. For if there is earth and water, and air and iron, and gold and fire, and if one thing is living...
Page 91 - Men do not know how what is at variance agrees with itself. It is an attunement of opposite tensions, like that of the bow and the lyre.
Page 70 - But mortals deem that the gods are begotten as they are, and have clothes like theirs, and voice and form. Yes, and if oxen and horses or lions had hands, and could paint with their hands, and produce works of art as men do, horses would paint the forms of the gods like horses, and oxen like oxen, and make their bodies in the image of their several kinds.

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