Giordano Bruno, Philosopher and Martyr: 2 Addresses

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Page 63 - BOOK IS NOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES.
Page 40 - ... which things have first being (by reason of the will), then orderly and distinct being (by reason of the intelligence), and third, concord and symmetry (by reason of love) ; this I believe is in all and above all, as nothing is without participation in being, and being is not without its essence, just as nothing is beautiful without the presence of beauty ; so nothing can be exempt from the divine presence. In this manner, by use of reason, and not by use of substantial [theological] truth, I...
Page 40 - I call nature, the shadow and footprint of divinity ; the other, the ineffable mode in which God, by essence, presence, and power, is in all and above all, not as part, not as soul, but in mode inexplicable.
Page 25 - A last effort was made to induce him to repent, but in vain, for he was living the words he had written years before: 'The wise man fears not death; yea, there may be times when he seeks death, or at least goes peacefully forth to meet it.
Page 45 - But a life which realized this idea would be some- 8 thing more than human ; for it would not be the expression of man's nature, but of some divine element in that nature...
Page 39 - ... number, which make up the infinite university in infinite space, and we call this the infinite universe, in which are numberless worlds: so that there is a double infinitude, that of the greatness of the universe, and that of the multitude of the worlds, — by which indirectly it is meant to assail the truth according to faith. " Moreover, in this universe I place a universal Providence, in virtue of which everything lives, vegetates, moves, and reaches its perfection; and I understand Providence...
Page 14 - history is prophecy; ie, its true significance lies not in the past, nor in the present, but in the future, the life of 'the world to come'
Page 31 - It means an open war on dogmatic belief of every kind, a declaration of the independence of the intellect, an announcement that philanthropic working is better than grossly believing, a proclamation that truth as attested by evidence and virtue as shown by actions are the only sacred things and alone merit reverence.
Page 39 - ... and power that, when it could produce besides this world another, and infinite others, it should produce a single finite world : so I have declared that there is an infinite number of particular worlds similar to this of the earth, which, with Pythagoras, I consider a star, like which is the moon, other planets, and other stars, which are infinite ; and that all these bodies are worlds, without number, which make up the infinite university in infinite space, and we call this the infinite universe,...

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