Early Greek Philosophy

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A. and C. Black, 1892 - Philosophy, Ancient - 378 pages
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Page 186 - It is the same, and it rests in the selfsame place, abiding in itself. And thus it remaineth constant in its place; for hard necessity keeps it in the bonds of the limit that holds it fast on every side. Wherefore it is not permitted to what is to be infinite; for it is in need of nothing; while, if it were infinite, it would stand in need of everything.
Page 136 - 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. RP 2/d. 44. War is the father of all and the king of all ; and some he has made gods and some men, some bond and some free.
Page 79 - Just as our soul, being air, holds us together, so do breath and air encompass the whole world.
Page 74 - Further, he says that in the beginning man was born from animals of a different species. His reason is that, "while other animals quickly find food for themselves, man alone requires a prolonged period of suckling. Hence, had he been originally such as he is now, he could never have survived.
Page 185 - One path only is left for us to speak of, namely, that It is. In this path are very many tokens that what is is uncreated and indestructible; for it is complete, immovable, and without end. Nor was it ever, nor will it be; for now it is, all at once, a continuous one.
Page 187 - And there is not, and never shall be, anything besides what is, since fate has chained it so as to be whole and immovable. Wherefore all these things are but names which mortals have given, believing them to be true — coming into being and passing away, being and not being, change of place and alteration of bright colour.
Page 221 - There is a double becoming of perishable things and a double passing away. The coming together of all things brings one generation into being and destroys it; the other grows up and is scattered as things become divided. And these things never cease continually changing places, at one time all uniting in one through Love, at another each borne in different directions by the repulsion of Strife.
Page 149 - Herakleitos says somewhere that all things pass and naught abides ; and, comparing things to the current of a river, he says that you cannot step twice into the same stream
Page 185 - It needs must be that what can be thought and spoken of is; for it is possible for it to be, and it is not possible for what is nothing to be.

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