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Quotations From GIORDANO BRUNO

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  • 1.
    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.
    Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), Italian philosopher. Teofilo, in Cause, Principle, and Unity, "Fifth Dialogue," (1588), ed. and trans. by Jack Lindsay (1962).
  • 2.
    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.
    Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), Italian philosopher. Teofilo, in "Fifth Dialogue," Cause, Principle, and Unit (1588), ed. and trans. by Jack Lindsay (1962).

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  • 3.
    It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.
    Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), Italian philosopher. Quoted in Life of Giordano Bruno, ch. 11, I. Frith (1887). Said to the inquisitors who had condemned him to death.

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