Anaxagoras

Anaxagoras quotes

Appearances are glimpses of the unseen.

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.

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.

There is no smallest among the small and no largest among the large, but always something still smaller and something still larger.

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.

Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god but a great rock and the sun a hot rock.

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.

In everything, there is a share of everything

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