„It lies in the nature of things that the many enter into complex unity.“

Pt. I, ch. 2, sec. 2.
1920s, Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929)
Kontext: Creativity is the universal of universals characterizing ultimate matter of fact. It is that ultimate principle by which the many, which are the universe disjunctively, become the one actual occasion, which is the universe conjunctively. It lies in the nature of things that the many enter into complex unity.

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Alfred North Whitehead6
britischer Philosoph und Mathematiker 1861 - 1947

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„Approve and pursue the kind that is in accordance with nature. But avoid the kind that claims to be inspired: people like that about tell lies about Gods, and urge us to do many foolish things.“

—  Apollonius of Tyana Ancient Greek philosopher 15 - 100

Attributed to Apollonius. Quoted from Ram Swarup (2000). On Hinduism: Reviews and reflections, Chapter India and Greece

Mao Zedong Foto

„Marxist philosophy holds that the law of the unity of opposites is the fundamental law of the universe. This law operates universally, whether in the natural world, in human society, or in man's thinking. Between the opposites in a contradiction there is at once unity and struggle, and it is this that impels things to move and change. Contradictions exist everywhere, but they differ in accordance with the different nature of different things. In any given phenomenon or thing, the unity of opposites is conditional, temporary and transitory, and hence relative, whereas the struggle of opposites is absolute.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People
Original: (zh-CN) 马克思主义的哲学认为,对立统一规律是宇宙的根本规律。这个规律,不论在自然界、人类社会和人们的思想中,都是普遍存在的。矛盾着的对立面又统一,又斗争,由此推动事物的运动和变化。矛盾是普遍存在的,不过按事物的性质不同,矛盾的性质也就不同。对于任何一个具体的事物说来,对立的统一是有条件的、暂时的、过渡的,因而是相对的,对立的斗争则是绝对的。

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Livy Foto

„Many things complicated by nature are restored by reason.“

—  Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 v.Chr

Book XXVI, sec. 11
History of Rome

Pindar Foto

„Whoever knows many things
By nature is a poet.“

—  Pindar, buch Olympic Odes

Olympian 2, line 87; page 16; the Greek simply says:
"wise is one who knows much by nature," but σοφός is Pindar's usual word for poet.
Variant translations:
Inborn of nature's wisdom
The poet's truth.
Olympian Odes (476 BC)
Original: (el) σοφὸς ὁ πολλὰ εἰδὼς φυᾷ.

Eugène Delacroix Foto

„Nature creates unity even in the parts of a whole.“

—  Eugène Delacroix French painter 1798 - 1863

25 January 1857 (p. 346)
1831 - 1863, Delacroix' 'Journal' (1847 – 1863)

John Ruysbroeck Foto
Fausto Cercignani Foto

„Unity of intent is on the lips of many, but in the hearts of few.“

—  Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941

Examples of self-translation (c. 2004), Quotes - Zitate - Citations - Citazioni

David Hilbert Foto
Marshall McLuhan Foto

„There is a real, living unity in our time, as in any other, but it lies submerged under a superficial hubbub of sensation.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Letter to Harold Adam Innis (14 March 1951), published in Letters of Marshall McLuhan (1987), p. 223
1950s

Thich Nhat Hanh Foto

„All phenomena are interdependent. When we think of a speck of dust, a flower, or a human being, our thinking cannot break loose from the idea of unity, of one, of calculation. We see a line drawn between one and many, one and not one. But if we truly realize the interdependent nature of the dust, the flower, and the human being, we see that unity cannot exist without diversity. Unity and diversity interpenetrate each other freely. Unity is diversity, and diversity is unity. This is the principle of interbeing.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

The Sun My Heart (1996)
Kontext: There is no phenomenon in the universe that does not intimately concern us, from a pebble resting at the bottom of the ocean, to the movement of a galaxy millions of light years away. Walt Whitman said, "I believe a blade of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars...." These words are not philosophy. They come from the depths of his soul. He also said, "I am large, I contain multitudes." This might be called a meditation on "interfacing endlessly interwoven." All phenomena are interdependent. When we think of a speck of dust, a flower, or a human being, our thinking cannot break loose from the idea of unity, of one, of calculation. We see a line drawn between one and many, one and not one. But if we truly realize the interdependent nature of the dust, the flower, and the human being, we see that unity cannot exist without diversity. Unity and diversity interpenetrate each other freely. Unity is diversity, and diversity is unity. This is the principle of interbeing.

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„France was built with swords. The fleur-de-lis, symbol of national unity, is only the image of a spear with three pikes.“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

La France fut faite à coups d'épée. La fleur de lys, symbole d'unité nationale, n'est que l'image d'un javelot à trois lances.
in La France et son armée.
Writings

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Marcus Aurelius Foto

„Suppose that thou hast detached thyself from the natural unity.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

VIII, 34
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book VIII
Kontext: Suppose that thou hast detached thyself from the natural unity... yet here there is this beautiful provision, that it is in thy power again to unite thyself. God has allowed this to no other part, after it has been separated and cut asunder, to come together again.... he has distinguished man, for he has put it in his power not to be separated at all from the universal... he has allowed him to be returned and to be united and to resume his place as a part.

Virginia Woolf Foto

„I am not one and simple, but complex and many.“

—  Virginia Woolf, buch The Waves

Quelle: The Waves

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