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Whatever Nature undertakes, she can only accomplish it in a sequence. She never makes a leap. For example she could not produce a horse if it were not preceded by all the other animals on which she ascends to the horse ?s structure as if on the rungs of a ladder. Thus every one thing exists for the sake of all things and all for the sake of one; for the one is of course the all as well. Nature, despite her seeming diversity, is always a unity, a whole; and thus, when she manifests herself in any part of that whole, the rest must serve as a basis for that particular manifestation, and the latter must have a relationship to the rest of the system. Goethe (1749)

Date added: 01/14/2019

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Goethe (1749)

Date added: 09/03/2016

Oh how the spell before my sight brings nature's hidden ways to light. See! All things with each other blending, each to each its being lending, all on each in turn depending, heavenly ministers descending, and again to heaven ascending, floating, mingling, interweaving. . . . Can heart of man embrace Illimitable Nature? Goethe (1749)

Date added: 09/25/2011

"Die and become," that is, "Die to this existence and be reborn on a higher level." Goethe (1749)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Where there is plenty of light there is strong shadow. Goethe (1749)

Date added: 09/25/2011

And here I am at last, a very fool, with useless learning curst, no wiser than at first. Goethe (1749)

Date added: 09/25/2011

One must strive to become what one is. Goethe (1749)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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