Quotes: multiplicity

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  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
    St. Augustine of Hippo
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    By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
  • G. Emmons
    G. Emmons
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    One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
    Sir Isaac Newton
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    Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
    Source: Rules for methodizing the Apocalypse Rule 9
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