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Anaxagoras Quotes

A Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher famous for introducing the cosmological concept of Nous (mind), the ordering force, i.e., that there were rational laws of nature.
(c. 500 BC - 428 BC)

Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.

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

It is not I who have lost the Athenians, but the Athenians who have lost me.

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

Neither is there a smallest part of what is small, but there is always a smaller (for it is impossible that what is should cease to be). Likewise there is always something larger than what is large.

The descent to Hades is the same from every place.