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Ralph Cudworth Quotes





Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
[Active]
 

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
 

Sanctified afflictions are like so many artificers working on a pious man's crown to make it more bright and massive.
[Affliction]
 

Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself.
 

The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true.
 

Truth and love are two of the most powerful things in the world; and when they both go together they cannot easily be withstood.
[Truth]