XVIII. Reality

~ Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

~

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour.

 ~

All is one, and the one is divine.[1]

God is the cause of all things, which are in him.[2]

Nature cannot be contravened,

but preserves a fixed and immutable order.[3]

 ~

Nature is the true law.

Nature does nothing in vain.

Nature makes no leaps.[4]

Nature abhors a vacuum.

 ~

The world is my representation.[5]

That that is is.[6]

To be is to be perceived.[7]

If a tree falls in a forest and no-one hears it, does it make a sound?[8]

 ~

Put your trust in God,

But keep your powder dry[9].


[1] Attributed to the philosophy of Spinoza.

[2] Attributed to Spinoza.

[3] Attributed to Spinoza.

[4] Attributed to Leibniz.

[5] Attributed to Schopenhauer.

[6] Attributed to Shakespeare.

[7] Attributed to George Berkeley.

[8] Attributed to George Berkeley.

[9] Attributed to Oliver Cromwell.

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