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«Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude»
«The finite mind does not require to grasp the infinitude of truth, but only to go forward from light to light»
«All finite things reveal infinitude: The mountain with its singular bright shade Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow, The after-light upon ice-burdened pines; Odor of basswood upon a mountain slope, A scene beloved of bees; Silence of wate»
Author: Theodore Roethke
, bright blue
, light upon
, Shine On
«Whether we be young or old,Our destiny, our being's heart and home,Is with infinitude, and only there;With hope it is, hope that can never die,Effort and expectation, and desire,And something evermore about to be.»
«At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.»
Author: Carl Gustav Jung
, Strange Land
«An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.»
«Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.»
Author: John Milton
, rules of order
«Give both the infinitudes their due - / Infinite mercy, but, I wis, / As infinite a justice too.»
«When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.»
Author: Thomas Carlyle
, bottle up
, profit and loss