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    The seed of everything is in everything else.
    — Anaxagoras
    The descent into Hades is much the same from whatever place we start.
    — Anaxagoras
    The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
    — Anaxagoras
    And since the portions of the great and the small are equal in number, so too all things would be in everything. Nor is it possible that they should exist apart, but all things have a portion of everything.
    — Anaxagoras
    The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: earth  star 
     
    Wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexisting things; so that all becoming might more correctly be called becoming mixed, and all corruption, becoming separate.
    — Anaxagoras
    All things were together, infinite both in number and in smallness; for the small too was infinite.
    — Anaxagoras
    It is not I who have lost the Athenians, but the Athenians who have lost me.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: lost 
     
    The Greeks do not think correctly about coming-to-be and passing-away; for no thing comes to be or passes away, but is mixed together and dissociated from the things that are. And thus they would be correct to call coming-to-be mixing-together and passing-away dissociating
    — Anaxagoras
    The sun provides the moon with its brightness.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: moon 
     
    The Sun is a mass of fiery stone, a little larger than Greece.
    — Anaxagoras
    In everything, there is a share of everything
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: shares 
     
    The purpose of life is the investigation of the Sun, the Moon, and the heavens.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: moon  heaven 
     
    Appearances are but a glimpse of what is hidden.
    — Anaxagoras
    The Greeks are wrong to recognize coming into being and perishing; for nothing comes into being nor perishes, but is rather compounded or dissolved from things that are. So they would be right to call coming into being composition and perishing dissolution.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: right  wrong 
     
    Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god but a great rock and the sun a hot rock.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: moon  god 
     
    All other things have a portion of everything, but Mind is infinite and self-ruled, and is mixed with nothing but is all alone by itself.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: alone  mind 
     
    Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.
    — Anaxagoras
    tags: men  live 
     
    There is no smallest among the small and no largest among the large, but always something still smaller and something still larger.
    — Anaxagoras
    Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
    — Anaxagoras
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