Important Quotations Explained
For it is no more fitting for what is established at the center and equally related to the extremes to move up rather than down or sideways. And it is impossible for it to make a move simultaneously in opposite directions. Therefore it is at rest of necessity. Testimonia A26.
Ethiopians say that their gods are flat-nosed and dark, Thracians that theirs are blue-eyes and red-haired. Fragment B16
Eyes and ears are bad witnesses to people if they have barbarian souls. Fragment B107.
That which is there to be spoken of or thought of must be. Fragment B6
By convention sweet, by convention bitter; by convention hot, by convention cold; by convention color; but in reality: atoms and the void.
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