Ancient Metaphysics, "The Foundations of Philosophy"

Ancient Metaphysics Library

Ancient Metaphysics BiographiesThis is the Biographies Section of the Ancient Metaphysics Library. From here, you can review then navigate to any of the various Biographical selections.

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  • Ptolemy, Claudius
    This Biography of Claudius Ptolemy covers the activities and accomplishments of one of the most influential Greek astronomers, cartographers, and astrologers of his time.




"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
 -- Plutarch

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"What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"
 --Jesus Christ

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."
 --Leon Battista Alberti

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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
-- Aristotle
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
 --Francis Bacon
"To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days."
 -- Plutarch
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."
 -- Sophocles