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Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic
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Giordano Bruno
Tortured and burned for his beliefs of the Universe. Bruno was an Italian astronomer, occultist, philosopher, satirist, mystic, and martyr. In 1576 Bruno left the city of Naples to escape prosecution because of his heterodox tendencies. When the same happened in Rome, he fled again, this time abandoning his Dominican habit. Bruno defended the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. In "De l'Infinito , Universo e Mondi", he argued that the universe was infinite, that it contained an infinite number of worlds, and that these are all inhabited by intelligent beings. It is often maintained that Bruno was executed because of his Copernicanism and his belief in the infinity of inhabited worlds. In fact, we do not know the exact grounds on which he was declared a heretic because his file is missing from the records.
(1548 - 1600)

There is no law governing all things.
~ Giordano Bruno
It is manifest that every soul has a certain continuity with the soul of the Universe, so that it must be understood to exist and to be included not only there where it liveth and feeleth, but it is also by its essence and substance diffused throughout immensity.
~ Giordano Bruno
Nature is none other than God in things… Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; Whence all of God is in all things.
~ Giordano Bruno
With luck on your side, you can do without brains.
~ Giordano Bruno
It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.
~ Giordano Bruno
The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it.
~ Giordano Bruno
Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it.
~ Giordano Bruno
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority.
~ Giordano Bruno
Time takes all and gives all.
~ Giordano Bruno
If it is not true it is very well invented.
~ Giordano Bruno
There is no absolute up or down, as Aristotle taught; no absolute position in space; but the position of a body is relative to that of other bodies.
~ Giordano Bruno
They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience.
~ Giordano Bruno
We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all.
~ ~ Giordano Bruno
Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
~ Giordano Bruno
Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
~ Giordano Bruno
The beginning, middle, and end of the birth, growth, and perfection of whatever we behold is from contraries, by contraries, and to contraries; and whatever contrariety is, there is action and reaction, there is motion, diversity, multitude, and order, there are degrees, succession and vicissitude.
~ Giordano Bruno

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