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Giordano Bruno quotes on truth, tradition, excellence, law, light, space, universe, etc.

25 Quotes By Giordano Bruno

Famous As: Philosopher

Born On: 1548 AD

Died On: February 17, 1600

Born In: Nola, Italy

Died At Age: 52

Giordano Bruno was an Italian scientist, poet, and philosopher, who propelled the idea of sun-centered universe as opposed to Church’s theory of Earth-centered universe.  He also believed that there were other inhabited worlds in the universe. He started studying in Dominican convent of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples, where he was ordained as a priest by his superiors in 1572. His views were undoubtedly ahead of time and for this reason, he was also beaten and torture. His wisdom and knowledge often angered local scholars. Nonetheless, he continued reading, traveling, and writing about his findings and beliefs. In 1593, he was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition. He was tortured and interrogated for the next eight years, until his death, in 1600. We have curated some of his quotes on truth, tradition, excellence, law, light, space, and universe.

If the first button of one's coat is wrongly buttoned, all the rest will be crooked.

Giordano Bruno

I who am in the night will move into the day.

Giordano Bruno

I understand Being in all and over all, as there is nothing without participation in Being, and there is no being without Essence. Thus nothing can be free of the Divine Presence.

Giordano Bruno

I pray you, magnificent Sir, do not trouble yourself to return to us, but await our coming to you.

Giordano Bruno

I have declared infinite worlds to exist beside this our earth. It would not be worthy of God to manifest Himself in less than an infinite universe.

Giordano Bruno

I fought, and therefore, believed in my victory. There is more to the fact that I didn't fear death and preferred a brave death instead of a life of an idiot.

Giordano Bruno

I don't care if 1 is prime or not, if 2 is prime or not, if 3 is prime or not. All I care is that there are more stars in the heavens than primes in the earth.

Giordano Bruno

I cleave the heavens and soar to the infinite. And while I rise from my own globe to others and penetrate ever further through the eternal field. That which others saw from afar, I leave far behind me.

Giordano Bruno

I beg you, reject antiquity, tradition, faith, and authority! Let us begin anew by doubting everything we assume has been proven!

Giordano Bruno

I await your sentence with less fear than you pass it. The time will come when all will see what I see.

Giordano Bruno

God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.

Giordano Bruno

Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever.

Giordano Bruno

Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me.

Giordano Bruno

Anything we take in the Universe, because it has in itself that which is All in All, includes in its own way, the entire soul of the world, which is entirely in any part of it.

Giordano Bruno

All things are in the Universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity.

Giordano Bruno

All things are in all.

Giordano Bruno

Beautiful sights arouse feelings of love, and contrary sights bring feelings of disgrace and hate. And the emotions of the soul and spirit bring something additional to the body itself, which exists under the control of the soul and the direction of the spirit.

Giordano Bruno

Divinity reveals herself in all things. Everything has Divinity latent within itself. For she enfolds and imparts herself even unto the smallest beings, and from the smallest beings, according to their capacity. Without her presence nothing would have being, because she is the essence of the existence of the first unto the last being.

Giordano Bruno

Everything that makes diversity of kinds, of species, differences, properties... everything that consists in generation, decay, alteration and change is not an entity, but a condition and circumstance of entity and being, which is one, infinite, immobile, subject, matter, life, death, truth, lies, good and evil.

Giordano Bruno

For nature is not merely present , but is implanted within things, distant from none... And while the outer face of things changeth so greatly, there flourisheth the origin of being more intimately within all things than they themselves. The fount of all kinds, Mind , God , Being, One, Truth , Destiny , Reason , Order .

Giordano Bruno

God is infinite, so His universe must be too. Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of His kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand, I say in an infinity of worlds.

Giordano Bruno

I do not know when, but I know that many have come in this century to develop arts and sciences, sow the seeds of a new culture that will flourish, unexpected, sudden, just when the power is deluded into believing they have won.

Giordano Bruno

I have held and hold souls to be immortal.... Speaking as a Catholic, they do not pass from body to body, but go to paradise, purgatory or hell. But I have reasoned deeply, and, speaking as a philosopher, since the soul is not found without body and yet is not body, it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body.

Giordano Bruno

I need not instruct you of my belief: Time gives all and takes all away ; everything changes but nothing perishes ; One only is immutable, eternal and ever endures, one and the same with itself. With this philosophy my spirit grows, my mind expands. Whereof, how r ever obscure the night may be, I await daybreak, and they who dwell in day look for night Rejoice therefore, and keep whole, if you can, and return love for love.

Giordano Bruno

In space there are countless constellations, suns and planets; we see only the suns because they give light; the planets remain invisible, for they are small and dark. There are also numberless earths circling around their suns.

Giordano Bruno