True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness. There is no thought except that of true thusness. Thusness does not move, but its motion and function are inexhaustible.
Man is a torch borne in the wind; a dream But of a shadow, summ'd with all his substance.George Chapman
Usually, if we hate, it is the shadow of the person that we hate, rather than the substance. We may hate a person because he reminds us of someone we feared and disliked when younger; or because we see in him some gross caricature of what we find repugnant in ourself; or because he symbolizes an attitude that seems to threaten us.sydney j. harris
Diamond is the hardest natural substance known. It is formed deep in the mantle, and is only brought to the surface via kimberlite pipes, lamprophyres , eclogites and other rocks that originate deep within the mantle . It is also found in alluvial deposits, along with quartz , corundum , zircon and other minerals , derived from such rocks, and in certain meteorites .Mindat, in Diamond, The mindat.org
substance is enduring, form is ephemeral. Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference .Dee Hock, in Birth of the Chaordic Age, p.198
This whole which is visible in different ways in bodies, as far as formation, constitution, appearance, colors and other properties and common qualities, is none other than the diverse face of the same substance a changeable, mobile face, subject to decay, of an immobile, permanent and eternal being.giordano bruno
The corporeal element in man is a large screen and partition that prevents him from perfectly perceiving abstract ideals; this would be the case even if the corporeal element were as pure and superior as the substance of the spheres; how much more must this be the case with our dark and opaque body. However great the exertion of our mind may be to comprehend the Divine Being or any of the ideals, we find a screen and partition between God and us.maimonides
[L]ife, individual or collective, personal or historic, is the one entity in the universe whose substance is compact of danger, of adventure. It is, in the strict sense of the word, drama. … [T]he primary, radical meaning of life appears when it is employed in the sense not of biology, but of biography. For the very strong reason that the whole of biology is quite definitely only a chapter in certain biographies, it is what biologists do in the portion of their lives open to biography.josé ortega y gasset
In order to consider in the most general way the principle of the production of motion by heat, it must be considered independently of any mechanism or any particular agent. It is necessary to establish principles applicable not only to steam engines but to all imaginable heat-engines , whatever the working substance and whatever the method by which it is operated.Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Reflections on the Motive Power of Heat and on Machines Fitted to Develop Power (1824)
Memory is the storehouse in which the substance of our knowledge is treasured up.Regarding Psalm 119:55
Rompre l'os et sucer la substantifique moelle. Break the bone and suck out the very substance.1534 Gargantua, Prologue de l'auteur.
Je suis triste pour ma ge ne ration qui est vide de toute substance humaine. I am sad for my generation which is empty of all human substance.1944 Lettre au ge ne ral, no.10. Published10 Apr1948 in Le Figaro litte raire.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.The Washington Post (26 January 1977)
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.william hazlitt
Ideas get substance and value not by being discussed but by being lived.hugh kingsmill
Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven: No pyramids set off his memories But the eternal substance of his greatness; To which I leave him.Beaumont and Fletcher, The False One, Act II, scene 1, line 169.
Of the eternal corporeal substance (which is not producible ex nihilo , nor reducible ad nihilum , but rarefiable, condensable, formable, arrangeable, and "fashionable") the composition is dissolved, the complexion is changed, the figure is modified, the being is altered, the fortune is varied, only the elements remaining what they are in substance, that same principle persevering which was always the one material principle, which is the true substance of things, eternal, ingenerable and incorruptible.giordano bruno
Exchange value forms the substance of money, and exchange value is wealth.karl marx
Heat may be generated and destroyed by certain processes, and this shows that heat is not a substance.james clerk maxwell
An aphorism is a speculative principle either in science or morals, which is presented in a few words to the understanding:;; it is the substance of a doctrine, and many aphorisms may contain the abstract of a scienceGeorge Crabb (1846), English Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order, p. 114
And the substance out of which this bubble is blown, the soap-film, is empty space welded onto empty time.james jeans
The severe schools shall never laugh me out of the philosophy of Hermes, that this visible world is but a picture of the invisible, wherein as in a portrait, things are not truly, but in equivocal shapes, and as they counterfeit some real substance in that invisible fabric.Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17.
'If,' said he, 'the Father begat the Son, he that was begotten had a beginning of existence: and from this it is evident, that there was a time when the Son was not. It therefore necessarily follows, that he had his substance from nothing.'Arius of Alexandria, (ca250/256–336) on the Arian heresy 
By God , I mean a being absolutely infinite that is, a substance consisting in infinite attributes, of which each expresses eternal and infinite essentiality. Explanation I say absolutely infinite, not infinite after its kind: for, of a thing infinite only after its kind, infinite attributes may be denied; but that which is absolutely infinite, contains in its essence whatever expresses reality, and involves no negation.Baruch Spinoza, in Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (1677), Part I : Concerning God, Definition 6
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