Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown upon his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labour to make all one glow of beauty and never cease chiselling your statue.
-Plotinus

“The Wise is one only. It is unwilling and willing to be called by the name of Zeus.”
-Heraclitus

"If coming to be and passing away do not give out, it is only because that from which things come to be is infinite. Because the limited always finds its limit in something, so that there must be no limit, if everything is always limited by something different from itself." -Aristotle