Bruno, Giordano – Cause, principle and unity - 03 The Second Dialogue
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Giordano Bruno – from Cause, principle and unity
So I will. I say, then, that the table is not animated as table, nor are the clothes as clothes, nor leather as leather, nor the glass as glass, but that, as natural things and composites, they have within them matter and form. All things, no matter how small and minuscule, have in them part of that spiritual substance which, if it finds a suitable subject, disposes itself to be plant, or to be animal, and receives the members of such or such a body, commonly qualified as animated, for in all things there is spirit, and there is not the least corpuscle that does not contain within itself some portion that may animate it.