Empedocles Quote

As painters, men well taught by wisdom in the practice of their art, decorate temple offerings they take in their hands pigments of various colours, and after fitting them in close combination, more of some and less of others, they produce from them shapes resembling all things, creating trees and men and women, animals and birds and water-nourished fish, and long-lived gods too, highest in honour; so let not error convince you in your mind that there is any other source for the countless perishables that are seen, but know this clearly, since the discourse you have heard is from a god.


Fragments, On Nature. Translated by M. R. Wright

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As painters, men well taught by wisdom in the practice of their art, decorate temple offerings they take in their hands pigments of various colours,...

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As painters, men well taught by wisdom in the practice of their art, decorate temple offerings they take in their hands pigments of various colours,...

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As painters, men well taught by wisdom in the practice of their art, decorate temple offerings they take in their hands pigments of various colours,...

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As painters, men well taught by wisdom in the practice of their art, decorate temple offerings they take in their hands pigments of various colours,...