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The essence of things is eternal; it is a unique and divine nature, the knowledge of which does not belong to man.
There is a fire in the middle at the centre, which is the Vesta of the universe, the house of Jupiter, the mother of the Gods, and the basis coherence and measure of nature.
All things which can be known have number; for it is not possible that without number anything can be either conceived or known.
[Number is] the commanding and self-begotten container of the eternal duration of mundane concerns.
The harmony is generally the result of contraries; for it is the unity of multiplicity, and the agreement of discordances.
The world's nature is a harmonious compound of infinite and finite elements.
The ancient theologians and seers also give witness that on account of certain penalties the soul is yoked to the body and is buried in it as in a tomb.
And indeed all things that are known have number. For it is not possible that anything whatsoever be understood or known without this.
Nature (physis) in the world-order (cosmos) was fitted together out of things which are unlimited and out of things which are limiting, both the world-order as a whole and everything in it.
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Philolaus was a Greek Pythagorean and Presocratic philosopher. He argued that at the foundation of everything is the part played by the limiting and limitless, which combine together in a harmony.
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