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Gautama Buddha
(c. 563 B.C. - c. 483 B.C.)

Indian religious leader and philosopher.

Science Quotes by Gautama Buddha (4 quotes)

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relationship to everything else.
— Gautama Buddha
In Dwight Goddard, Buddha, Truth, and Brotherhood (1934), 44.
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As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of a interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes.
— Gautama Buddha
In Gary William Flake, The Computational Beauty of Nature (2000), 383.
Science quotes on:  |  Connection (87)  |  Independence (32)  |  Isolation (26)  |  Net (10)  |  Web Of Life (4)

The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it provides protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axeman who destroys it.
— Gautama Buddha
In Sergius Alexander Wilde, Forest Soils and Forest Growth (1946), 6.
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Why are you so sure parallel lines exist?
Believe nothing, merely because you have been told it, or because it is traditional, or because you have imagined it.
— Gautama Buddha
In George Edward Martin, The Foundations of Geometry and the Non-Euclidean Plane (1982), 47.
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