Iamblichus Quotes

‘Perfect justice rules the world’ for the Powers that are superior to us know the whole life of the Soul and all its’ former lives.

All things in the world of Nature are not controlled by Fate for the soul has a principle of its own.

The Triad has a special beauty and fairness beyond all numbers, primarily because it is the very first to make actual the potentiality of the Monad – oddness, perfection, proportionality, unification, limit.

The dyad gets its name from passing through or asunder; for the dyad is the first to have separated itself from the monad, whence also it is called “daring.” For when the monad manifests unification, the dyad steals in and manifests separation.

No one will deny that the soul of Pythagoras was sent to mankind from Apollo’s domain, having either been one of his attendants, or more intimate associates, which may be inferred both from his birth, and his versatile wisdom.

If the potential of every number is in the monad, then the monad would be intelligible number in the strict sense, since it is not yet manifesting anything actual, but everything conceptually together in it.