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A plurality should not be asserted without necessity.
William Of Ockham
Scriptum in Librum Primum Sententiarum, Opera Theologica, I, p. 74. 1320.


The bottom of being is left logically opaque to us, as something which we simply come upon and find, and about which (if we wish to act) we should pause and wonder as little as possible.
William James
Princeton Review (1882). "The Sentiment of Rationality"


So it's true: Being without Being is blue.
William Gass
On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry, ch. 1, p. 12.


We should be a mirror of being: we are God in miniature.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 215


With sturdy shoulders, space stands opposing all its weight to nothingness. Where space is, there is being.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 207


Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Voltaire