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Ralph Cudworth
Born 1617 (1617)
Aller, Somerset, Kingdom of England
Died June 26, 1688(1688-06-26) (aged 70–71)
Alma mater Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Occupation Classicist, theologian, philosopher

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
Ralph Cudworth
Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
Ralph Cudworth
Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself.
Ralph Cudworth
The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true.
Ralph Cudworth