A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on life, science, and process

Basic characteristics of an individual organism: to divide, to unite, to merge into the universal, to abide in the particular, to transform itself, to define itself, and as living things tend to appear under a thousand conditions, to arise and vanish, to solidify and melt, to freeze and flow, to expand and contract. Since these effects occur together, any or all may occur at the same moment.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Scientific Studies [Suhrkamp, 1988] pps 303–4

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