# Day 317 (Number matters…)

“Numerus stat ex parte material – a latin phrase that means numbers are on the side of matter, of materiality ; worth and value are on the side of the Gods.

St Thomas Aquinas in these words seems to suggest that numbers constitute the substantial basis of this world and therefore it is number that must be looked on as pure quantity ~ quantity that refers to the material aspect of things

“The concrete object is made up of matter and form; and this ontological polarity is reflected on the plane of manifestation. The existent object bears witness, so to speak, to the principles by which it is constituted… and that is the reason, finally, why there are both qualities and quantities in the corporeal domain: the one indicative of essence, the other of material substrate.”


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