Moleschott, Jakob

Force is not an impelling God, not an essence separate from the material substratum of things. A force not united to matter, but floating freely above it, is an idle conception. Nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulphur, and phosphorus, possess their inherent qualities from eternity.

In Ludwig B├╝chner Force and Matter Chapter I (p. 1)

Weil, Simone

Two forces rule the universe: light and gravity.

Gravity and Grace Gravity and Grace (p. 45)

Whitman, Walt

You unseen force, centripetal, centrifugal, through space's spread, Rapport of sun, moon, earth, and all the constellations, What are the messages by you from distant stars to us?

In James E. Miller, Jr (ed.) Complete Poetry and Selected Prose Fancies at Navesink

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