"The Apeiron is neither water nor any other one of the things called elements, but the infinite is something of a different nature, from which came all the heavens and the worlds in them"

"A power that is present within and amongst all beings"

"...that which lies at the base of all existence, making expression and individuality possible"

"It embraces the opposites of hot and cold, wet and dry" 

"The Apeiron or the "infinite" is a matter that has no boundary"

 

Anaximander, ~600 BC