„Therefore, lord…we believe that you are something than which nothing greater can be thought.“

—  Anselmo de Cantuária, Proslógio

Proslogion, ch. 2; Gregory Schufreider Confessions of a Rational Mystic: Anselm's Early Writings (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1994) pp. 324-5.
Original: (la) Ergo domine...credimus te esse aliquid quo nihil maius cogitari possit.

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