„In imaginative thought there is no real knowledge of anything but similarities (ultimately identities): knowledge of differences is merely a transition to a new knowledge of similarities.“

Fonte: "Quotes", Notebooks and Lectures on the Bible and Other Religious Texts (2003), p. 215

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