„But must we really light a candle to see the sun?“

— Wernher von Braun, Context: My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun? From a letter to the California State board of Education (14 September 1972)
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„There must be candles.“

— Michael Rosen British children's writer 1946

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