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Letter "V" » void of
«A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt. If it cannot discover the claims to existence of the objects of its questioning -- and it would be miraculous if it so soon succeeded in solving so many mysteries -- it will deny them all reality, the mere formulation of the problem already implying an inclination to negative solutions. But in so doing it will become void of all positive content and, finding nothing which offers it resistance, will launch itself perforce into the emptiness of inner revere.»
Author: Emile Durkheim
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«All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.»
«For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.»
«For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, / And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, / Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, / In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: / And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.»
«He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.»
«He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.»
«A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.»
«For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.»
«A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued with an irresistible force, which for want of sight is of no use to him»
«Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.»