Den som ikke våger seg utover virkeligheten, vil aldri erobre sannheten.
Letters on the Aesthetical Education of Man, brev 10.
The man who does not dare to rise above reality will never conquer this truth.
No doubt this transcendental procedure will remove us for some time from the familiar circle of phenomena, and the living presence of objects, to keep us on the unproductive ground of abstract idea; but we are engaged in the search after a principle of knowledge solid enough not to be shaken by anything, and the man who does not dare to rise above reality will never conquer this truth.
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