„When the child was a child, it didn’t know that it was a child, everything was soulful, and all souls were one.“

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„In the beginning was the myth. God, in his search for self-expression, invested the souls of Hindus, Greeks, and Germans with poetic shapes and continues to invest each child's soul with poetry every day.“

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