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„Now, as there is an infinity of possible universes in the Ideas of God, and as only one of them can exist, there must be a sufficient reason for God's choice, which determines him toward one rather than another. And this reason can be found only in the fitness, or the degrees of perfection, that these worlds contain, since each possible thing has the right to claim existence in proportion to the perfection it involves.“

—  Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716
The Monadology (1714), Or, comme il y a une infinité d'univers possibles dans les idées de Dieu, et qu'il n'en peut exister qu'un seul, il faut qu'il y ait une raison suffisante du choix de Dieu qui le détermine à l'un plutôt qu'à l'autre. Et cette raison ne peut se trouver que dans la convenance, dans les degrés de perfection que ces mondes contiennent, chaque possible ayant droit de prétendre à l'existence à mesure de la perfection qu'il enveloppe. La monadologie (53 & 54).

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„I cannot talk about myself otherwise than by saying "Japan, the Ambiguous, and Myself".“

—  Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935
Japan, The Ambiguous, and Myself (1994), Context: In the rest of my lecture I would like to use the word "ambiguous" in accordance with the distinction made by the eminent British poet Kathleen Raine; she once said of William Blake that he was not so much vague as ambiguous. I cannot talk about myself otherwise than by saying "Japan, the Ambiguous, and Myself".

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„The woman who goes to bed with a man must put off her modesty with her petticoat, and put it on again with the same.“

—  Theano (philosopher) Ancient philosopher
From Essay XX by Michel de Montaigne (translated by Charles Cotton, Macmillan London 1877).

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