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Infinity

Whenever we encounter the Infinite in man, however imperfectly understood, we treat it with respect. Whether in the synagogue, the mosque, the pagoda, or the wigwam, there is a hideous aspect which we execrate and a sublime aspect which we venerate. So great a subject for spiritual contemplation, such measureless dreaming -- the echo of God on the human wall!

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet.

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