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Genius consists in the capacity for knowing independently of the principle of sufficient reason, and hence for knowing not individual things (which have their existence only in their relations) but the Idea of such things, and of being in relation to these things oneself the correlative of the Idea, and thus no longer an individual, but the pure subject of knowing. 8 more words
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If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy with the coming generation as to spare it the burden of existence, or at any rate not take it upon himself to impose that burden upon it in cold blood?