Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher
Counsels and Maxims, vol. 2, ch. 20, sec. 242 (trans. T. Bailey Saunders)

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Added on 27-Aug-08 | Last updated 27-Aug-08
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