If oxen and horses and lions had hands and were able to draw with their hands and do the same things as men, horses would draw the shapes of gods to look like horses and oxen would draw them to look like oxen, and each would make the gods bodies have the same shape as they themselves had.

Xenophanes (c. 570–478 BC) Greek philosopher, poet.
In Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 21B15, by Diels-Kranz
Added on 17-Jul-07 | Last updated 17-Jul-07
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  1. *** Dave says:

    And with that, I now have a quote for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet (which masks some embarrassing code errors in the archive logs).

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