„The beginning of religion, more precisely its content, is the concept of religion itself, that God is the absolute truth, the truth of all things, and subjectively that religion alone is the absolutely true knoweldge.“

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—  Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
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—  William Law English cleric, nonjuror and theological writer 1686 - 1761
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