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Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

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But like the desire for eternal life, the desire for omniscience and absolute perfection is merely an imaginary desire; and, as history and daily experience prove, the supposed human striving for unlimited knowledge and perfection is a myth. Man has no desire to know everything; he only wants to know the things to which he is particularly drawn.
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Lecture XXX, Atheism alone a Positive View

 
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

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