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"There are two things on which all interpretation of scripture depends: the process of discovering what we need to learn, and the process of presenting what we have learnt." (13)

"All teaching is teaching of either things or signs, but things are learnt through signs." (13)

"What I now call things in the strict sense are things such as logs, stones, sheep and so on, which are not employed to signify something." (13)

"So anyone who thinks that he has understood the divine scriptures or any part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this double love of God and neighbor, has not yet succeeded in understanding them." (49)

"When I was writing about things I began with the warning that attention should be paid solely to the fact that they existed, and not to anything besides themselves that they might signify. Now that I am discussing signs, I must say...

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