“Calculate what man knows, and it cannot compare with what he does not know. Calculate the time he is…”

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“Calculate what man knows, and it cannot compare with what he does not know. Calculate the time he is alive, and it cannot compare with the time before he was born. Yet man takes something so small and tries to exhaust the dimensions of something so large! Hence he is muddled and confused and can never get anywhere.”

Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Zhuangzi, Watson tr. (Ch 17)

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