„If I had been on the hills of Bethlehem in the year one, I do not think I should have heard angels singing because I do not hear them now, & there is no reason to suppose that they have stopped.“

Fuente: "Quotes", Notebooks and Lectures on the Bible and Other Religious Texts (2003), p. 74

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