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Kérenyi on Words and Thought

The interdependence of thought and speech makes it clear that languages are not so much a means of expressing truth that has already been established, but are a means of discovering truth that was previously unknown. Their diversity is a diversity not of sounds and signs but of ways of looking at the world.

Karl Kérenyi, Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life p. xxxi (Bollingen Series 1996)(R. Manheim transl.)

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