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Quotation by Aristotle
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. On the Soul II.12: 424a18-21, Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by J.A. Smith, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton University Press (1984).
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