Quotation by James Joyce

He affirmed his significance as a conscious rational animal proceeding syllogistically from the known to the unknown and a conscious rational reagent between a micro and macrocosm ineluctably constructed upon the incertitude of the void.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 17, "Ithaca," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

The best Stephen Dedalus can do in modernist terms on the subject of perfectibility in the catechism section of Ulysses.
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