Quotation by Josiah Royce

The unique eludes us; yet we remain faithful to the ideal of it; and in spite of sense and of our merely abstract thinking, it becomes for us the most real thing in the actual world, although for us it is the elusive goal of an infinite quest.
Josiah Royce (1855–1916), U.S. philosopher. Originally published 1900. The Conception of Immortality, repr. In The Religious Philosophy of Josiah Royce (1952).
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