Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
Those who have a relatively direct vision of facts are often incapable of translating their vision into words, while those who possess the words have usually lost the vision. It is partly for this reason that the highest philosophical capacity is so rare: it requires a combination of vision with abstract words which is hard to achieve, and too quickly lost in the few who have for a moment achieved it.
Source: Bertrand Russell: The Analysis of Mind, 1921, Lecture X. Words and Meaning, p.212.
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