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Big & Little again

“When matters of great moment are inquired into by men of little ability, they usually make them men of great ability.”

— Augustine, Contra Academicus I.ii.6 (trans. by Denis J. Kavanagh as “Answers to Skeptics” in Writings of St. Augustine, volume 1, in the series Fathers of the Church: A New Translation (NY: Cima Publishing, 1948), p. 112.)

Another translation:

“Really great things, when discussed by little men, can usually make such men grow big.”

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