"Therefore, if God is not the creator of dreams;
if there is no connexion between them and the laws
of nature; and finally, if, by means of observation
no art of divining can be found in them, it follows
that absolutely no reliance can be placed in dreams.
This becomes especially evident when we consider
that those who have the dreams deduce no prophecies
from them; that those who interpret them depend
upon conjecture and not upon nature; that in the
course of the almost countless ages, chance has
worked more miracles through all other agencies
than through the agency of dreams; and, finally,
that nothing is more uncertain than conjecture,
which may be led not only into varying, but sometimes even into contradictory, conclusions.