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[4] For the Deity has no resemblance whatever to man, either in nature, activity, skill, or strength; nor, if He does something that we cannot do, or contrives something that we cannot contrive, is this contrary to reason; but rather, since He differs from us in all points, in His works most of all is He unlike us and far removed from us. But most or the Deity's powers, as Heracleitus says,1 ‘escape our knowledge through incredulity.’

1 Fragment 116 (Bywater, p. 45)

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