„Letters are signs of things, symbols of words, whose power is so great that without a voice they speak to us the words of the absent; for they introduce words by the eye, not by the ear.“

—  Isidoro di Siviglia, libro Etymologiae

Bk. 1, ch. 3, sect. 1; p. 96.
Etymologiae
Originale: (la) Litterae autem sunt indices rerum, signa verborum, quibus tanta vis est, ut nobis dicta absentium sine voce loquantur. Verba enim per oculos non per aures introducunt.

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teologo, scrittore e arcivescovo cattolico spagnolo 560 - 636

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