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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.




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French
De l'existence d'une chose on conclut à sa possibilité ; de la possibilité d'une chose, on ne peut conclure à son existence.”

German
Was existiert, muß auch möglich gewesen sein; was möglich ist, muß nicht immer zur Existenz gelangen.”

Latin
Ab esse ad posse valet, a posse ad esse non valet consequential.”




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