Our whole past experience is continually in our consciousness, though most of it sunk to a great depth of dimness. I think of consciousness as a bottomless lake, whose waters seem transparent, yet into which we can clearly see but a little way.

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Peirce, Charles Sanders. Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce: Science and Philosophy. Volume 7. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1966, par. 547.