Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness. … If we reflect upon our languages, we find at best they must be considered only as maps.

Alfred Korzybski

Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics (1958), 58.

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