Thursday, November 02, 2006

Malebranche Quote for the Day

If the inordinate desire to become learned often makes men more ignorant, the desire to appear learned not only makes them more ignorant but seems to subvert their reason. For there are an infinity of people who lose their common sense because they wish to surpass it, and who utter nothing but stupidities because they wish to speak only in paradoxes.

The Search After Truth 4.8 (LO 299)

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