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ON THE HUMAN MIND

Our minds are dangerous tools, rash and prone to go astray; it is hard to reconcile them with order and moderation. We have seen during my lifetime virtually all outstanding men... breaking out into licentiousness of opinion or behaviour. It is a miracle if you find one who is settled and civilized. We are right to erect the strictest possible fences around the human mind...It is an empty vessel: we can neither grasp it nor aim it...

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