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PHILOSOPHY
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Philosophical studies are beset by one peril, a person easily brings himself to think that he thinks; and a smattering of science encourages conceit. He is above his companions. A hieroglyphic is a spell. The gnostic dogma is cuneiform writing to the million. Moreover, the vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself in a child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shells.
      - Robert Aris Willmott

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
      - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Why should not grave Philosophy be styled.
  Herself, a dreamer of a kindred stock,
    A dreamer, yet more spiritless and dull?
      - William Wordsworth, Excursion (bk. III)

The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift,
  That no philosophy can lift.
      - William Wordsworth, Presentiments


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