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The aim of philosophy is not to desert activity but to inspire and illumine it, not to neglect meditation but to bring back its gains of peace and power to transform external life, not to give up reason but to warm and round it out by devotion. Only the neurotic, the dissociated, and the ignorant do otherwise. The wiser ones, better balanced, will let them actively collaborate with one another.


-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy > # 188






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