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It may be shattering to the preconceptions and misconceptions of those who believe that Enlightenment is only for the dreamer and the escapist to hear it affirmed that this is not so, that it is equally attainable by the person who is at home in the world and by the lover of beautiful forms, sounds, and colours. But clearly such a person would need to be exceptionally well balanced or he would soon lose his way. This is another reason why philosophy holds the quality of balance in such high estimation.


-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy > # 206






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