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In the end all students will become philosophers in the ancient sense of this term--that is, "lovers of wisdom"--and therefore not only feel the Divine but also understand it. Not only this, but they will be able to help others to attain like understanding and be desirous of doing so. The greater their knowledge, the greater their power to help others. Moreover, knowledge of how the Divine works is a safeguard against the pitfalls, pseudo-teachers, and evil ones, for they can then be perceived instantly. Philosophers will not then be deceived by face values. Jesus said, "Be ye harmless as doves but shrewd as serpents."


-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy > # 298






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