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When intelligence is applied so thoroughly as to yield a whole view and not merely a partial view of existence, when it is applied so persistently as to yield a steady insight into things rather than a sporadic one, when it is applied so detachedly as to be without regard to personal preconceptions, and when it is applied so calmly that feelings and passions cannot alter its direction, then and only then, does a man become truly reasonable and capable of intellectually ascertaining truth.

-- Notebooks Category 7: The Intellect > Chapter 3: The Development of Intellect > # 1

-- Perspectives > Chapter 7: The Intellect > # 21

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