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Is mental tranquillity indistinguishable from emotional death? Is it not better to guide feelings, educate desires, and uplift emotions into the proper channels than to kill them? Such questions show a confused comprehension of the philosophic discipline. The latter's aim is not to produce an insensible human stone but a true human being.

-- Notebooks Category 6: Emotions and Ethics > Chapter 3: Discipline Emotions > # 186

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