Thursday, January 12, 2012

Faint Light

A cancleWandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: "My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly." The stranger is a theologian.

-- Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher, Addition to Philosophical Thoughts, Number VIII (1770)

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