Tuesday, February 6, 2024

some capacity...............

Since it has pleased God to give us some capacity for reason, so that we should not be, like the animals, slavishly subjected to the common laws, but should apply ourselves to them by judgment and voluntary liberty, we must indeed yield a little to the simple authority of Nature, but not let ourselves be carried away tyrannically by her: reason alone must guide our inclinations.

-Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Works, Book Two, Chapter 8

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