Sunday, November 13, 2016

About advice taking................

For no one can have lived in this world without realising that, when fortune smiles at them, the majority of men, even if quite unversed in affairs, are so abounding in wisdom that any advice offered to them is regarded as an affront, whereas in adversity they know not where to turn, begging for advice from any quarter; and then there is no counsel so foolish, absurd or vain which they will not follow.

-Baruch Spinoza,  Theological-Political Treatise, Second Edition per Samuel Shirley

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