The reason acts slowly, with so many examinations and on so many principles,
which must be always present, that at every hour it falls asleep, or
wanders, through want of having all its principles present. Feeling does not
act thus; it acts in a moment, and is always ready to act. We must then put
our faith in feeling; otherwise it will be always vacillating.
253. Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
254. It is not a rare thing to have to reprove the world for too much
docility. It is a natural vice like credulity, and as pernicious.
255. Piety is different from superstition.
To carry piety as far as superstition is to destroy it.
The heretics reproach us for this superstitious submission. This is to do
what they reproach us for...
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