Thursday, September 13, 2007

Deep thought for the day

Besides being another reason I'm a sucker for Bertrand Russell, here is an idea I wish more of our politicians and political commentators and absolutists among us would take a moment to ponder as a virtue:

"To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it," - Bertrand Russell, introduction to "A History of Western Philosophy."

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