Friday, March 09, 2012

"It is, I own, not uncommon to be wrong in theory and right in practice; and we are happy that it is so.

Men often act from their feelings, who afterwards reason but ill on them from principle; but it is impossible to avoid an attempt at such reasoning, and equally impossible to prevent its having some influence on our practice, surely it is worth taking some pains to have it just, and founded on the basis of sure experience.

Edmund Burke. A Philosophical Enquiry.

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