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It is as easy to close the eyes of the mind as those of the body; and the former is more frequently done with wilfulness, and yet not attended to, than the latter; the actions of the mind being more quick and transient than those of the senses.
The one Enemy we have in this Universe is Stupidity, Darkness of Mind; of which darkness, again there are many sources, every sin a source, and probably self-conceit the chief source. Darkness of mind, in every kind and variety, does to a really tragic extent abound; but of all the kinds of Darkness, surely the Pedant Darkness, which asserts and believes itself to be light, is the most formidable to mankind! For empires or for individuals there is but one class of men to be trembled at; and that is the Stupid Class, the class that cannot see, who alas! are they mainly that will not see.
Carlyle, Latter-day Pamphlets, III.
References. XII. 27. Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. xx. No. 1164; see also Twelve Sermons to Young Men, p. 169. A. Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture Ezekiel, p. 10.
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