To think well consists simply, either in knowing the truth, or in guiding the understanding in the way which leads to it. Truth is the reality of things. What is the use of thinking with acuteness, or with apparent profoundness, if our thoughts are not in conformity with the reality? A simple farmer, or a modest artisan, acquainted with the things connected with his business, will think and speak better about them than a presumptuous philosopher, who in laboured conceptions and high-sounding words might try to read them lectures on what he knows nothing about.
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Jaime Balmes (1810 - 1848), was a political writer and a philosopher. Balmes has a universally admitted place of honour amongst the greatest philosophers of modern times and his work sounds surprisingly relevant today.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781449957001
Book Description Createspace, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 188 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.47 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1449957005