“There are three degrees of proficiency in wisdom: one group (the majority) lives to the utility of the symbol, esteeming health and wealth the final good; another group (artists and naturalists) live to the beauty of the symbol; the smallest group (the wise) live above the symbol to the Thing signified. The first group has common sense; the second, taste; the third, spiritual perception.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


From Part 5, Wisdom, of Robert S. Hare’s e-book, AWAY WITH THIS INVERTED WORLD.


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