What People Mean Nowadays by a Philosopher

People mean nowadays by a philosopher, not the man who learns the great art of mastering his passions or adding to his insight, but the man who has cast off prejudices without acquiring virtues.

— Antoine de Rivarol, quoted in Irving Babbit, Rousseau and Romanticism, 1919.

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