The agreeable eye

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What the distinction of place means is indifferent to the unfinished man; like the fool, he does everything at all places without distinction. Fools, therefore, achieve reason when they recover the sense for time and place. To put different things in different places, to allot different places to things that differ in quality – that is the condition for all economy including even that of the mind. Not to put in the text what belongs to the footnotes, not to put at the beginning what is to be put at the end, in short, spatial differentiation and limitation belong also to the wisdom of the writer.

—Ludwig Feuerbach (‘Principles of the Philosophy of the Future’, in The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings, p. 234, trans. Zawar Hanfi)


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