Be a philosopher, but amidst your philosophy, be still a Mensch.

Not a quote, but close, from: David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Department of Philosophy

Department of Cognitive Science

Occidental College

Los Angeles, California 90041 U.S.A.

Joyce Collins, 1930 - 2010

"There is scarce any one that does not observe something that seems odd to him, and is in it self really Extravagant in the Opinions Reasonings, and Actions of other Men. The least flaw of this kind, if at all different from his own, every one is quick-sighted enough to espie in another, and will by the Authority of Reason forwardly condemn, though he be guilty of much greater Unreasonableness in his own Tenets and Conduct, which he never perceives, and will hardly, if at all, be convinced of." John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book II, Chapter XXXIII

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