The Same Thing

“The origin of science is in the desire to know causes; and the origin of all false science and imposture is in the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.”
—William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British writer, drama critic, social commentator, and philosopher.

Hazlitt is now considered one of the greatest critics and essayists of the English language, yet his work is currently little read (but available on Amazon *).


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