Deep thought

Moral questions immediately present themselves as questions whose solutions cannot wait for sensible proof.  A moral question is a question not of what sensibly exists, but of what is good, or would be good if it did exist.  Science can tell us what exists; but to compare the worths, both of what exists and of what does not exist, we must consult not science, but what Pascal calls our heart.”

William James, The Will To Believe

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