Quotation by Joseph Joubert:
Feeling should be held near to the heart. When you accustom your heart to love things which have only an intellectual existence, you become attached to mere abstractions, and easily sacrifice realities to them. When you have a great love for mankind in the mass, there is no affection left to distribute among individuals: all your benevolence has been spent on the universal, and the individual comes in too late. There philosophical passions, which are only brought on by effort, overthrow and destroy our capacity to love.
1754-1824 (Age at death: 70 approx.)
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