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The common error which makes it difficult to believe all the world to be wholly ours, is to be shunned as a rock of shipwreck or a dangerous quicksand. For the poison which they drank hath infatuated their fancies and now they know not, either will they understand, they walk on in darkness. All the foundation of the earth are out of course. It is safety not to be with them. And a great part of happiness to be freed from their seducing and enslaving errors.
- Thomas Traherne, Centuries of Meditations