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Blinded By the Light

This will be my first Post in the ‘Great Quotes’ Section of my Blog.   Like most of you I am a reader.  I don’t always read anything particularly valuable or lofty, but at the least I find myself perusing headlines or checking out web-pages.  The more I read and the more I try to expand my worldviews the more I realize that most of what I think and say has largely been done before, or at the very least been lamented by greater minds than mine. 

Quote #1 comes from Heinrich Heine from his work Gedanken Und Einfalle.  I blindly stumbled on this quote as I was reading  Hitchens ‘God is Not Great.’  

“In Dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see.  When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind old men as guides.”

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