Intelligence is always taken in by feeling.

La Rochefoucauld



Inferences and judgments made by people are biased unconsciously by feelings such as expectation, fear, self-love, hatred, and go in a different direction. Hopeful observation is a case in point. Intelligence is easy to bend. Probably, this is why it has imposed clear grounds and rigorous methods on it. You must infer and judge not hastily but carefully and attentively. From the 17th-century French duke's "Maxims (translated by Arou Naito)." 


"December 27 2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"