“It is so easy to be immature. If I have a book to serve as my understanding, a pastor to serve as my…”

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“It is so easy to be immature. If I have a book to serve as my understanding, a pastor to serve as my conscience, a physician to determine my diet for me, and so on, I need not exert myself at all. I need not think, if only I can pay: others will readily undertake the irksome work for me.”

Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment?

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