” …I found in my own nature special adaptation for the contemplation of truth.
For I had a mind at once versatile enough for that most important object, I mean the recognition of similitudes and at the same time sufficiently steady and concentrated for the observation of subtle shades of difference.
I possessed the passion for research,
a power of suspending judgement with patience,
of meditating with pleasure,
of assenting with caution,
of correcting false impressions with readiness,
and of arranging my thoughts with scrupulous pains.
I had no hankering after novelty,
no blind admiration for antiquity.
Imposture in any shape I utterly detested.
For all these reasons I considered that my nature and disposition had as it were, a kind of kinship and connection with truth.”
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