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Wisdom 17:13
Expecting the worst, people prefer to remain ignorant of the cause of their torment.
But they that during that night, in which nothing could be done, and which came upon them from the lowest and deepest hell, slept the same sleep.
When you lack the confidence to rely on reason, you give in to the fears caused by ignorance.
and the more one’s expectation is of itself uncertain, the more one makes of not knowing the cause that brings on torment.
and hope, defeated by this inward weakness, prefers ignorance of what causes the torment.
and hope, defeated by this inward weakness, prefers ignorance of what causes the torment.
and hope, defeated by this inward weakness, prefers ignorance of what causes the torment.
and hope, defeated by this inward weakness, prefers ignorance of what causes the torment.
and the inner expectation of help, being weak, prefers ignorance of what causes the torment.
and the inner expectation of help, being weak, prefers ignorance of what causes the torment.
And the while less abiding is from within, it guesseth greater power of that cause, of which it giveth torment. [And while from within less is the abiding, the more it guesseth the power of his (or its) cause, of the which torment it giveth.]
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