A Quote from Kierkegaard

“It does not take nearly as much effort to achieve something with the support of an illusion as it does when all illusions are lost.  And just as scurvy is cured by green vegetables, so a person worn out in reflection perhaps does not need strength as much as a little illusion.”

S. Kierkegaard, Two Ages:  The Age of Revolution and the Present Age, a Literary Review; translated, with introduction and notes by Howard V Hong and Edna H. Hong (Princeton NJ:  Princeton University Press, 1978) pp. 66-67

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