The Skeptic Speaks

by Peter Saint-Andre

Hold off, delay, suspend assent
To moral rules and wisdom claims
From dogmatists of every bent:
Make thought and choice your highest aims.

Take time and counsel in your mind
Before you reach your own conclusions
In matters of the finest kind —
And thus steer clear of life's delusions.

(cf. Human, All Too Human, Volume II, Part II, §213; Daybreak, §82; The Joyful Learning, Prelude, §61)

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