Nature intended illusions for the wise as well as for fools, let the former should be rendered too miserable by their wisdom.

Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer, epigrammist (b. Nicolas-Sébastien Roch)
Maxims and Thoughts, ch. 1 (1796) [tr. Merwin (1984)]
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