Quotation by George Berkeley

Atheism..., that bugbear of women and fools, is the very top and perfection of free-thinking. It is the grand arcanum to which a true genius naturally riseth, by a certain climax or gradation of thought, and without which he can never possess his soul in absolute liberty and repose.
George Berkeley (1685–1753), Irish bishop, philosopher. Alciphron, in "Alciphron: or the Minute Philosopher," dial. 1, sect. 9, p. 44, The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, eds. A. Luce and T. Jessop, London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. (1948-1957).
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