Quotation by George Eliot

Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long- wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 21 (1876).
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