You are not guilty because you are ignorant, but you...

You are not guilty because you are ignorant, but you are guilty when you resign yourself to ignorance. You are guilty whenever—although your conscience whispers that God did not give you faculties without imposing upon you the duty of developing them—you allow the faculty of reflection to lie dormant within you; whenever —although you know that God would not have given you a love of truth without giving the means by which to attain it—you yet despairingly renounce every effort to discover it, and accept as truth, without examination, the assertion either of temperal powers, or of him who has sold himself to them. —Mazzini.

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