Source:

Sämtliche schriften und briefe series IV volume 5
Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften (ed)
p 540



Date: c. 1694?

Translated from the French



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LEIBNIZ: ON THE IGNORANT AND THE ABLE


[A IV 5, p540]

     The ignorant have this advantage, that there are fewer grounds to doubt their good faith. But when I see able people from the Roman side speak against the Protestants in an insulting way, as if they had nothing significant to say, I have need of all my moderation and of all my restraint not to have a bad opinion of their heart.


© Lloyd Strickland 2006