AS A SOURCE OF ERROR
is one powerful faculty in man. But it is a great source of error and
falsehood. It is an impostor, which makes it difficult to detect its
deceitfulness. It is most often false but occasionally true which confuses
us as to its true character. And here we are talking of the imagination of
the wisest men.
is so dominant, it always goes against reason and often overwhelms reason.
It is a haughty faculty that establishes a second nature in man. It is the
master that tells man to believe reason, to deny it or revolt against it. It
can command us to act out of feeling rather than what we perceive. And men
who satisfy the imagination get the greatest satisfaction in this world.
Reason gives little satisfaction. So people with a wild imagination are more
self-satisfied than reasonable men.
imaginative man argues more boldly and confidently while the reasonable man,
meekly and deliberately, which gives the imaginative man an advantage in the
minds of the audience.
the imaginative man, full of self-esteem, feels he is wise and gives the
same impression to an audience that is also imaginative.
can never make anyone wise; but it can make one self-satisfied which can
only make him feel more miserable.