What is the use of aesthetics if they can neither teach how to produce beauty nor how to appreciate it in good taste? It exists because it behooves rational human beings to provide reasons for their actions and assessments. Even if aesthetics are not the mathematics of beauty, they are the proof of the calculation.
Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.
As youth lives in the future, so the adult lives in the past: No one rightly knows how to live in the present.
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